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    As you may have seen in some of my other post that I have bought a Volvo S40, and the options are non-existant apart from a 3.5mm jack in the center console. So I have seen and bought a Bluetooth adapter to a 3.5mm jack, so I could play and control music from my mobile. However the item is ment to be used in the home and is powered by a wall adapter, and needs 5V/100mah. So my question is 1) how I can power it? 2) if I can pickup a feed from the cigarette lighter in the center console? 3) if it will need a separate fused feed from the battery?


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    i think i do remember running across one of your fabrication threads before..

    5v is pretty easy to get from a car.

    if you are doing a 'standard' carpc with atx-compliant power supplies(m-series psu's, dsatx, etc), there is a 5v wire that you only need to tap into on the 4pin flat harness.
    if you are using a laptop, i believe the carnetix series psus do have a 5v output, or have a add-on module for 5v that would work for that.

    and in the worst case-- you need to buy one of those usb cigarette lighter adapters. those put out 5v, but you might need to modify certain parts to get everything connected correctly.
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
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