Increase Amps on a 13.8 vdc

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by wpb255, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. wpb255

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Hello every one i have a PYRAMID PS21KX 18 AMP POWER SUPPLY,and i want
    to know if i can increase the amp from 18 to the max and if yes , the how to and the parts need it in the project. Any Help welcome. Leonard from NY.
  2. Metalfan1185

    Senior Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    That would require re-designing the entire power supply.

    If it has a transformer, you would need to replace that transformer with a transformer with a larger secondary coil that is rated for the power your requiring. Bigger Rectification Devices, Bigger Conductors...yaddah yaddah yaddah...

    If it is a switching PSU, then much more is involved, there is Pulse width Modulation and tons of feedback to the powersupply to make adjustments with itself according to the Load placed on the PSU...

    For max current availability, I would say to grab a few Car batterys and connect them together in paralell and use them inbetween Charging cycles...this would offer as much current as you want.

    Be careful when working with Lead acid batteries, Charge them in a well ventilated area AWAY FROM SPARKS! and be sure to use goggles and gloves and all that jazz...
  3. wpb255

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    hello and thks for the info.ill better to buy a stronger one
  4. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007