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  • Hardwiring Lilliput to Opus

    I've done a search & still can't find anything. Is there a diagram or illustration of how to best/easily hardwire my lilliput screen to my 150w Opus? I know I can cut the 'egg' off as the Opus provides constant 12v, but can I just somehow tap into any of the wires from the Opus?

    Sorry for the dumb question, but not quite sure.
    Thanks in advance.
    AUDI A4, 2.6 V6
    Audio: Morel, Audison, Hertz, Stinger, Pioneer
    Carputer: Mirco ATX, 2.4gHz, 256ram, 80gig, 7"touchscreen, Opus

    Unfortunately, that's the end! Was good while it lasted, but gotta sell the car.

  • #2
    I'm planning on doing the same thing. here's a thought though:

    http://store.yahoo.com/directron/cigarlighter.html

    would this work? If it would then you wouldn't have to tap any wires.
    http://soniccobra03.150m.com/Pictures/CobraBanner.jpg

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SonicCobra03
      I'm planning on doing the same thing. here's a thought though:

      http://store.yahoo.com/directron/cigarlighter.html

      would this work? If it would then you wouldn't have to tap any wires.
      That's hilarious!

      Edit:
      It get's funnier!! Don't touch it after heating, and don't light cigarettes!

      Notes: (1) Want to hook up a automotive light or other device without using one of these adapters? See our guide to hooking up a light for information. (2) Don't touch the cigarette lighter after heated. (3) WARNING: The primary use for this device is to hookup automotive devices that normally hook into the cigarette lighter slot -- but not necessarily to light cigarettes. The cigarette lighter is usable BUT it takes a large amount of power to operate when heating -- so much so that an average PC that is well equipped may not be able to operate it. If you actually intend to use this device as a cigarette lighter then please be ready to upgrade your power supply if it doesn't work properly. You have been warned. (ud080503lp)

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      The ultimate CarPC - Wow!

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      • #4
        This thread talks about it: Thread

        "At the Opus end, I soldered the wires into a Y power splitter (+ve to yellow and -ve to black) - the one that has a female connector that plugs into the Opus 4-pin power connector for hard disks and splits into 4-pin hard disk power connectors."

        A diagram with step by step instructions would be very nice.

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        • #5
          Yes, pictures with captions... And action figures too.
          '02 GTI
          [Routis '04] [Opus 90W] [160GB Maxtor HD]
          [Lilliput 7" TS] [VIA M10000] [XMPCR]
          [512MB RAM] [Custom housing]
          [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
          Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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          • #6
            Heres my attempt at what I think needs to be done. I believe the most difficult part is making sure you have the correct polarity. Please let me know if there are any mistakes in the diagram.

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            • #7
              "http://store.yahoo.com/directron/cigarlighter.html"

              Someone needs to by one of those for FRODO !!!!!
              1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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              • #8
                Can we just cut off the barrel from the cigarette lighter adaptor and splice the wires right before the EGG, into the MOLEX connector?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Riff
                  Heres my attempt at what I think needs to be done. I believe the most difficult part is making sure you have the correct polarity. Please let me know if there are any mistakes in the diagram.

                  That looks correct.

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                  • #10
                    I have it just hooked up to one of the 12V lines from a molex connector going straight into the Lilliput - no egg. I have heard others say that the egg will not give it quite 12V so it will be brighter without it. As for regulation- thats why I bought the Opus.

                    I also did this with a y connector and pulled 12v off for the LCD and the 5V off for my modified serial Earthmate (was/is USB)- Thanks to Rando for the pinouts for that mod.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MaddSkillz
                      Can we just cut off the barrel from the cigarette lighter adaptor and splice the wires right before the EGG, into the MOLEX connector?
                      2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
                      7" Lilliput Touchscreen
                      NANO-ITX+m1-atx
                      512 DDRsodimm
                      60g SATA Laptop HD
                      4x Apple DVDslot
                      digimoto OBDii
                      mS GPS
                      mini BT keyboard
                      relocated HU faceplate

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                      • #12
                        remember, i think, the wire with the marking on it, from the egg, is the positive,

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                        • #13
                          On lilliput : cut off voltage regulator (egg)
                          black stripe white = positive
                          black = negative

                          On molex at opus : add a nice y splitter and cut off the yellow and any black
                          yellow = 12volts positive
                          black (any) = ground
                          MG ZR CARPUTER (UNITED KINGDOM)

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                          • #14
                            i cut off the end of the egg and the wire is very thin.

                            will that have an impact on anything?

                            thanks.
                            2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
                            7" Lilliput Touchscreen
                            NANO-ITX+m1-atx
                            512 DDRsodimm
                            60g SATA Laptop HD
                            4x Apple DVDslot
                            digimoto OBDii
                            mS GPS
                            mini BT keyboard
                            relocated HU faceplate

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                            • #15
                              make sure you have as much strand of wires as possible when stripping the wire because if it is less than original it will heat up the wire and melt it!!!! ...
                              MG ZR CARPUTER (UNITED KINGDOM)

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