Tue 31 May, 2016 12:37 am
I have a 12v power supply that says 2.5 amps. I want to drive a bilge pump that says 3.5 amps. Am I gonna burn something up?
You will overload the power supply and it will fail sooner or later.
@Tes yeux noirs,
Thanks, Tes, I kinda figured as much but I wasn't sure.
The current rating is given by the manufacturer and specifies the maximum amount of current that can be continually drawn without damage or affecting the performance. You need a 3.5 amp of 4 amp power supply. 5 amp would be better. Also it should be rated for motor use.