Picaxe power supply question
April 10, 2011
Hey guys i have a quick power related question.
I have been playing with picaxe chips for a while now and I have recently been thinking about different ways to power these chips. I have been powering up my projects just using AA batteries and a have come to the point where I need my project to remain powered on for larger amounts of time (days).
This lead me to the thought of plugging in my project to a wall outlet in my house. I have heard of people using computer power supplies and such? Just wondering if there is some type of DC power adapter that would best suit me need. Would this be dangerous at all due to the fact that i am playing with a higher voltage? Just thought I had better ask the experts here before going ahead and doing anything that could turn out badly.
I should also note that i am in Australia and im pretty sure we have 240v, 10A power here.