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  1. #1
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    Converting DC 5v to AC 5v?

    Hi there,

    I'm new to this forum, so 'Hi everybody'. I live in Portland, OR and I ride all the year through the West Hills and love it.

    Does anybody has any experience converting the power from a backup battery (i.e. 5v DC) to 6v AC for powering a 3w light? I'm just curious if it can be done.

    Thank you,

    Portland, OR

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    This is the wrong place to ask a question like this. You'd be better served asking this question in an "electronic forum". Someone who designs circuits for a living ( electrical engineer ) would have a better chance at giving you a good answer. I would think it could be done but it certainly wouldn't be very efficient.

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    Post your question over in the DIY lights forum and provide more info and you'll likely get some good advice. Be prepared to describe your battery (Li-ion, NIMH, NICad, SLA) and the light you are planning to power (LED, Halogen, Manufacturer and model).

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