How to convert a 9v source to a 120volt

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Jedifyfe, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey guys,
    This question is ONLY for people that know for sure and not guesses. I don't want to destroy the lights.

    I have my finished pair of NIKE MAG's and they both run on a 9v battery but I would love to run them on an outlet.

    What kind of converter would I use? Is this even possible?

    Here is my set up...

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  2. Nicksdad

    Nicksdad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just go to Radio Shack or online and get a 9 volt wall transformer. It's best to spring for a regulated transformer to keep the voltage consistent.
     
  3. epilepticsquirl

    epilepticsquirl Sr Member

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    Also be sure to get one that's got the appropriate amperage rating for your shoes.
     
  4. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    Radio Shack is horribly overpriced, but they are an instant solution... You can get a decent online for much cheaper, or just rummage through your junk drawer for one you might have laying around form that long forgotten device... And (as suggested above) don't even bother with an unregulated one, not worth the headache...
     
  5. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys, I found this one online for $11 each and it even has the snaps already!

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  6. pfillery

    pfillery Active Member

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    Nice display BTW. I particularly like the stormtrooper in the background "these aren't the shoes we're looking for"
     
  7. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LOL! I didn't see that until now. I should put these on him.
     
  8. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As has been mentioned, the wall transformers are the quickest and easiest solution. I've run car audio gear (electronic crossover) with a 240V AC ~ 13.8V DC unit for several years and never had an issue.
     
  9. wannab

    wannab Sr Member

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    Nice display fyfe!




    Doug
     
  10. Nicksdad

    Nicksdad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've used a few of these in the past and they always worked well. Just make sure to permanently affix the slide switch to 9 volts so it can't be accidentally moved to a different voltage.
     
  11. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great idea
     
  12. Dart

    Dart Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Never thought I'd see that sentence written out... hahaha

    That said, this IS the RPF. Shouldn't surprise me.
     
  13. Delmustator

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