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    12V power supply

    Can a battery trickle charger be used as a 12V power source (for very very low amps)
    If not why?
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    Jack

    You need to be careful as a lot of battery chargers are rudimentary and have little smoothing, actually putting out more volts ie up to 18v. Perhaps you should check the ouput of your charger with a meter.

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    You'll need to put a load on it to find out while you're taking readings.
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    The best soluton for 12V is used PC power supply. You have stable 5V and 12V, in new PC also 3,3V. Also secured for overloading, and short circuit.

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    Hopefully, this link will be of use to you:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Com...b-Power-Supply

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