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    Hi I bought this similar monitor>> http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=25_57&products_id=42

    And this wire>> http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=62

    My question is>> My cousin and i spliced the power supply wire in my radio connection before
    to install my subwoofer, and power my amp lol, so do i connect these two
    wires together? because it has been spliced before for th amp so if i
    connect this power supply wire to the prespiliced wires will it be ok or
    not? and another thing you said that i need a ground? is there a wire you
    made for the ground already or will i have to make my own?

    Someone told me>> Running an amp off the same power as your radio is probably not the smartest thing to do. An amp + radio will draw too much current. I'm surprised you haven't popped the fuse yet. You should consider run the power wire for the amp directly from the battery (fused of course). Running too many devices off any one factory wire is pushing it as it was only designed to run that one device with a little headroom.

    You'll see two small wires that have bare ends. One is the ground and one is 12v +. Those are the one's you'll need to hook up. Don't reverse them or you can pop the monitor.

    Im very sorry guys I'm not techno savy, which wire is the ground and which is the other??? And how do I power the monitor then if I dont used the factory power radio output?? Thanks sorries not techno savy.

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    We have no way of knowing. Use a digital multimeter to determine the output on each of the lines.
    If this is over your head, I'd take it to someone who knows what they are doing.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Originally posted by DarquePervert
      We have no way of knowing. Use a digital multimeter to determine the output on each of the lines.
      If this is over your head, I'd take it to someone who knows what they are doing.
      DP, did you understand what he was talking about. I really need a language lesson from you.

      Michael
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wiredwrx
        DP, did you understand what he was talking about. I really need a language lesson from you.l


        I have to deal with some clients that are just so clueless that it's painful to have to help them. Nothing like walking a retired grandmother through doing a VREPAIR on an old-*** Novell 3.x server....
        I guess I'm just used to translating clueless ramblings.

        He said there is supposed to be a +12v wire and a ground wire.
        Step one is determining which is which. I based my response on the need to determine which is +12v and which is ground.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          DP Sorry to see you are still having to support Novell 3.x servers...We just dropped our last one last week. Now to start replacing the NT4's

          Seng...didn't mean to hijack your thread.... DP is right...If you are not familiar with 12V+ vs ground and how to determine...You should absolutely see a professional. You can fry your equip or worse burn down your car if you short a non-fuse protected wire.

          Originally posted by DarquePervert


          I have to deal with some clients that are just so clueless that it's painful to have to help them. Nothing like walking a retired grandmother through doing a VREPAIR on an old-*** Novell 3.x server....
          I guess I'm just used to translating clueless ramblings.

          He said there is supposed to be a +12v wire and a ground wire.
          Step one is determining which is which. I based my response on the need to determine which is +12v and which is ground.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lostlurker
            DP Sorry to see you are still having to support Novell 3.x servers...We just dropped our last one last week. Now to start replacing the NT4's
            This was about five years ago. I don't have to deal with it anymore.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              DP ~ what the hell was a retired grandmother doing with Novell 3.x server anyways? prOn no doubt...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Puffanug
                DP ~ what the hell was a retired grandmother doing with Novell 3.x server anyways? prOn no doubt...

                Managing a retail operation that's large enough to warrant a dedicated file server.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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                • #9
                  So she isn't really retired then huh? LIAR! lmao...
                  ~Puff

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