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need a battery current and voltage converter

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induction1

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i have sealed lead acid battery (12 volt 2 AH) and i am planning on running a 24vdc, 1amp fan off of it. how can i convert the current and voltage with the least amount of circuitry? i know electronics basics, but am rather inexperienced. also, what is the best kind of solar cell for recharging this battery? any additional info would be appreciated.

thanks alot
 

kinjalgp

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You can wither use two 12V batteries in series or go for a boost type DC to DC converter.
 

stevez

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If efficiency weren't an issue I'd be inclined to scrounge around the workshop and experiment. I'd locate a suitable transformer that would handle a few amps on the input and output with a 1:2 or similar ratio. Then I'd play around with some substantial power transistors (protect them with diodes) and a circuit to turn them on and off at some variable rate - apply this to the primary (the low end) and see what comes out - it will be AC that you can rectify/smooth. It won't be pretty but may get you where you want to go. What I've described is a crude version of the old vibrator supplies that car radios from the 50's were equipped with - the vibrator was more or less a relay that turned itself on and off and pulsed the primary of the transformer.

I see a lot of requests for up convertors. There are more efficient and elegant ways to do it - this outlines a crude approach that allows utilization of junkbox components. Again, unlikely that it will be efficient.
 

bogdanfirst

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ypu can use a switching power suply. they are smaller, compared to the transformer and the circuit you will have and provide a better efficency.(i think so, they are around 80-90%. i am not sure, but i dont think that you get more than that by using a circuit with the transformer.)
also, the voltage is more stabilized, for the transformer you need a good secondary winding, because it might have a relatively big resistance so you will have a big drop on the maximum load.
or you can use a DC-DC converter, wich is almost the same thing.
 
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