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Use of old laptop power packs ?

Dec 28th 2014, 15:30

AB3FN

Joined: Jun 5th 2007, 14:11
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Laptop power packs typically put out 16-18 VDC at a few amps. Is there any obvious problem with using several and putting the outputs in series to get higher voltages ? Is there adequate isolation between the 110 VAC input and the output ? Problems with regulation ? Has anybody done this ? Of course, depending on the specific power packs and the desired output, there might be a need to insert a series resistor or something else to reduce the voltage. Thanks in advance for your reply, insight, and suggestions.

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