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    A wiper motor is normally powered by a car battery, right? If you want to use it with a prop, does that mean you have to connect it to a battery? Can it run on household current? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostlland820 View Post
    A wiper motor is normally powered by a car battery, right? If you want to use it with a prop, does that mean you have to connect it to a battery? Can it run on household current? Thanks.
    You need an AC to DC power supply, 12VDC - and at least 5A.

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    You will need something like this that Fright Props sells and many other places.
    https://www.frightprops.com/electric...er-supply.html
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    https://www.frightprops.com/electric...terminals.html

    Yes you will need to get the 12v power supply but you will also need to get the adapter so you can wire your motor to the power supply. This adapter is eay to use just put the pos and neg wires from wiper motor and plug adapter into 12 v power supply and plug that into any outlet.

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    ...and you are most likely going to want a speed controller as well like this one:
    https://www.monsterguts.com/store/pr...roductid=17741

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    Just an FYI, you really don't need the terminal adapter and you can get the PWM speed control on ebay for $5 or less.

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    Thanks for the advice, everyone. Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostlland820 View Post
    A wiper motor is normally powered by a car battery, right? If you want to use it with a prop, does that mean you have to connect it to a battery? Can it run on household current? Thanks.
    You need a 12 volt AC to DC converter which are very, very common. The 12VCD 5amp power bricks that you use with laptops and game systems work perfectly and are readily available almost everywhere cheap.

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    I use an old computer power supply and a PWM controller. it has +- 12V and can handle the current needed to run it and it also has +-5 volts for all the other goodies.

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    Here is a question for you.....OK so its possible to go from a car battery to House current.
    But is it possible to go from a House current prop ( 120 Volt ) and convert it to using a car battery ( 12 Volt ).
    I am going to have our Hearse parked in front of our home, and I am wanting to run a Fog Machine inside the Hearse, but would like to run it on 12Volt, as opposed to using its required 120 Volt supply.
    How can I do this???

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