Power 6Amps from 12V

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by kevin306, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. kevin306

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    Apr 18, 2013
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    I need to power a peltier cooler with 12V 6A in my project. The max I can get from my 12V power supply is 2A. Is their a circuit to boost this Ampage?
     
  2. t06afre

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    Sorry to say but certainly no. Your power can deliver max 12*2 (Volt times Ampere) Watt. Your peltier cooler require 12*6 Watt. And it is no possibility that this can come from your current power supply
     
  3. Dodgydave

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    Use an ATX power supply, from an old computer.
     
  4. wayneh

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    Yup that's what I do. I use the 5V supply for my 12V peltier, to run it well below capacity. It's more efficient at lower current, and my PSU has more 5V amperage available anyway.
     
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