Questions tagged [12v]

Questions relating systems powered by a 12 volt supply. This may include automotive systems and lead-acid batteries that are nominally 12 volts although be aware that under many conditions the actual voltage may be several volts higher.

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How to connect a 12V battery to a 24V system?

I have a 24V battery (two 12V lead/acid in series) connected to solar panels and I'm looking for a way to have a 12V battery and circuit. (But the solar array will charge the 24V system so i need the ...
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Why is 12V Common for PSU

Looking around at various PSUs and I see 12VDC show up pretty commonly, both for PSUs and motors they drive. Can anyone tell me some of the history and/or rationale behind this? E.g. is that a ...
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Why do my all Atmega328P chips stop responding suddenly in a 12v circuit with Zener diode?

I have noticed this strange thing where my atmega328p stops working and when checked through Arduino IDE or AvrdudeSS or ProgISP, they show programmer not in sync, rc=-1 initialization error (while ...
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800 A 12 V bank Winston LiPo4 fuse size?

Installing this bank, with about 1 meter to my inverter/charger, but I want to add a fuse on the positive side. The inverter is a Victron 3kW. The charger is 120 A. The cables that I have now are ...
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What is happening when I apply 5V DC to the DC end of a 12V AC to DC adapter? [closed]

The question is in itself a little bit confusing but I will try my best. So I have a normal 12 volt (1 amp) AC to DC wall charger, nothing fancy about it. I use that to power a fan, which works great ...
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Low voltage switch (12v)

I am looking to build a circuit that will control a 120v battery charger through a relay, the circuit should turn the relay on when the battery goes below 11 volts and turn off the relay when it gos ...
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EPS12V 8pin from ATX PSU with two separate 12V rails

This is your standard EPS/ATX12V connector used for feeding the main processor VRM on a computer motherboard. The two 4pin connectors can be attached together to create an 8pin connector. The top four ...
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How to get max V output from XBox360 power supply

I have a few Xbox 360 power supplys laying around and want to repurpose for led light project I am working on. The rated output is 12V 16.5A and thats perfect for my needs Problem is how do I get ...
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Using 2 5V pins to get 10V [duplicate]

I want to to my RaspBerry Pi 4 with an old small CPU fan. However it's a 12V fan. Is it possible to use 2 of the 5V pins on the board to total to 10V? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I haven't ...
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Approrpiate Guage wire for 12v 1amp power supply?

I am looking to power a Wineguard 12v Antenna Amplifier off a pc power supply. However I am wondering what gauge wire is right. The run will be about 4 feet total (2 ft each direction) at 12v with a ...
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12V Pump power supply

I have a 12V pump that will run at 13 amps. I will be controlling it with a float switch and a relay. I have sound several power supplies at reasonable costs that will provide enough current to run ...
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How to amplify a 0-5V PWM Signal to 0-12V, 10A

I need a Power amplifier which amplifies a 0-5V Arduino-generated PWM Signal to a 0-12V Signal with 120W, for powering a ZVS induction heater. Linearity is not important because i can correct the ...
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powerbank 12v to kinect sensor v2

I have very little knowledge about power draw / conversions etc. I would like to power a Kinect v2 Sensor from a USB Power bank. I saw the USB C and QC3.0 on this powerbank has between 9 and 12V ...
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Can multiple window blind motors run on the same low voltage wire?

I have a wall of 8 windows using battery operated motors (8 AA batteries in a long tube). I am looking to run these off a DC power supply instead. I can't get the exact specs on the motors, but a ...
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12v ride on toy car tripping breaker under normal load

After sitting idle in the garage for a few weeks, my daughters ride on toy car wouldn't move. Changing the battery with a relatively new one did not help. I tracked the problem down to the shifter (...
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Parking Light And Signal light with same LED using MOSFETS

I have a project where I have an existing 12v parking light and I want to also have the turn signal use the same light. I've constructed a circuit using 2x NMOS and 1x PMOS. I think it will work and ...
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Get signal from apartment intercom to know when someone ring

In my apartment I have an old intercom to know when someone is at the entrance of the building and to unlock the door. I waned to connect it to an esp8266 to let me know remotely if someone ring and ...
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Polarities of high current bypass, and short circuit protection, transistors on LM7912 - NPN or PNP?

With reference to Olin's answer to Connecting Voltage Regulators 7812 in Parallel for High Current, and likewise the examples from the Fairchild, TI and ST datasheets, a PNP transistor is used (i.e. ...
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What is the correct wire size to run to a 12V 1.5 amp window blinds motor that is 47 feet from the DC transformer?

I read somewhere that an 18/2 wire could be used to connect a transformer to my window blinds motor (12V 1.5 amps). However, it didn't say anything about the distance. Since I am running it inside ...
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Use one 12V 30A timer for two separate 12V inputs? [closed]

I'd like to use the following timer, rated 12V 30A, but for switching two different 12V inputs at the same time and not having to buy and program two timers. But the timer only have one channel. One ...
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2n2222 with 12v 8mA [closed]

I have a circuit running on 12v 8mA and I want to get a signal to a GPIO of an esp8266 when current is running. So for that I tried to use a 2N2222 transistor with vcc of the circuit going to the base ...
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Wiring 4+ 12v led ring switches from one 12v supply

I am new to electronics and general electronic circuits. I have 4+ led ring switches (from here: follow link) The website says that the rating of the switch contacts is 5A 250VAC with an ...
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Powering high-power laptop from DC without inverter

Context: We live full-time in an RV (a travel trailer) while traveling around the US. We have 300Ah of 12V Lithium batteries, a 3,000W inverter and 600W of solar. Although we have an inverter, it has ...
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Dupont jump wire in order to replace 20 pin cable

Hello, I bought a mp5 player for my car and I didn't find the 20 pin cable for this player. My question is if I could replace it by Dupont jumper wires as the picture shows
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12V voltage regulator

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I have bought the LM78H12K 12V voltage regulator, for the 12V output. My input voltage is 17 V DC, but unfortunately this component is ...
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Case Fans in DC

I need to run about 15 12V case fans(80mm) from wall power. How do I do that? How much amperage do I need? Which voltage adaptor do I buy? I have searched this site and many other sites such as this ...
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Boost 12v battery cranking amps with supercaps

I have a setup where a 12V AGM battery is powering an inverter. This inverter, for brief periods (1 or 2 seconds - compressor starting) needs more amps than the battery can provide. Is there a ...
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Powering WS2812b 12V

I have an idea to use WS2812B as animating light on some old equipment. And I have some doubt. The equipment is 12v so I want to use WS2812B directly on 12V, namely I want to use 5 WS2812b in ...
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Confusion regarding a 12V DC motor's RPM

I have a 550 DC motor of 12V, 45W and 10K RPM installed on a wheel, which is not causing the wheel to turn fast enough when the motor is connected to a 12V battery. I replaced the motor with an older ...
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Create circuit for 12v auto washer pump to 230v mains with push button for art installation

I am creating an interactive art installation in a gallery context using a 12 volts car headlight/windshield washer pump. It basically is a fluid washer pump taken outside of a car into a gallery, ...
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Help me understand my campervan split charge relay

I am new to the world of electronics, but keen to learn. The below all relates to the 12 V circuit of my van. I have picked up a campervan which has a second "leisure" battery which powers items in ...
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Is there a way to tell what frequency I need a PWM to be?

I have a 12V DC motor that turns at 60 RPMs or 1 Hz. Do I need a PWM that matches the frequency in order for it to work? Most of the ones I've seen are around 25 kHz for a 12V 20A motor.
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why wouldn't a 9-60DCV 20A PWM motor control work to control a 12v 20A wiper motor [duplicate]

I have a question regarding controlling the speed of a wiper motor with a PWM vs wiring in a rheostat in the positive side. I have a 110ACV-12DCV 20A converter going to a 9-60DCV 20A PWM motor ...
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Is there a reason why lower voltage batteries are preferred for high AH?

I was looking at these batteries and considering whether to use a 12V battery or multiple 2V batteries for backup power. In any case, I came across this battery by Exide Tech - GNB Flooded Classic H1T ...
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Is it possible to patch together a DC system with these random materials? [closed]

I have a small collection of random batteries and solar panels, plus two charge controllers. I am hoping to build a system which can charge devices like phone, tablet, portable power banks, etc. (...
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12V lead acid charger with LM317 not charging

I have this circuit built and tested. I think this should work and charge the battery with 0.4A to about 13.5V. The Problem: it doesn't charge and between U1 and U3 (Battery) is a current of about 0....
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When to monitor battery capacity

While other good answers have stated why discharging a 12V lead acid battery is hurtful to it, I seem to be unable to find how you should monitor it. Assuming I want to stop drawing current from the ...
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Controlling 12V 70A Motor(s) with Arduino MEGA (or NANO) and a 4-terminal automotive relay

Components I have: Relay (rated at 12V, 70A, cannot find how much current is needed to saturate its coils) Schematic Arduino MEGA and NANO 12V Powerwheels battery + AA battery packs Motor: 00968-...
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Normally Closed Negative Output, Positive Input Relay

I'm attempting to wire up my remote start in my manual transmission vehicle to ONLY start when the vehicle is in neutral. The way that the transmission works is like this: When in neutral, resistance ...
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What is this small circuit board used for in a 12v light?

Repairing a home-made disco light that was used in a nightclub during the 80's/90's and it consisted of 16 12v 50w lamps arranged on 8 legs. I have discovered a small circuit board within each lamp ...
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How to check (6 pin) PCI-E power rail on a pc powersupply?

Could anyone tell me if and how i might verify whether or not a PCI-Express 6 pin power lead on a PC is outputting correct voltage(s) ? A while back, I decided to try to refurbish a graphics card ...
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Using 220V wiring for a 12V setup

I am living in a static house that uses a 220V system for lighting fridge etc, I wish to set my solar system up using 12V not 220, I have a gas fridge and don't need 220V, I will only have 7 LED ...
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12V - How to activate an electric item if battery is full

I have a solar system 12V connected to a PWM controller 20A and a lead-acid battery 80Ah deep cycle. What kind of setup should I make to activate a pump (12V) if the battery is full ( >13.8V ) ?
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Two power sources into appliance (12Vdc)

I am creating powering board for LED strips inside the cacti glass house. It consume 12V DC around 2 amps. I would like to power them up from battery (charged by solar, lead-acid battery 20Ah), but if ...
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micro-switch 12V DC use in vehicle?

Using 12V DC (max 3 amp) linear actuator in a standard car, I need to use some micro-switches in the power circuit to prevent the actuator powering, if it's not in the correct position i.e. won't ...
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24V 3D Printer - power ratings

I have a 3D printer at home and looking to improve some parts. The PSU on the printer has no labels so I'm not certain what it's doing - but the 3D printer's spec. sheet says it's 600W peak and it ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero 12V Battery backup to 5V - do I need the resistor?

I found this diagram on the internet which seems to divide the voltage down to 5V and still be able to deliver 1A with the 7805 just like I want. It will use a 12V lead acid battery and a 12V IN ...
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12VDC to 3 Phase 400V

In order top prevent my seldom used deep well pump (3 Phase, 400V) I plan to daily spin it up for a few seconds. Where the pump is located, the is no power supply (I operate the pump using a ...
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Need to determine a mosfet, and wouldn’t mind a little education in the process

I want to start off by saying that I am a complete electronics newb. I know a little but am always looking to learn more. With that said I am asking for a little help and a little learning. Here’s ...
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12VDC Switching to 17VDC high amerage

It's been years since my undergrad work as an EE. I am a physicist and medical researcher now, but, as a startup, we all take on anything we can. Let's face it... 12VDC high current PSU's are cheap. ...