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radstorm
09-23-2011, 07:34 AM
What size transformer would I need to power a 12 volt headlight from a car. I want to make a worklight of sorts with it. I know 12 volt of course, but what amp rating? I have one that is 12 vdc / 2 amp, is that enough?

HayZee518
09-23-2011, 11:42 AM
.5 Kva buck-boost transformer 120 volt primary 12/24 volt secondary. the bulb doesn't care if its voltage is AC or DC.

ashleypaxtonn
02-17-2013, 08:05 AM
110 volt primary will do the job for you. Make sure that all the joins and wiring are correct and HayZee518 is right about the AC/DC, it doesn't matter much.

HayZee518
05-22-2013, 07:17 AM
sorry, this is a little late, but - find out the wattage of the lamp and divide it by the voltage applied, you'll get the total amps.