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Wiper Motor Power Supplies and Connectors

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Hello all, I need to order a new power supply and I came across at least two different sizes. Fright Props lists their connectors at 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm and many listed on Ebay and elsewhere are listed as 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm.

So my question is will they work interchangeably? I suppose I could cut it off and attach my own female end to match.

Second question, on Ebay I see a lot of low price power supplies that seem to be designed for printers or monitors, but they are 12v 5a. Would they work on wiper motor prop?

Thanks in advance.
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Everyone seems to be in agreement here... more amps, need a matching connector. I've used old laptop power supplies that run around 5 Amps and they've been ok, but it partially depends on the application (high torque/power required, etc.). Old PC power supplies work GREAT, but obviously don't have the required connector pre-attached, so you'd have to wire something up yourself.
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