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    i have an old computer i want in my old pickup. keep in mond i'm broke and i know it'll be tacky, but i don't care (for now) will a 5 or 6 year old regular everyday monitor work in my truck will it take a lot of power???
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  • #2
    Originally posted by acornstu
    i have an old computer i want in my old pickup. keep in mond i'm broke and i know it'll be tacky, but i don't care (for now) will a 5 or 6 year old regular everyday monitor work in my truck will it take a lot of power???
    Yes and Yes.

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    • #3
      :-)

      Originally posted by 1BlackHatch
      Yes and Yes.

      sweet, thanks. wild guess to about how many watt converter i'll need???
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      • #4
        Originally posted by acornstu
        sweet, thanks. wild guess to about how many watt converter i'll need???
        Look at the specs on the back of the monitor.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 1BlackHatch
          Look at the specs on the back of the monitor.
          They are usually around 0.6 or 0.7 A at 120v. I guess that is around 70 or 80 watts.
          ME-6000, Lilliput 7" vga + touch, generic GPS, RedHat 9, custom mapping software.

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          • #6
            I think monitors require a higher surge wattage, check that with someone though.

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            • #7
              Looking at the back of my old 17" CRT, its power requirements are 100~240v @2.5A. Ergo your looking at 300watts MIN, and more like 600w just for the monitor alone.

              It would probably be cheaper to just get a cheapo LCD and do it that way

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ciagon
                They are usually around 0.6 or 0.7 A at 120v. I guess that is around 70 or 80 watts.
                72 and 84 Watts
                92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

                93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

                90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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                • #9
                  crt!!! that is alot of space. where are you going to mount it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cirvin
                    crt!!! that is alot of space. where are you going to mount it?

                    haha you could use it as your steering wheel

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                    • #11
                      that would be funny. i would like to replace the tach, spedometer, and souch with screens (lcd or crt) and use the carputer to controll them, then i could watch a vid on my tach!

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