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  • 14" lcd Home screen???

    i can get a 14" vga lcd fairly cheap from a friend. Would i be able to power this and my carputer off a power inverter?

  • #2
    Pay close attention to the nitts/cd-m2. If you want the monitor to be visable during the day in your car, you should exceed 300 nitts. You will find that most LCD's for home use are 200 - 250 nitts. It seems like such a waste to convert DC to AC then back to DC again. If this is your wish then you should ensure that the inverted is rated well above your needs. Look at the constant watts and not the Peek watts. Search this forum for valuable resources on determining your requirements. Read the input requirements on all your power supplies. Volt amps are multiplied by the Volts to get Watts.

    If I messed any of this up, you will hear about it shortly.

    Good Luck,

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    • #3
      I use a 14 inch desktop LCD... An inverter may work.

      Mine used a power brick to make 120AC into 12v DC ... So I spliced the cable and now power it from my PC power and cooling DC to DC PS. It is great. I am still saving for a touch kit
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      • #4
        Just power the lcd from you computers psu rail.
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        • #5
          how would i power it from the pc's power supply?.......this monitor is an AC unit or is there a way i can convert it to dc? Please explain...........

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          • #6
            Does the monitor use a power brick ?
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            • #7
              i'm pretty sure it does.............

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              • #8
                he got it from newegg.com

                here's the link with some pics

                http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....138-010-09.jpg

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by zman009
                  i'm pretty sure it does.............
                  Then look on it and see what voltage it puts out dc, you may
                  can run it off a power supply.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by frodobaggins
                    Then look on it and see what voltage it puts out dc, you may
                    can run it off a power supply.
                    Originally posted by TruckinMP3
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                    Mine used a power brick to make 120AC into 12v DC ... So I spliced the cable and now power it from my PC power and cooling DC to DC PS. It is great. I am still saving for a touch kit

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                    • #11
                      or could I just split the wire and run it off the battery?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by zman009
                        or could I just split the wire and run it off the battery?
                        Yes, but first get rid of the part that converts AC to DC inside the LCD.
                        And make sure 12 V is enough.
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                        • #13
                          awesome!!! thanks a lot for the help!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yuriy
                            Yes, but first get rid of the part that converts AC to DC inside the LCD.
                            And make sure 12 V is enough.
                            That's IF it has that. It probably takes dc right off the brick.
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                            • #15
                              I would recomend 12 volt power from the DC to DC PS. It will likely be "cleaner" than directly from the battery which would have the alternator 'noise'.
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