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Old September 12, 2012, 04:25 PM
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There is a reason power is generally distributed as AC and not DC. That reason is line loss. If you want to see what I mean just look at the size of the wires used to carry power to a trunk mounted audio amp or subwoofer. While you wouldn't be using the number of amps an amplifier would, you'd need to carry the power over considerably further, requiring a higher starting current and larger wires to minimize loss at the destination.

I'll add to the chorus - just use a PSU as intended. If you're worried about power loss, get a UPS for it. In the long run it will be easier, safer and cheaper.
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