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  1. If it was a APC UPS you might drop them a note and ask them, they have been very helpful in the past in giving me information about transformers I have salvaged from their equipment. Jim
  2. I am assuming that MCU programming isn't what you do everyday so I suggest you take a look at a Basic STAMP or a PICAXE chip. Through relatively minor programming you can accomplish what you are after. Jim
  3. Try searching on cell phone remote control adn you will find all kinds of hits. Jim
  4. I'm gonna ask everyone what may be a really dumb question; can I run this backwards. In other words, connect the 220VAC and expect to get regulated 12 VDC out the other side at fairly high amperage? Jim
  5. Good for you! Looks nice and professional. Jim
  6. Thanks Guys. I don't pretend to understand how you get from 19 VAC to 24VDC through rectification but will assume that to be true. Modifying the transformer is really not a practical possibility. These transformers are from UPSs so I am wondering how they do it; they provide the power to keep the internal battery charged. I may have to go to plan B...Oh, wait, I don't have a plan B. :-) How about a big honkin' Zener diode after the rectifiers and before the voltage regualtor? Jim
  7. 120VAC to 12VDC 25A power supply circuit needed
  8. Try allied Electronics, www.alliedelec.com , they have about a million waterproof boxes in all kinds of sizes and shapes. Jim
  9. Try Googling 7805 voltage regulator. This device with a few caps will control the output. There are about a million circuits out there using it as it is very common. Jim
  10. The power supply will supply amerage up to it's rated amount automatically. Amerage output is determined by the "draw" of the components or circuits that are using the power supply. Jim
  11. I'm sorry, I'm a dummy sometimes; I forgot to include the link. http://stores.ebay.com/PHAnderson-Electronics He also has a store outside of ebay, I think. Jim
  12. Basil, You might want to take a look at the stuff this guy sells related to PICAXE. He has chips but, more importantly, he has prototyping boards that have a serial hookup and power supply on them so all you have to do is plug in the chip and program it. I have bought several things from him and he seems to be a good guy. Besides that, he is cheaper than the "official" US distributor for PICAXE. Jim
  13. I fool around with BASIC Stamps too but discovered PICAXE chips the other day and think you might want to look at them for your application. They are SOOOOOooooo much cheaper and can be programmed using Basic. Jim
  14. I think the next thing she ought to be buying is about 100 8 position SIP resistors! Jim
  15. I have been following this thread to see the outcome. One thing, based on th elast drawing, that should be noted is that you are not working with 20 LED/resistor combinations in series, you are working with 20 LED/resistor combinations in parallel so you might want to rework the numbers a little. I am also really happy to see the transformer get into play. Runnig this circuit without a transformer is just asking for someone to get hurt real bad, as AG has pointed out earlier and repeatedly. As to cost, I can't help but wonder if a 12VDC wall-wort transformer and, maybe, a 7805 wouldn't be a quick, easy and cheaper solution to building the power supply cicuit. Even better would be 6VDC wall-wort. Just some thoughts... Jim
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