Many older coil operated switch machines were designed for 14-16v AC power, which includes 20v instantaneous voltages. For those switch machines 12v is not enough. Our Higher Voltage Supply provides power for Snap Action Bases and Snap Bipolar Bases driving switch machines that need an extra kick. These supplies is are between 22V and 24v and will power 24 Toggles and switch machines. Imported component. US plug.
Don’t Worry! Our Snap bases only turn on the juice for a fraction of a second, so the higher voltage just adds more charge to the storage capacitor. These bases are controlled by a micro-controller that won’t ever let enough current get to your switch machines to let them heat up or be damaged.
Obviously, don’t use these supplies with our 12v bases.
We provide these supplies with instructions for adding a grounding wire. Most switching supplies above 12v create a small electrical noise that can interfere with Touch Toggle operation, easily solved with a ground connection.
Customers who would like to use larger or centralized power supplies may use our Terminal Power Adapter. Your 16v to 24v supply must be a switching or filtered supply. Older basic rectified DC (power packs) will not work with our equipment without adding filter capacitors. Most switching supplies will need to be grounded to ensure proper Touch Toggle operation
Our international customers are recommended to obtain power supplies locally. Our power plugs are positive center, 2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD plugs (2.5mm ID will work as well).
NOT for use with Servo, Direct, or Relay Bases.
Legal stuff: This product may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer (lead). Unused or retired products should be recycled properly or may be returned to Berrett Hill for disposal in accordance with RoHS standards.