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I have been experimenting with my new BS2 using a 9V battery but have a really nice 12 VDC wall-wart that I would like to use.· The question is, is this too much voltage or will the on-board regulator handle it properly?
01-18-2006, 08:50 AM
Is it a regulated output?· If not, then it's just a transformer, a rectifier bridge, and a capacitor.· Unloaded it well be 14-16V.· If you don't have a voltmeter to check it with, then you'd best not use it.· Or, throw caution to the wind.
The site says 15V max...
I think that it'd be best to KNOW what you're about to do than guess and be sorry for it later.
It reads 14.22 volts with a very reliable Fluke voltmeter.· Do you think that is too much?· I realize these things are not that expensive but this one has a 1A output and I thought it would be enough to power almost anything I hang off of it.· But....I don't have any desire to burn up a brand new BS2 and BOE.
01-18-2006, 08:57 AM
·· That should be fine.
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Thank you guys for your help.· I think this whole BASIC experimentation is going to be fun!·
I tried the transfprmer and all is well.· I look forward to more interaction in the future.