12v dc motor power source

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by stevehindi, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. stevehindi

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    I want to find a wall transformer that i can plug in and power a small 12v dc gear motor. It doesn't need to charge a battery or anything, just run the motor. any suggestions?
  2. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    If you need less than 500 mAmps, check radio shack or any electronics store for $5 to $12.


    If you need multi-amp supply, you can easily convert an ATX power supply from a computer (3.3, 5 and 12 volt outputs). Most supply 7 to 20 amps of 12 volt power.
    These are free on old computers or $20 for a cheap one. Prices go up from there depending on the 12 volt current you need.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013