Convert battery pop door opener to AC?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lizO, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. lizO

    lizO Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had one of these battery operated pop door openers for a couple of years and i'd like to take it off battery—especially the timer—since i now have electricity to the coop. Has anyone made that conversion? Thanks!
     
  2. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Assuming your battery is 12 DC I'd suggest a AC to DC adapter

    You'll need one with enough watts or amps to power the door opener.

    Wire direct to the wire that went from the door opener to the battery WITH a inline fuse on the + side.
     
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  3. lizO

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    ooh, thanks, good info.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Assuming your battery is 12 DC I'd suggest a AC to DC adapter

    You'll need one with enough watts or amps to power the door opener.

    Those are for powering LOW amp devices like radios or phone chargers.

    What you will probably need is a much higher powered unit.

    http://www.trcelectronics.com/12-volt-power-supply.shtml

    You need to determine the amps your motor uses and base it on that

    There should be a label on the moter that gives voltage, watts, and amps, or at least two of those numbers so you can figure out the third​
     

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