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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

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    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.

    Bill
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    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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