TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

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
    Northern Virginia
    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.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.