I need to create a water pump system for a modeled water tank.
Now I'm a complete noob so my ignorant self thought I could just buy a small DC pump, a switch and some connectors and off I'd go.
Doing this I depleted the battery in about 4mins of run time.
Connecting these items via a AC/DC converter power supply, resulted in the pump/motor stopping in approx. 2 mins and the wires getting really hot.
Am I going about this all wrong or is there something I'm missing? i.e. relay, motor speed controller, etc.
Can someone help me out with a wiring diagram for this or direct me to were I could learn how to do this? Much appreciated!
Specs of the components I bought:
- Rated voltage: DC3V or 4.5V
- No load of water discharge capacity: 100L / H
- Load rated current: 0.18A
Power Supply Adapter
- Input: 100V-240V 50/60Hz
- Output: DC 12V 5A max
- Output adaptor jack size: 5.5mm x 2.1mm
Manual Inline DC Power Switch
- DC Power Pigtail male/female:2.1x5.5mm
- Max electric current:2A