12 Volt 5 Amp Power Supply With Mini Light Bar That Draws 6 Amps

May 21, 2010
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Minnesota
Could be a few things but bottom line, get something bigger. It may not be able to start it. If it does it should have over current protection and shut down. Being a generic supply, it would likely overheat and be a hazard.

In general, a supply with at least 30% more capacity then you need is a good idea.
 
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May 21, 2010
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I’ve seen some computer power supplies converted before, even done one myself… 500 watts is a pretty standard baseline on those, and would be a cheap way to run something with overage coverage as Jennifer mentioned above.

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