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    Where to get AC/DC converter to power car audio at home?

    Does anybody know of a place to get a decent AC/DC converter?

    I seem to being doing a lot of work out of my garage, so I want to install an audio system. Being that it is easier and cheaper to squeeze power out of car audio, I want to find a reliable AC/DC converter that can supply power to an Alpine deck that I have laying around (cda 9813) and 2 US Acoustic amps. That way I can put in a 4 channel system with a single sub. Should be plenty of sound.

    Has anybody done this?







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    Re: Where to get AC/DC converter to power car audio at home?

    I did it once, and with the price you pay for a decent boom box at walmart ( that sounds better anyway it is not worth it. You can find a decent stereo in the paper for sell less then a AC/DC converter would cost. Yes you can get a cheaper converter, but it will not prduce the amps required to push all that stuff.




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    Re: Where to get AC/DC converter to power car audio at home?

    Quote Originally Posted by pavengmike6
    I did it once, and with the price you pay for a decent boom box at walmart ( that sounds better anyway it is not worth it. You can find a decent stereo in the paper for sell less then a AC/DC converter would cost. Yes you can get a cheaper converter, but it will not prduce the amps required to push all that stuff.

    I have definately weighted this out and you are correct, they sure are not cheap. But I figure at the same time it will serve several purposes. Including being able to use it as a test bench for amps and breaking in subs.


    Cool, now I'm on the right track. That unit is a 35 amp unit, you wouldn't happen to know where to find about a 100 or 150 amp unit would you?

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    Re: Where to get AC/DC converter to power car audio at home?

    Quote Originally Posted by str86diesel
    Cool, now I'm on the right track. That unit is a 35 amp unit, you wouldn't happen to know where to find about a 100 or 150 amp unit would you?

    Kev
    H.P. (Agilent Technologies) makes them, but you'd better have deep pockets:

    http://we.home.agilent.com/USeng/nav...881258/pd.html

    Pyramid goes up to a 45 amp unit:
    http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...re=&catid=4071

    Tripp Lite used to have them too, but my links don't work any more. Maybe they got out of that business.



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    Re: Where to get AC/DC converter to power car audio at home?

    Cascade Audio makes a decent sized one. You might find one used from a car audio shop redoing its sound room as this is what they generally use to power the stuff in there.



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    Re: Where to get AC/DC converter to power car audio at home?

    Search Ebay for pyramid or Astron power supplies. Pyramid for cheap. Astron for good.



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