How to Make 12 Volt to 24 Volt Conversion

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Voltage is used when referring to electricity. Devices that require electricity have a written note that indicates the voltage required and whether it's direct current (DC) or alternate current (AC). Most of the times, devices come with adapters that allow you to plug a 12 volt machine in a 220 volt system. When using different devices, they must all be the same voltage.

Things You'll Need

  • Step Up Transformer
  • Switching Converter
  • Rectifier Bridge
  • Check if the device operates with direct current or alternate current. Note the current type.

  • Convert a 12 volt AC to 24 volt AC by simply plugging the transformer to the 12 volt device.

  • Switch from 12 volt AC to 24 volt DC. To do this, plug the step up transformer directly to the 12 volt device and then use a rectifier bridge to make the current flow as DC.

  • Change from 12 volt DC to 24 volt AC by using the switching converter and then the step up transformer.

  • Convert 12 volt DC to 24 volt DC. Use the switching converter to turn it to AC, then the step up transformer. Finally, use a rectifier bridge to bring it back to DC.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try to buy devices that come directly in the desired current and voltage, as the equipment required to make the change may be quite expensive.
  • Always exercise great caution when handling electricity, as any short circuit may result in serious damage to the electrical system. Lacking protection may also cause you harm or death.
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