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    Lilliput @ 14.3V ???

    I know.....the lilliput specifically says "rated for 11v to 13v" BUT my question is

    Is anyone knowingly running it at 14v?

    I have an available power source within my dash that runs 12v rested and 14v cranked and I would really like to use it. I know these things are usually built to run slightly beyond specs...what do you guys thing?

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    I don't know man...

    LCDs (specifically their controllers) are remarkably sensitive to surges. I would strongly suggest regulating power for that poor thing if you expect it to last a while.

    Most electronics have a specified range for a reason. The Lily's actual requirement is 12v, so that range you see listed? That's the out of spec tolerance it is willing to deal with, although I certainly wouldn't want to spend my hard-earned dough on it only to blow it out trying to save another few bucks.
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    The grey box that comes with the lilliput, is that not a regulator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm
    The grey box that comes with the lilliput, is that not a regulator?
    The egg shaped thing is

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    yes thats what I mean.
    Whats the problem about 14V then?
    or is that too much for the grey egg thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm
    yes thats what I mean.
    Whats the problem about 14V then?
    or is that too much for the grey egg thing?
    I'm pretty sure it can take whatever a car throws at it, after all, that's what it's there for...

    Edit: Oh, and it says 12 - 16 volts on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeH
    FYI....here's the cracked egg!! ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadweasel
    I don't know man...

    LCDs (specifically their controllers) are remarkably sensitive to surges. I would strongly suggest regulating power for that poor thing if you expect it to last a while.

    Most electronics have a specified range for a reason. The Lily's actual requirement is 12v, so that range you see listed? That's the out of spec tolerance it is willing to deal with, although I certainly wouldn't want to spend my hard-earned dough on it only to blow it out trying to save another few bucks.
    Thanks for the info....I guess your right. I should just play it safe.


    Quote Originally Posted by storm
    yes thats what I mean.
    Whats the problem about 14V then?
    or is that too much for the grey egg thing?
    I had wanted to hard wire it without the regulator so that I could free up another power source. But I guess I'll end up using it.

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    Sometimes I'm really dumb, so pardon me for asking this:

    If the Lilly's egg has right on it that it will take up to 16v in, then why would 14v be a problem?

    Also, from the looks of the egg-thing, it has a regular auto-cigarette-lighter adapter on it - implying that you just plug the sucker into the cigarette lighter. So in my oversimplified world of "tom-electronics" couldn't you just wire the cig-adapter end of the egg-thing right onto your cigarette lighter in your car?
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