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11-14-2005, 04:23 AM
hi all......can anyone know if i can get a AC to DC power converter to charge my li-po's right now i am using a stand alone car jump starter batt that has a 12v adapter http://www.vectormfg.com/catalog/vec012ap-startit-elite-jumpstart-system-p-380.html for cell phones ect. that is fine out in the field but im looking for something from like radio shack that will step down to 12v safely for around $40.00 bucks or so.

thanks in advance


ps i need to charge it through my hobbyico MKII quick field charger

11-14-2005, 08:53 AM
Couldn't get the picture of the supply to copy, but here are the specifics and the price. You can go to the site and look at the pictures. Been using this one for couple of years, along with a converted pc power supply.
By George

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Pyramid | Pyramid PS-14KX Regulated 12V 14Amp Power Supply

In stock. Usually
ships within 24 Hours

All products at Etronics are brand new. We do not sell used, reconditioned, or refurbished items.

Input: Input: 115V AC, 60Hz, 270 Watts. Output: 13.8V DC. 12 AMP Constant/14 AMP Surge. Electronic Overload Protection w/ Auto Reset. LED Condition Indicators.

Perfect for Home, Shop and Hobbyist
Input: 115V AC, 60Hz, 270 Watts
Output: 13.8V DC
12 AMP Constant/14 AMP Surge
Powers Cellular Phones,12V DC CB Radios, Scanners, HAM Radios, Autosound Systems, etc.
Screw Terminal Connectors
Electronic Overload Protection w/ Auto Reset
Short Circuit & Thermal Protection
Fuse Protected
LED Condition Indicators
Heavy Duty Cabinet & Heatsink with Anti–Skid Rubber Feet

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11-16-2005, 10:05 PM
There is a guy on Ebay selling a 12V 12.5 Amp power supply for $18.95. His Ebay sholp is called "Emtel Electronics and he has a shipping calculator on the ad so you won't get stung on freight. He has about 39 left.

11-17-2005, 12:49 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/150W-12V-DC-Power-Supply-Benchtop-12-5A-Output-New-Item_W0QQitemZ7563599789QQcategoryZ58286QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


11-17-2005, 05:33 AM
thanks for replying guys does anyone know if the power supplies selling on e-bay are reliable.

thanks again

11-17-2005, 11:59 AM
Depends on what your house is worth.

Does the "guy" on E-Bay make these or is it a manufactured product?

For $20.00 dollars you can make your own from a computor power supply.

Go to RC Battery Clinic and read up.

By George:)



11-17-2005, 03:57 PM
i get the message i think ill just take one of my older computers and give that a try along with the power supply i have with the jump start system.


11-17-2005, 07:17 PM
See what some others have to say about the supply. Sounds pretty good to me.



11-17-2005, 10:08 PM
Now that the first power supply that was offer for inspection has a home, it doesn't look bad.
It does have a UL rating going for it.
Sometimes stuff is offered and who knows where it came from.

The PC supply that you build does have a nice option, the 5 volt tap. Can be used to break in brush motors on the bench, if you do such things and other low voltage use's.

By George:)

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11-17-2005, 10:25 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/150W-12V-DC-Power-Supply-Benchtop-12-5A-Output-New-Item_W0QQitemZ7563599789QQcategoryZ58286QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


The one on ebay looks like the MX8210 at maxxprod.com for $49.95. They rate that one at 9 amps.

11-28-2005, 03:29 PM
thanks for replying guys does anyone know if the power supplies selling on e-bay are reliable.

thanks again

I got this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5830321391

It has been GREAT