Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-15-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 21
moonlight

I just got my moonlights in. They are technically for a computer, which are cold cathode. I am wonder what type of DC power supply people have used that works best.
The specs for the lights are:
12V inverter
Output of inverter 680v
current draw 5.0mA
with a brightness of 28,000-30,000cd/m2

I just happen to have the following DC power supplys laying around and wondering if anyone can shed some light(no pun intended) on which one will work best before I go cutting them up.

1: Input 12V, Output 9V DC 300mA
2: Input 12V, Output 12V DC 200mA
3: Input 12V, Output 12V DC 1.25A

Does anyone know how or if any of these will work?
__________________

__________________
rmorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 144
Are you sure the DC power supply specs are correct? Is the input really 12V, or is it supposed to read 120V?

I'm going to assume that the inputs are all 120V AC (plug into the wall, right?). Then I would choose #2.
__________________

__________________
Vmax911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 03:39 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 21
Number two is exactly what I chose. The other options did not work, plus it made it too bright. I hooked up #2 and it is fine, but with only one bulb, I would like it just a tad dimmer but running the one bulb is not to bad. This is a 55 gal, and I dont know what I am going to do yet. Going to investigate a inline potentiometer or something to maybe allow me to dim a little more, but not much.
__________________
rmorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, moonlight

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how much moonlight is too much? newfound77951 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 04-03-2007 02:16 PM
Moonlight?? Esra Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 12-14-2006 11:38 AM
Moonlight lovemybarbs Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 05-02-2006 09:34 AM
moonlight adam_keene Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 04-27-2005 08:10 AM
How much is too much Moonlight? MadManMac Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 01-06-2004 05:34 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.