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    I have an extra plug on my ATX cable, can i use this to power my VM80 screen? The plug has a yellow, red, and black wire. Do i use the red or yellow for the positive?

  • #2
    Does the screen accept 12vdc?
    It probably does, but I would verify before attempting anything, to prevent the risk of damaging equipment.

    The color of the wires isn't going to help at all.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      If the screen is designed to run from the cigarette lighter (+12V unregulated) you can connect it to the M2 provided that you have not maxed out the current usage already. Use a voltmeter to verify that the correct voltage and polarity is observed. The Yellow wire of the M2 molex should give +12 and both black wires are ground. You have to figure out the screen end yourself.
      ~Jimmy

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      • #4
        The screens safe power supply: DC 12V (10V-14V)
        Rated Voltage: DC 11.5-14.5(600ma)
        Will this work?

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        • #5
          ive got my lilliput running off of my M2-atx psu just fine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Roadmaster11 View Post
            The screens safe power supply: DC 12V (10V-14V)
            Rated Voltage: DC 11.5-14.5(600ma)
            Will this work?
            yep
            ~Jimmy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dj3stripes View Post
              ive got my lilliput running off of my M2-atx psu just fine.
              yeah me too

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Roadmaster11 View Post
                I have an extra plug on my ATX cable, can i use this to power my VM80 screen? The plug has a yellow, red, and black wire. Do i use the red or yellow for the positive?
                in an ATX wire harness, the standard wire colors are BLACK=[GROUND], YELLOW=[+12V], and RED=[+5V].

                Originally posted by Roadmaster11 View Post
                The screens safe power supply: DC 12V (10V-14V)
                Rated Voltage: DC 11.5-14.5(600ma)
                Will this work?
                while it certainly wouldn't hurt to power your screen from your M2-ATX, it doesn't appear that you need to if your screen can accept a 10v-14v input.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dj3stripes View Post
                  ive got my lilliput running off of my M2-atx psu just fine.
                  Me too...works perfectly

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FusionFanatic View Post
                    in an ATX wire harness, the standard wire colors are BLACK=[GROUND], YELLOW=[+12V], and RED=[+5V].


                    while it certainly wouldn't hurt to power your screen from your M2-ATX, it doesn't appear that you need to if your screen can accept a 10v-14v input.

                    My lilliput also did support those Voltage's but then connected to the battery it didn't survive it, so i had to get a new one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FusionFanatic View Post
                      in an ATX wire harness, the standard wire colors are BLACK=[GROUND], YELLOW=[+12V], and RED=[+5V].


                      while it certainly wouldn't hurt to power your screen from your M2-ATX, it doesn't appear that you need to if your screen can accept a 10v-14v input.

                      Powering the screen from your ATX gives it clean regulated 12V. It also guarantees that when the PC is not on, neither is the screen.
                      ~Jimmy

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