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Dec 28, 2004, 12:14 AM
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Do I Need Exactly 12V from my PC power supply for a Triton Charger?


I have followed the instructions for converting your old computer power supply into a 12V power supply for a battery charger. My question is, do I need exactly 12V as I am only getting 11.85V with a 12V light wired to the 5V power....see picture.

Cheers

Mike

PS....do I just clip off all the unused wires?
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Dec 28, 2004, 12:23 AM
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I just bought a 12volt power supply..brand new for $34.95..it provides 10 amps..which is more then enuff to power most chargers..I actually belive they are supposed to supply somehweres between 12v-12.8v...to provide enuff current/power.
Dec 28, 2004, 01:03 AM
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millionbuy.com..has them..best price ive found..
Dec 28, 2004, 11:03 AM
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Don't you have a Triton manual?

10.5 - 15V
Dec 28, 2004, 12:49 PM
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I just bought one from Million Buy, 12 volt, 12 amp max for 39.95
Good price, we will see how it works.
Dec 28, 2004, 12:55 PM
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cool..mine should be in this week..I got the 10 amp model..sine I read thats plenty enuff power...that site had the best price..and the best shipping rates..half of the other companies for shipping handling..radio shack 10 amp is $100...
Dec 28, 2004, 02:03 PM
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mine just came in FED/EX..good looking unit..packed very well too..
Dec 28, 2004, 02:14 PM
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This is a very NEWBIE question but...... I see 400-580 WATT ATX Power Supplies on EBAY all the time from $9 to $19 plus shipping rangoing from $9 to $16. Is there something wrong with these that I should be aware of? Just asking cause I am going to be getting a power supply to charge with.


Thanks ................


charlie
Dec 28, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Goose,
Like hoppy said, anywhere between 10.5 and 15 volts works fine with the Triton. I salvaged a power supply out of an old printer that puts out 11.75v and it has worked fine for 2 years now. Any of these field chargers are made to work with a range of input voltages as they are expected to be hooked up to a 12v battery which (depending on type) could range from nearly 15v fully charged to 11v or less when nearly drained.
Dec 28, 2004, 04:06 PM
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Great...thanks to all.

Hoppy....I have not bought the Triton yet, getting ready for it
Dec 28, 2004, 08:16 PM
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Charlie,
you can use the pc power supply. There are a bunch of threads discussing the required coversion.
Dec 28, 2004, 09:14 PM
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Sorry, I guess I should have been more clear in my question! I have read the threads and seen it being done BUT was curious why folks would pay $30-$50 for power supplies that give like 8-10AMPs @ 12 Volts and I see ATX Power supplies on EBAY giving alot higher output for 1/2 the money. Was curious if I did not know something that is wrong with the ones I am seeing on EBAY?

Thanks for the response! I am still looking for the power supply to buy and was considering my options.


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Dec 28, 2004, 09:29 PM
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charlie helper..there proably good ones too..I jsut dont buy from ebay..because I dont like the bidding and waiting around part..to see if you win the bid..
Dec 28, 2004, 10:50 PM
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That's 1/2 the fun.....
Dec 28, 2004, 10:53 PM
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im just to hyper..if I wnat or neeed something..I dont want to wait 5 days..to see if my bid is accepted...lol..


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