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Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by yublazy, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. yublazy

    yublazy New Member

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    Hi,
    I need to convert 110 ac to 12vdc @6-8 amps, why am I having such trouble finding an adapter/transformer. I'm trying to hook up a 115 db auto horn to announce customers to our warehouse staff who are sometimes 600' + away from the entry...I'm open to suggestions
    Thanks
     
  2. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    I don't see how you can be having trouble?, such items are common place, and used for powering CB and Amateur radio equipment in the home.
     
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    alec_t Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Or a car battery charger would probably be ok if its just for sounding a horn.
     
  4. dave

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  5. audioguru

    audioguru Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    If anybody is near the horn when it sounds then they will have their ears blown off!
     
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    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Units like this one are very common and run about $50 USD for the 7.5 amp versions. Just as an example. Additionally most low end cheap home computer power supplies can be easily hacked to deliver what you want. The link was through Allied Electronics a US parts house.

    Ron
     
  7. alec_t

    alec_t Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    So likely to be a customer deterrent :)
     
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    audioguru Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I was at a car dealer where they rang a peasant bell or gong each time there was a sale, ding, ding, ding, GONG, GONG!
     

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