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how to covert 12 volts to 5 volts?


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March 15, 2004
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im trying to convert a dvd player which is 110 volt to 12 volt, wel on the power harness i that there is a 12volt power source and a 5 volt source going to the circuit , is it possibe to make a 12 volt source power this without burning anythingup?? this is for my truck thats why im trying to convert it to 12volt , if i can convert it that means i dont have to run heavy wires to the battery for my converter so i just thought i would ask here. thanks for the help guys !!



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Brockton, MA
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'93 XLT 4x4
You're going to need a DC/AC power converter. Running 12v dc into a 110v AC circuit can/most likely fry the electronic circuit...