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  • hi ,1st thread here ! Can a (240v) 12-volt wireless router be wired to cars 12-volt

    system ?

  • #2
    Yes, for a little while.

    To do it so the router lasts more than a few days, use a 12v regulator. The 12v of a car isn't really 12v. it can go from 7-14 volts depending on conditions.

    If there is room on the 12v rail on the computer power supply (assuming you have one since you want to put a wireless router in a car) you can power it from there too.
    Yeah google!

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    • #3
      Thanks,

      i will xplain down the road a bit what im trying to do.. .! lol
      thanks for the help.

      TTIRBA


      Originally posted by crez79 View Post
      Yes, for a little while.

      To do it so the router lasts more than a few days, use a 12v regulator. The 12v of a car isn't really 12v. it can go from 7-14 volts depending on conditions.

      If there is room on the 12v rail on the computer power supply (assuming you have one since you want to put a wireless router in a car) you can power it from there too.

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      • #4
        Can you suggest a 12v regulator for this job ?? without

        a big price tag ? lol


        Originally posted by crez79 View Post
        Yes, for a little while.

        To do it so the router lasts more than a few days, use a 12v regulator. The 12v of a car isn't really 12v. it can go from 7-14 volts depending on conditions.

        If there is room on the 12v rail on the computer power supply (assuming you have one since you want to put a wireless router in a car) you can power it from there too.

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        • #5
          There is one over at digitalww. It is for a lilliput lcd, but the egg looking thing is a regulator. For these types of things, you may get lucky at a local thrift store or goodwill. Most have a large assortment of power adapters, mainly ones for house use, but you may get lucky. Sometimes there is a multi voltage adapter that you pick the voltage. Those are always handy. Goodwills are always good for many cheap keyboards and mice as well as printer cables good for cheap many conductor wire bundle.

          Finding a regulated 12v power supply will be harder than a lower voltage like what cell phones use, but they are out there. It is easy enough to take out the parts you need from the regulator and wire it up.
          Yeah google!

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          • #6
            Thanks, what ive done is purchased a mobile dvr with(2gbcard) motion sensored cameras

            and am having one front cam & one rear + one internal so far (havent decided where to put 4th cam)& it has LAN connection to send signal 50ft to inside house through wireless .
            That way if anyone is sneaking about & around my car at night whilst im inside house it will send an alarm when triggered to my laptop.
            Ive had it all up and running b4 with the 12v router plugged into 240 volt in the garage but just need to change it to 12 volt ! when car comes back from panel shop.


            So the lilliput regulator with cig-plug , that should work a belkin router ok from car ??????

            TTIRBA

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            • #7
              If it is wired up carefully, I think it will work fine. It most likely won't survive crank, so I don't know how the router will like that, but if it is just sitting there, it should be fine.
              Yeah google!

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              • #8
                when you say "crank" you mean the voltage irregularity as car turns over to start ??
                my mobile dvr unit has something built into it for this (crank/start) .
                sorry for all the questions ! Im a bit of an "L" plater when it comes to this kind of stuff.

                appreciate your help.

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                • #9
                  regulator

                  Depending on the built in regulator it will work fine.. You have to follow the positive trace from the power jack to the first IC (which is usually the regulator). Look up the number on that ic and find the spec sheet. My d-link dir-450 SAYS 12-24vdc but is really good for 4-24vdc! survives crank, and has been working fine for a long time.

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                  • #10
                    cheers,

                    Originally posted by pir8radio View Post
                    Depending on the built in regulator it will work fine.. You have to follow the positive trace from the power jack to the first IC (which is usually the regulator). Look up the number on that ic and find the spec sheet. My d-link dir-450 SAYS 12-24vdc but is really good for 4-24vdc! survives crank, and has been working fine for a long time.

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