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Old 02-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #11
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Cool was looking at the Power supply's and that will work. All the Doorbell power supply's were AC out put so I m not sure which ones your talking about. Send a link please. I did not get a chance to look at the Bridge Rectifier yet will do after work. Thanks for your help.
Many of the wallwarts that you have for old appliances have a stepdown transformer, diode rectifier (half or full), and capacitive filtering already in the "wart". No point building your own.


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Old 02-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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Yup, Doesn't everyone have a junk box with at least a half-dozen various old wall warts in it?


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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 PM   #13
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Or just get a SSR that uses 24VAC control like the Crydom A2450E.

You may have to pay retail for one of those, I haven't seen any cheap knock offs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #14
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Buthcher a wall wart and get to cookin a batch. You can get a wal wart at any flea mkt for a couple of bucks and be brewing in a few minutes. I have a 24 VDC and a 5 VDc transformer and regulated power supply in my controller and got both off of ebay from the US for about 15 bucks a poece. They are chinese but I have an american warranty if I have an issue or failure. Your second idea was even better, just use the 24 VDC to run the SSR's and the controller for the on off function. Less parts= less chance of wiring errors or releasing the magic smoke.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:44 AM   #15
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Got two wall warts and going to check for more. Does the current mater at all? Seems to me that it would take more then .6A.
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The SSRs should take practically nothing. What else is it you're going to run? There's probably a rating on it somewhere.
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The input to the SSRs is optical, so it's an LED, so ~ 0.02 amps.
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Well I don't see any ampere rating, but like you said 20ma is all it takes for a good time. Cool I must have spent multiple hours trying to figure this out and viola there it is. lol Thank god it wasn't a snake.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #19
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Wall warts are simple and will do just fine. Looking for more power and voltage choices? Computer PSU. Grab one out of an old PC or salvage store, a switch, and a ceramic power resistor and you will have 5vdc and 12vdc all day long. Might also have 3vdc and some negative powers to make 8vdc and others odd one.
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Thanks Jeepin, I got many wall warts and some lap top chargers as well. I take it you own a Jeep. I owned a 88 Wrangler and did a lot of wheelin. They're a lot of fun. I miss mine a lot.


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