Newb wiring up a Wolo

shues

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The power supply you've linked is rated to supply only 2 amps at 12 volts. It's insufficient for that beacon.

Each of the two sealed beam lamps requires nearly 5 amps, plus substantially more instantaneous current when first switched on. The motor will also require about 1 amp, and several amps for a moment when first switched on.

With that said, using a small 12-volt alarm panel battery would be sufficient to run the beacon briefly, and the power supply you linked would probably be fine for charging the battery.
 
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Trebeck

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Hey Shues
Thanks so much for the wisdom. I'd love to run these off a power bar inside my arcade. Can you recommend a power source?
 

Jarred J.

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@shues that lil power supply doesn't provide charging voltage. Chargers are 13.8 - 14.7 if it's only straight 12v it wouldn't get a battery past the point of dead :)
 
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Trebeck

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Could a wonderful person point me in the right direction and show me a good power supply I can use? Any favorite online stores or is Amazon just as good?

Thanks all
 

Da-Sarge

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I use computer ATX power supplies you can get them pretty cheap that can provide plenty of amps on 12 volt plus can supply a good amount of juice on 5 volt as well for driving 5 volt devices in the arcade cabinet i drive full lightbars among many other high current 12 volt devices via computer power supplys the beauty is they are standardized so replacement is a standard off the shelf part thats easy to find
 

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