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    Default What voltage are buzzers?

    Hi guys,
    are the buzzers/beepers in a pc 12v? im meaning the ones that beep once when your pc starts up(NOT the ones soldered to the mobo, the ones in cases that connect to mobo) Thanks
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    Chuck a multimeter across one and find out.

    Or do you mean the PC speaker?
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    i dont have a multimeter... i mean the one that is 4 pin and plugs into where the front panel stuff plugs into. It usually beeps when pc starts up. Thanks
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    yep i think it da speaker
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    5V? That's what the LEDs run off I think....

    or 12V
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    Speakers don't run from DC voltage. They are fed from an alternating signal. What is the point of your enquiry?

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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    This help?
    Typical speakers have an impedance of 4 ohms, but multiple speakers could be wired up in parallel (reducing impedance) or in series (increasing impedance) or a combination.

    Power = voltage^2 / impedance.

    Assume that for sound, the voltage is the RMS average output of a sine wave like signal. This is .707 times the peak voltage, so a 4 volt RMS ac source has voltage peaks of + and - 5.657 volts.



    Watts per channel versus voltage:
    0.25 watts = ( 1 volt )^2 / 4 ohms
    1.00 watt = ( 2 volts)^2 / 4 ohms
    4.00 watts = ( 4 volts)^2 / 4 ohms
    16.00 watts = ( 8 volts)^2 / 4 ohms
    64.00 watts = (16 volts)^2 / 4 ohms
    100.00 watts = (20 volts)^2 / 4 ohms
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Speakers don't run from DC voltage. They are fed from an alternating signal. What is the point of your enquiry?
    isn't it an alternating DC signal?
    yes i'll go with that. AC usually refers to the same frequency.... but yup, the + nad - change too....
    so alternating current and voltage. it's the best of both worlds. i'm going to go google speakers now! lol :P

    Anywho. see if you can trace the power path from the back of the power box thingie. that should tell you what the various components are running at.
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    ok. got no idea what that means. but i sorted it out anyway.
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    Default Re: What voltage are buzzers?

    It's a standard speaker like the kind you would find in a small transistor radio (in fact, exactly the same)
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