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What type of power adapter do I need?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JuicyFlipper, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. JuicyFlipper

    JuicyFlipper Thread Starter

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    I am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:
    http://siliconrepublic.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/arduino-based-pc-ambient-lighting.html

    It says I need a 12V DC supply for powering the breadboard. When searching up for 12V DC supplies, I only get power supply's that plug into the wrong wall socket (I live in Australia).
    Do I need to get something like the article suggests:
    http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-AC-Veh...1KZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1297231222&sr=8-2

    Or can I get something such as this:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-12V-1...?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item336678ae52


    If the first option is the only possibility, how do I get the plug to go into my wall socket?
    Also, how do I get the other end plugged into the breadboard when the product just has a single plug on the end?
     
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    You can use the Ebay adaptor, the easiest way to get 2 wires is to get a socket that fits the plug, like this one :- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-5-x-2-...05?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4167b5b34d and solder 2 wires to that socket.

    The circuit at your link uses a 2 wire plug into the breadboard, you would have to get a similar plug OR you could push bare wires into the breadboard.

    OR you could cut the plug off to reveal the 2 wires but they will probably be quite thin and may not connect well if pushed into the breadboard holes.
     
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