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  • Should I run 1 wire or 2 for 5v from PSU?

    so, should I ground the -5v from my PSU and run one wire (+5v) up front to my powered hub, or do I need to run the pair?

    I am in the final stages of prep for the install....got the second battery installed, plexiglass case constructed, and tomorrow I will be fabricating the dash piece for the LCD.
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  • #2
    Just to clarify what you mean.

    Do not ground the -5V of your PSU, I think you mean do you need to send +5v and 0V over 2 wires to your hub. not +5v and -5v as this would be 10v to the hub and destroy it.

    I would use 2 wires (I'm planning to do the same) not one.

    Craig
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    • #3
      Just run the two to make it easy on yourself. You can buy power cables that have 1 or 2 pair of 16 or 14 gauge wires inside a jacket at any car audio store. Then you can put molex a connector on the end of it and unplug it at will.
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      • #4
        I run 6 cables but that is just my beer cooler...
        Originally posted by menudude
        thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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        • #5
          I figured thats what I should do, but no one had ever talked about it before.
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          • #6
            Try one of these.....

            http://www.maplin.co.uk/media/largeimages/32465i0.jpg

            +5v fixed

            +3 to +12V variable

            Useful afor anyone driving hubs etc.

            Craig
            Audi S8 supercar
            Modded Xbox 400GB HD
            Rear 7" screen & navplus

            Toyota Hiace Van
            Shuttle PIII 866 256Mb 10GB OPUS powered
            MediaCar & Mappoint 2004
            Custom fit 7" TFT VGA TSK

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            • #7
              Originally posted by craigyb
              Try one of these.....

              http://www.maplin.co.uk/media/largeimages/32465i0.jpg

              +5v fixed

              +3 to +12V variable

              Useful afor anyone driving hubs etc.

              Craig
              Now this is something I'd like to have for a cleaner look. VERY NICE FIND.

              What is the link to the info page?

              EDIT:

              Nevermind...Found it.

              http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/mod...moduleno=32465
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