Liquid Level Control, Solenoids, and marine batteries, oh my!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Kev5n24, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Kev5n24

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Hey hey,.. so i know little about electronics, and i want to ask before i buy then fry something. First off, I'm in need of hooking this Liquid Level Control to a 12v deep cycle marine battery. But it's specs are:
    Power Supply 12 v dc / 60mA
    Maximum Load 5A
    So i'm wondering if it can in fact be hooked directly to a 12V car battery, or will that fry it? If that WILL fry it, how would i go about powering it with the marine battery? I guess the max load figure scares me, since i know a car battery has more amp then that, but maybe thats the load the controller can handle to power devices, devices like below i hope?..

    And Secondly, when powered, could such a device as that Liquid Level Controller pop open this noid?

    I think so,.. but thought someone more familiar with electronics could be more sure before i click buy 
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    Nov 30, 2010