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Old 12-06-2005, 10:58 AM
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Any one using or had experience with a Cascade Audio Engineering APS-75 power supply. I bought one at the SOTW auction and it looks like a nice piece. I am considering using it to convert my honda eu2000 output to clean dc for my stereo upgrade in process but I am not sure I'll need all that output.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:37 AM
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What exactly do you mean "clean" DC. Your batteries are "clean" DC.
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Clean DC as in rectified AC from a generation source.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:52 AM
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Clean DC as from rectified AC is not always a terribly accurate statement. DC from batteries will be cleaner than any rectified source. But, I guess that depends on exactly what you mean "clean". In electronic terms, which I believe we are speaking here, rectified DC is typically anything but "clean". Rectified AC requires a lot of capacitor filtering to eliminate the inherent ripple AC left over from alternating current. The extreme high quality convertor you speak of offers smooth, ripple free DC. But, at a high cost. We are talking boats here aren't we ? Boats are batteries. Batteries are the cleanest source of DC I know of.
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Deboatman,

Everything you said is terribly accurate. I guess I was not very clear in my first post. I meant as reasonably clean (noise free as well) DC as one could derive from an AC source such as my AC generator. The system I would like to design would drain my batteries very quickly, so I would like to utilize my generator.

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