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Electronics running a cathode on a battery

Discussion in 'Modding' started by PowNin N00bS, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. PowNin N00bS

    PowNin N00bS New Member

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    wuddup all,, i was wondering if anyone knew how to run a cathode on a battery, preferably a non-car battery. i saw a website where a guy put cathodes in his car using a 9.6v r/c car battery. does anyone know how to set this up or an alternate way to run a cathode on a battery? thanx
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    the cathode tube should come with an inverter. If it was made for computer modding this will connect to 12V or sometimes to 5V. Whether this comes from a PSU molex or a battery does not matter.
     
  3. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    You cant run a cathode off a dry battery. In a car or on the mains it would work fine.
     
  4. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    As long as you match the input voltage of the inverter for the cathode (little boxy thing your cathode plugs into and has more wires comming off it) You could run it off any number of batteries like AA's D's or larger batteries, just keep in mind that cathodes generally pull a good bit of power, so the runtime isnt going to be alot of you run it off small batteries like AA's
     
  5. g0th

    g0th New Member

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    A typical 300mm CCFL with 12V inverter typically draws about 370mA, FYI.
     
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