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Question Car battery charger as Power Supply

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Rodian, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. Rodian

    Rodian New Member

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    Hi, need your help, please. Is it safe and efficient to use a 12v car battery charger as a Power Supply for long term operation of TWO 12v small car wiper motors?

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    Is a PC PSU an acceptable alternative. Other recommendations? Thank you in advance for your reply.
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  3. Daguru

    Daguru Rally drivers do it in the Dirt

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    Car Battery charger Won’t have the Amps needed

    Pc server psu (I think my old ones was HP dps600)
    or led psu seem to be a good cheap option.
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    mrbeginner Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Usual car chargers don't give voltages if they aren't connected to battery. Are you use those for sim or something else?
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    Thanks for your reply. Have a couple of older PSUs lying around. Will try them as well. Cheers.
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    Rodian New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. Obviously there are different types of battery chargers. The one I used for a while to test the wiper motors (intended for a 2 DOF sim) worked ok but don't know if suitable for prolonged periods.
    Might try a couple of older PSUs lying around. Cheers.