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So I bought this: http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/bea...NP/PNP11308.jpg
at the pick n pull a week or 2 ago. It has power lumbar button on the side, and has the plastic connector dongle hanging down under the seat. Is there any way I could cut that dongle off and connect it to something like a battery? If so, what kind of battery should I buy?

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AC to 12VDC power converter will do the trick - you'd have to constantly charge a battery.
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Where might one purchase such a device? I see 12V DC to AC power converters listed on some websites, but no AC to 12VDC. At least I think I'm looking at the right thing on Google Images.

You could just hook up a car battery :D
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Haha, very funny. :p
 

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AC to 12VDC power converter will do the trick - you'd have to constantly charge a battery.
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Where might one purchase such a device? I see 12V DC to AC power converters listed on some websites, but no AC to 12VDC. At least I think I'm looking at the right thing on Google Images.

You could just hook up a car battery :D
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Haha, very funny. :p
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Look for some power supplies for computer related stuff, cell phone or cordless phone chargers, etc. You know, the ones that are a black plastic square that plug into the wall? Their output voltages range widely, but as long as you're in the range of 10-18v you should be fine.
 

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OK, cool thanks Bob. I'll see if I can find something at home like this and see if it meets that 10-18V range.
 

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I've got this variable output transformer (from the '70s of course) that I run car radios and CBs off of. It's variable voltage and I *think* that it puts out up to five amps.

I think you'd be able to get one from Radio Shack. I know I've seen newer ones than mine.
 

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You could just cut off the tip of an old power adaptor (the kind that you plug into like a cordless phone base) that says 12 volts. Just make sure it has enough of an amp rating. That is what I did to make my CB radio work in my house.
 

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I've got this variable output transformer (from the '70s of course) that I run car radios and CBs off of. It's variable voltage and I *think* that it puts out up to five amps.

I think you'd be able to get one from Radio Shack. I know I've seen newer ones than mine.
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I have something like that too...I think mine was from Radio Shack. It's late '70s or early '80s, with a bunch of swappable plugs to fit different things and a switch to select the output. I bet you could wire something like that up to work.
 

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I wish I knew the amp rating for the power lumbar...but oh well. As long as one of those adapters don't allow me to catch myself, my room or the chair on fire, I'll be happy.
 

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I wish I knew the amp rating for the power lumbar...but oh well.
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I'd play it safe at 5A. Fuse in the car for it is 15, but thats got to take into account both seats.

Best thing is a computer power supply.
 

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A Doorbell Transformer will do it

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You need to connect it to a battery and measure the current draw before getting any sort of PS. If the current draw is more than the PS can put out then it will not live long.

Probably better off with a small battery and a floating type trickle charger connected to keep it charged.
 

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Or buy a Barcalounger

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Or buy a Barcalounger

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Ha, that would be nice. After this apartment, a recliner WILL be purchased. I love them for some reason.

Looks like I have quite a few choices...the PS one looks interesting, I'll have to think about it over xmas break. Same with the trickle charger, that'd be neat. Too bad the Sable chair has to stay at school for a month :(
 

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But manual lumbar would mean fewer wires. Fewer wires always equals less fun! :lol2:
 
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