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i want to know if you can run a car deck CD player off an outlet in the wall. I of course would have a professional do the wiring. I have an old gas pump and i am restoring it. It is cooler in my opinion to have a gas pump that does something other than sit there so i am going to make a stereo out of it. maybe!!! thanks
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Yes you can do it. You need to go to Radio shack and get a step down transformer. Or a 12V power supply. It plugs into the wall and on the otherside is a lighter plug usually, you can cut the plug off and get 12V. The key is to step the 117V house AC voltage down to 12-13V DC.

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I just tested my '67's radio with a $10 cheapie power adapter from Best Buy. Plug it in, select the voltage, hook up the wires, and you got tunes man.

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You will need a 120VAC to 12VDC converter. Then hook the CD to that. Bear in mind that some of these converters will make a "hum" and the sound quality will suck. Why not find one of those "headboard stereo's" and install that?

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We used to use a special power supply for CB radios. (remember those?) It eliminated the 60hz hum. 120VAC to 12VDC Plus it could put out a few watts where the little traansformers you plug in the wall might not.

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If you can find an old computer (like a 286 or 386) with a 200 watt or better power supply, grab the power supply and throw the rest out. Just have your installer find the 12v lead.
Those older supplies are isolated and regulated (= sweet).

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