Running 12 volt 1 amp device from battery of 12 volts 100 amperes

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by ahmadawans, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. ahmadawans

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    Oct 9, 2016
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    I want to run my internet router which has power of i12 V - 1A . Can I run it directly from a battery of 12 V -100 amp current. Will my device be damaged due to the high amperes of current. Or will it work fine despite this difference
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Your device will only draw the current that it needs. Not drawing the maximum current that the battery can supply only means the battery will provide approximately +12V for a longer period of time before it needs to be recharged.
     
  3. ahmadawans

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    You mean I can run my device without any problem. there will be no damage to my device.
     
  4. Alec_t

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    Correct.
     
  5. R!f@@

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    Unless ur device shorts out and burns the cables.
    A fuse is a good idea placed as close as possible to the battery
     
  6. ci139

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    the problem might arise
    1. if router has internal regulator and requires input voltage higher of certain level
    2. if your router requires an input voltage strictly inside certain ±percent range (is what the SMPS supply)
    3. if you mistakenly connect it with wrong polarity (usually the core is Plus , shell is Minus - for tubular connector - and it may be printed on router near DC input - i have seen and reverse polarity plugs/devices - not so often)
     
  7. crutschow

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    Your car radio, which takes a few amps, runs from your car battery, which can deliver several hundred amps, and it does that without a problem.
    Why would you think your router is different from the radio?
     
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