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    I would like to power my slimdrive from the acc? What can I do or use to drop the voltage to 5v?

  • #2
    noob gotta search!!!!

    but i think u can use a resistor

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    • #3
      All I find is powering from the PSU. I would like to power from the acc. Please help.

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      • #4
        yeah djxkusive....if hes a noob and its out there...find it for him (for me to) im trying to do the same thing. lol. if i got a 5v regulator and input my acc line and output5v and ground the pin and use a heatsink and all that good ****. what about ground for the 5v line that goes into the dc port. do i ground it same way i ground an amp? to the chassis?
        i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

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        • #5
          I'm almost sure you do. Easier than running ANOTHER line back to the PSU. Especially if it's in the trunk.

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          • #6
            i use the carnetix pol 5v. works well.
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            • #7
              i think i might just get one of those.
              i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

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              • #8
                Does anybody has an answer for this?

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                • #9
                  Use a 5V stabilizator, but I don't know about the ground...
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                  • #10
                    ..and use the capacitor of 1000mF (microF) to filter output.

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                    • #11
                      you hook that up in series or parallel?

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                      • #12
                        there is a small voltage reg that you van pick up from NAPA. it is designed to run older 6v acc on a 12 v system. however it does put out a little heat when you run a hi amp load.
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                        • #13
                          Use LM7805 3pin Linear regulator + heat sink + filter caps.
                          Input from acc and get 5VDC output.

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                          • #14
                            How much current does it need?

                            You could go with a 7805 type of regulator. Some variants can handle more than others. May need to heatsink it. You could use an LM317T with the appropriate resistors (both are available at radioshack)

                            Or you could get a LM123 (TO-3) package. That does 3 amps.

                            Circuits are a plenty on the net. The datasheets are a good place to start.
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                            • #15
                              I'll go with Lex's plan. Thanks guys.

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