power setup for wall mounted bar

jonny521

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May 23, 2010
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Hi everybody, what does everyone use for a power supply on a wall mounted lightbar? Looking to mount a bar on the wall and want to see what everyone has done for there setups.
 

tsquale

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Oct 12, 2010
9,942
Kinney Creek, MN
Too many unknowns with your post to give you a good answer. At minimum we need to know your amp draw. What is the budget? What is the bar and what are you hoping to run on it? Is it dedicated for the one bar or something you want to run more than one off of?
 

JohnMarcson

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Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,370
Northwest Ohio
I recently broke down and bought a good high amp regulated supply. Thing weighs about 50 pounds and has a fan. 70amp. It was not cheap but is is safe for strobes and LEDs but also powers even my biggest amp hog (XL9000 triple threat with 15 total sealed beams). I have a smaller 50 amp version too. Resist the urge to use battery chargers for anything other than the most rugged rotator bars. It is well worth the cost to just buy the right supply to start.

Here are the ones I use:

Best, 70amp, heavy duty

Good, 50amp, heavy duty

Usable, 50 amp, light duty
TekPower 50
 

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