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    Hi,
    I have a carputer that I have successfully installed in a car, but would like to be able to plug it in inside so that I can load software, make changes, etc. rather than trying to do so in my car. The only way I have been able to do this up to this point is by changing the power supply out every time I want to hook it up, which as you can guess is a huge pain.

    Is there any adapter that you know of that I can hook directly from my carputer to a wall outlet so I don't have to change the power supply every time I want to hook it up inside?

    I attached a picture so you can see the kind of plug that my carputer power supply has on it. Ideally I want something that will plug directly into that and turn directly into an AC plug so I can just plug the thing right into the wall.

    Thank you very much for your help!


  • #2
    One word: WiFi

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    • #3
      there is no purchase-able place to get one, but all of teh parts are available to make your own...

      search for 8 pin molex connector, and sometimes, you might need to get the pins inside the connector as well.
      My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
      "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


      next project? subaru brz
      carpc undecided

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      • #4
        Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
        there is no purchase-able place to get one, but all of teh parts are available to make your own...

        search for 8 pin molex connector, and sometimes, you might need to get the pins inside the connector as well.
        He still couldn't plug it directly to a wall. You'll have make your own connector and wire it to an ac/dc power supply. Maybe there's other solutions but I found this to be easiest/convenient.

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        • #5
          hmmm alright well I have never done anything like this before, but I do appreciate the guidance. Are there any tutorials online you could point me to so I don't fry my system?

          Thanks

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          • #6
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/faq-...workbench.html

            That thread explains it pretty well. It seems more complicated than it is..

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            • #7
              Thanks for the help...looks tough wish I could buy one

              Someone manufacture one!

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              • #8
                Do you have a spare regular pc power supply laying around?

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                • #9
                  I do, well sort of, but it's to a computer that I might use again, so I don't want to destroy it. I think I can get a cheap 300 Watt one Ebay for like 10-20 bucks though

                  I don't know what the best way to do this is.

                  I guess just get an extra power supply and a switch of some kind.

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