Mystery 12V Power Supply


Old 05-18-14, 06:04 PM
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Mystery 12V Power Supply

I purchased my home back in October and during the home inspection, the inspector noticed that outside on the patio/caged poo area there is a capped off wire that is live with 12V.

ANYONE have any ideas as to what it was used for, or more importantly what I COULD use it for? The wire is in a pretty prominent obvious position. Seems perfect for a speaker or light or something.

I consider my self pretty handy, but worthless when it comes to power.

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Old 05-18-14, 06:05 PM
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Most likely is is for low voltage lighting.
Old 05-18-14, 06:10 PM
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I should add there are 5 lighting fixtures already in place running along the patio
Old 05-18-14, 07:52 PM
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The 12 volt DC supply could be for any one of maybe a hundred different applications. You really need to find the beginning of this circuit and determine what is the POWER (watts or amperes) output of the supply.

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