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Combining currents of different voltages

Discussion in 'Renewable Energy' started by lukebaker, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. lukebaker

    lukebaker New Member

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    Hi, I would like to know how to combine dc currents of different voltages. I want to keep maximum voltage and current.
    I would like a circuit diagram if possible, or just some tips would be fine.
    The closest I circuit diagram I can find is charge controller, but don't think you can combine currents of different voltages.
    Help appreciated.
     
  2. nicole.b

    nicole.b New Member

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    This is possible with the use of a quality and regulated 12V supply that is capable of sourcing more than the total volts of all your devices combined. To be safe, you have to have at least 30% more than the total power drawn by a device. You can check the manuals of each device to be sure. You can also use an SMPS if you require higher current draws. Hope this helps. -N.B.
     
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  3. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Perhaps you should try reading the thread dates? - it's over two years ago, and the poster hasn't been back since.
     

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