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Old 10-03-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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Just wondering if a 15A 13.5VDC Radioshack power supply would be OK with a GFX (nothing else running off the power supply, just the GFX).

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Yes, this will be fine. With nothing else attached to the powersupply, as long as you don't charge batteries at higher than 15 amps, you'll be fine.
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Yes, this will be fine. With nothing else attached to the powersupply, as long as you don't charge batteries at higher than 15 amps, you'll be fine.
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Make sure you check the specs. I can't remember if it needed a 15amp or 20amp minimum.
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:26 PM   #5
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tc3blue I think you may need a 23a power supply and up you may want to contact Competition Electronics anything smaller than that might not work



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You will not be able to stock motors very well with a 15A power supply.

Charging & Discharging will be fine.
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When I'm at home I use a 12 amp supply I got off ebay for $20 with my GFX and its perfectly fine. Unless your trying to run motors that are drawing more than the amperage of your supply you don't need any more.
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Keep an eye out for their sales.. Radio Shack has their $99 23 amp power supply on sale for half price quite often, if you're not in a super hurry to get one.
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Check the input voltage when you connect it to GFX at DATA Mode. If the numbers are quite stable, then you are good to go.
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