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If a device requires 12v and 2 5 amp can i use a power source which delivers 12v

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February 17, 2012 4:19:27 AM

hello
I have a Device which has 12v 2.5A rating and i have an adapter with 12v 1A rating ca i connect his device with this adapter is it fine ?

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a b ) Power supply
February 17, 2012 4:30:23 AM

The adapter is designed to cope with 1 amp, and not a load 2 1/2 times that, so the short answer is 'no'. Likely to generate a lot of heat, might work for a while but personally I wouldn't risk it...
a b ) Power supply
February 20, 2012 4:02:20 AM

You're welcome....
a b ) Power supply
February 20, 2012 5:38:18 AM

no, voltage of your adapter will drop due to excessive load, and it will harm your adapter.

(from title i thought that you want to use a 12v lead acid battery instead of 12v rail of psu to power your rig)
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