12VDC Amp Question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mkieff, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. mkieff

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    Oct 4, 2007
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    I have a solar panel that has the following output:
    1.26W 18V and 60mA

    I want to hook a 12V DC Fan that is rated at .60A. Is there anyway to do this?
     
  2. techroomt

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    May 19, 2004
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    you can regulate the voltage down to the 12vdc alright, but you're not going to get the needed 6/10 amp from that .06 amp source, that i know of anyway without some auxiliary power.
     
  3. cumesoftware

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    You will need 10 of those panels connected in paralel.
     
  4. niftydog

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    Jun 13, 2007
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    18V @ 60mA is only 1.08W, so those numbers don't gel.

    12V @ 600mA is 7.2W, so there's just not enough power to run it properly. But 600mA sounds like a lot, is it a powerful fan?
     
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