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Can a diode be used with a power inverter setup?


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Like the title says, can I use what's known as a "current steering" diode (Source: wikipedia "Current Steering") inline before the battery that powers a power inverter? I know most power inverters can induce noise in a system (though I'm unsure how they do it), and that's why I was wondering.

Could I use something like one of these:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store...-25A-45V/1.html

Or one of these:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store...TIFIER/-/1.html

Also, could I use more than one diode?

I'm going to be stuck using an inverter for my setup (I already have 3 or 4 laying around, so it'd be cheaper).

Edited by 1992Chevy K1500

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A diode bridge is whats used to convert AC to DC, you need to convert DC to AC.

What are you trying to power on 12v? Audio and computer stuff runs on DC , so all you have to do is bypass the original AC to DC power supply and replace it with a DC to DC power supply.

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A diode bridge is whats used to convert AC to DC, you need to convert DC to AC.

What are you trying to power on 12v? Audio and computer stuff runs on DC , so all you have to do is bypass the original AC to DC power supply and replace it with a DC to DC power supply.

I plan on switching computers a time or 2. So I'd need a DC to DC converter that had a switch (without costing me a lot).

Do you know of any that take 12V in and put out 18.5 volts? It needs to have at least a 3.5 amp output.

Thanks.

My comp setup (Not bad for what it is):

HP Compaq Presario V6120US laptop with:

15.4" widescreen

AMD Turion 64 X2 1.6GHz processor

2x1GB stick DDR2 SDRAM (667 Mhz)

Seagate Momentus 500GB SATA HDD

128MB shared video memory

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

12 cell Lithium Ion battery (actual battery usage time: 6 hours)

What it does:

635670364.png4532707.png

On a USB 2.0 Wireless card

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I would hook it up first before I went into trying to wire diodes inline with it. I've put in alot of power inverters with all sorts of equipment and have got engine noise maybe once from one.

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