AC to 12V DC 8A Power Supply/Adapter for Motors & Actuators YHY

This is a high-efficiency (Class VI) compact-bodied mains AC to 12V DC adapter optimised for running electric motor and actuator loads. It is capable of supplying up to 8A at up-to 30% duty, and 5A at 100% duty, as well as providing a peak of up to 15A for very short periods. 

In practice this supply is suitable for powering up to 2 of our smaller linear actuators simultaneously, or one of our larger GLA4000-S model actuators when operated at up to 70% of the rated capacity. The supply is tuned to handle the short spikes in current demanded of inductive loads (DC motors), which many other power supplies designed for resistive loads (LED drivers) cannot, whilst maintaining dynamic overload protection.

Each adapter has a rectangular body, with a 1.1m output lead running from the adapter block to a male DC barrel connector (2.1 x 5.5mm). An IEC C14 connector in the side of the adapter matches up with the included C13 mains cable, which is available with either a UK 3-pin (as pictured) or EU 2-pin and earth fused plug, selectable below.

The power supply can accept an input of between 100V~240V AC, 50/60 HZ. More infomation is provided below.

£24.00 £28.80 inc VAT
In Stock
Group SKU: YHY-12008000

Unlike many similarly-sized power supplies this power supply is capable of powering medium sized electric motors (inductive loads) without cutting out. Additionally, this power supply offers far better efficiency than many others, with a very low idle/standby power consumption.

The maximum duty cycle rating of the power supply is 30% at 8A. This is the maximum percentage of the time that the load should be active at 8A. If the average load current is kept much lower than 8A the duty cycle can be increased, up to 100% (continuous) duty for loads of LESS than 5A.

To give examples of the supply's capability, it may power up to two GLA750 or GLA200 actuators simultaneously, or two GLA800-N or GLA1500-N actuators. It can also power a single larger GLA4000-S model up to 70% of its rated load capacity. If you need to run a load greater than this then please look at our 350W power supplies

This power supply is suitable for indoor use only. Every power supply is tested under load before sending. If you have any questions about this item, or suitability for your application, please contact us.


Input voltage:
100V~240V AC, ~2.0A 50/60 HZ
Output voltage:
12V DC
Output current:
8A (see duty cycle rating below)
Duty cycle:Up-to 30% at 8A (maximum 2 minutes continuous),
Increasing to 100% duty if load current is kept below 5A
Operating temperature:0°C ~ +40°C (allow free air flow around the body)
Adapter body size:140 x 60 x 35mm (excluding leads)
Case material:Plastic, Class II Insulated
Weight:380g, add approximately 180g for the included mains lead
Input lead:
(selectable above)
UK 3-pin 3A-fused C13 Lead (between 1.1m to 1.8m long depending on availability)
EU 2-pin-and-Earth Schuko C13 Lead (between 1.1m or 1.8m long depending on availability)
Output lead:1.1m long with Male DC connector 2.1 x 5.5mm
Efficiency rating:Class VI
Product standards:This is a CE, UKCA and RoHS compliant product 

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