You should not parrallel power supplies !Switching power supply, Would be same as a PC Power supply? If i have 3 that carry the needed amerage, could i hook up the 3 PC Power supplies to run the units?
Thats Exactly what i meant. Use 3 Computer power supplies, to power the 3 light bars. I was hoping this would work, but wasnt certain. Thank you!You should not parrallel power supplies !
But there'es no reason why you cant just have
the load divided up amongst 3 or 4 supplies.
this would be cheaper and easier.
Yes sir, I have already built the whole deal. Howd you guess? My car has been entered into Carl Caspers 50th Anniversary auto show, and 2 conventions have asked me to bring it out.What's your overall goal here? "92Ecto" -- Are you by chance one of the replica Ghostbusters vehicle guys?
You could. However, most PC supplies are intended to produce far more output at 5V than at 12V. Usually they are rated for something like 50A at 5V and 8A at 12V. They also tend to have annoying "foldback" overcurrent protection that will shut the supply down if you have current spikes - like from turning on an incandescent lamp. I think using computer power supplies in this application would be too annoying to deal with. It's worth spending a couple hundred on a dedicated 12V power supply.Switching power supply, Would be same as a PC Power supply? If i have 3 that carry the needed amerage, could i hook up the 3 PC Power supplies to run the units?