Electric door strike-DC to AC

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Old 05-11-16, 10:48 PM
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Electric door strike-DC to AC

Hey there I have a 24V DC electric door strike and was wondering what might be the cheapest way to power it. There is only 120v AC. Thanks
 
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Use a 24 volt DC wall wart supply that has at least a 750 milliampere output. Some door strikes will allow for either AC or DC in the 10 to 24 volt range. Generally the AC models give a loud buzz (alert to push on the door) whereas the DC models are silent.
 
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Do they make those so you an tie an 18/2 wire to it.
 
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Do they make those so you an tie an 18/2 wire to it.
I don't understand what you mean. You would just splice the wires.
 
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I think he means an adapter with screws and not just two wires coming out
 
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Yes, they make wall warts with screw terminals. Sometimes a bit harder to find and usually a bit more expensive than ones with just "flying" leads, but definitely available.
 
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