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Powering homemade SCT cooler directly from Nexstar

Started by nils, 08/12/2010 04:17PM
Posted 08/12/2010 04:17PM Opening Post
I would like to power my homemade cat cooler directly from my Nexstar 11GPS. There is a connector on it that says +12 volts. The 3 inch fan I will be using is 12 volts and 0.14amp. Anyone know of a Radioshack pin or something that will make this work? Thanks
Posted 08/12/2010 09:26PM #1
John Nilsen said:

I would like to power my homemade cat cooler directly from my Nexstar 11GPS. There is a connector on it that says +12 volts. The 3 inch fan I will be using is 12 volts and 0.14amp. Anyone know of a Radioshack pin or something that will make this work? Thanks

My advice is "don't"...

This seldom used jack was intended to power things like illuminated reticles. A fan motor that draws too much current, even momentarily for whatever reason will cause you some true heartburn.

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