Converting Battery Powered Candles to AC


Old 01-09-11, 02:42 PM
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Converting Battery Powered Candles to AC

I've got a similar quest. I'd like to connect a series of battery operated flameless candles to AC. Each candle takes 3 AA batteries and I've got 5 of them I'd like to hookup in-line. I've also got old electronics about the house that I could strip a transformer from. The one I'm looking at right now is a .5kva transformer out of an old alarm clock radio.

Will this do the trick? Any suggestions?
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Old 01-09-11, 06:46 PM
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You'll need a DC power supply that outputs 4.5V; a 5V supply might be okay, but it could shorten bulb life. You'll also need to make sure to observe the correct polarity when you hook up the power supply (positive and negative terminals). The size of the power supply depends on the wattage of each bulb. Look at the fine print on the lamps themselves or on the manufacturer's specs to see if you can find out what the rating of each light is.

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