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Sep 19, 2007, 10:14 AM
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That look like an unregulated power supply. The voltage will quickly squat with light loading down to 13-14 volts. You are reading the unloaded peak voltage with no load connected.
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Sep 19, 2007, 03:18 PM
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In looking at the PS - it is unregulated and I seriously doubt it is properly protected from thermal overload or even fused. I know you think you got a good deal, and perhaps it would be fine if you stuck a fuse on it and ran some outdoor lights.

For your charger - you would be much better served converting an old PC power supply (as little as $5) to feed your charger.

Lots of links in these forums on how to do that. Takes only a couple of minutes.
Sep 19, 2007, 07:56 PM
it is fused and is now working fine. I troed a computer ps and din't like it much.

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