I just wanted to check that this setup is safe as I am not an electrical engineer, nor am I experienced...
I am using an AC adapter which outputs 12 volts DC. It has a max current rating of 6 amps. I have wired it directly to a DC motor (rated for 12 volts) using wire rated for 21 amps. The AC adapter has a pin output like on a laptop charger, so I used an adapter which allows me to screw in the positive and negative wires. (Looks like this: https://uge-one.com/image/cache/catalog/catalog/0%20UGE%20JACK%20ADAPTOR%201-550x550.jpg) I intend on using some insulation tape around this to make it safer.
The motor drives a system of pulleys to lower/raise a shelf in a linear motion, so it has some load. I tested the current drawn with this load with some batteries. With 5.9v across the motor, it drew 1.8 amps (with a load).
The eBay listing for the motor (I couldn't find a decent datasheet) states that its locked-rotor current is 3.25 amperes. I assume that this is the maximum current it can draw, although could the starting current exceed this or exceed the max current rating of the AC adapter (6 amps max)? I ask this because the load could increase as it is driving a shelf with items on. I am not sure if this is something to worry about as the item description for the AC adapter says that it does have over current protection, so what's the worse that could happen?
So, my question is, does this circuit sound safe with my current, tested load, and would it be safe if the load were to increase? Is the safety gap between the amps the motor is drawing and the AC adapter rating large enough?
Many thanks in advance!
The AC adapter that I am using: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074HX4GJ3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1