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Old 03-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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How much does the amps play affect when using one to connect to lipo chargers and tire warmers or other devices that utilize 12v?

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looking to grab one the ones at hobby stores kinda up there, hobbypartz has one but its out of stock and when i google a lot come up for lower prices....
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Why would you need a DC power inverter? Most chargers run off a 12v DC power supply, not a DC to AC power inverter. Same for tire warmers... most are DC only.

I think you are looking for a DC power supply, not an inverter. An inverter converts 12v DC to 120v AC.
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Why would you need a DC power inverter? Most chargers run off a 12v DC power supply, not a DC to AC power inverter. Same for tire warmers... most are DC only.

I think you are looking for a DC power supply, not an inverter. An inverter converts 12v DC to 120v AC.
yeah ac to dc.....lol
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You must mean a dc power supply? I don't know what type of load tire warmers pull but I would say for general use you'll want at least a 20amp dc power supply. You can find some on eBay that are made from computer power supplies for fairly cheap. I just got one of the protek power supplies from amainhobbies. Fairly priced, looks good, has 3 outputs and a usb (5-6v?) Output. The fan made some noise at first but it seems to work fine now.
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Something like this will work fine:

http://www.nedsgadgets.com/p/12v-30a...y-3540108.html
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