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Assistance please concerning a 12 volt system

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cerebus, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. cerebus

    cerebus New Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Columbus, ohio
    I am exploring the option of placing a marine 12 volt stereo / CD player with outdoor speakers outside to provide music to my new patio. Can someone help me in deciphering the following question.

    I have a 200 watt transformer that is powering LED lights and using 24 watts of power. This leaves roughly 175 watts of power left. If I hook a 12 volt marine radio to this power source, will I have enough power to support the radio and speakers?

    I am looking at a stereo that comes with (2) 100 watt speakers and a stereo. Is this enough power? Do I have enough power to support more speakers or bigger speakers?

    Thanks in advance of your assistance.

  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    An AC transformer will be outputting AC power regardless of capacity and your marine system will run off DC power so it doesn't sound as if your plan will work. I think you could use a DC power supply unit which is probably a Radio Shack or eBay item.

    Have you considered just installing some Bluetooth or wireless speakers. You can get outdoor weather-resistant ones relatively cheaply or there are some very good wi-fi ones which are portable enough just to carry outside when you need them.

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