Arcade machine project help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by movingparts, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. movingparts

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Recently I have been tinkering around with spare parts and I decided to start work on an arcade-style coin-op machine with an old r/c car motor. I need a good way to reduce a wall socket current to about 4 or 5 volts. I've also been messing around with batteries, but I can't find a good way to hold them in place. Either option would work, but I would prefer to plug it into the wall. Any advice?
  2. tom66

    Senior Member

    May 9, 2009
    You need to give us some parameters:

    • AC or DC? Most likely DC because it's a car motor.
    • How many amps? Written on the motor usually.
    • Your mains voltage, 115V/230V and sometimes frequency
    • Regulated? (This means the output stays very stable.)
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    As for the power, a wall transformer should work.