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Thread: hmm...just fried the "egg" for my lilliput

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    hmm...just fried the "egg" for my lilliput

    So i was cranking my system (keep in mind i am not your average joe when it comes to systems, i compete, and have upwards of 5K+ watts to my subs). Well i was cranking it and i notice the "smell" that you get from burnt electronics. I flipped thinking it was one of my amplifiers. I went to the back of my explorer but everything smelled fine there....so i get back into my car and i notice smoke slowly streaming out of the "egg" for my lilliput. I guess the egg is the device that converts the not-so-constant flow of 12v-16v to a steady 12v+. Luckily the lilliput was not actually hooked up to this!!!

    I did some testing, plugged it into the lilliput. It lit the red LED just fine but when i pressed power the red LED faded away and there was no longer any power. I then plugged the lilliput into the wall converter and it powered up fine. Openened up the "egg" and there was some black residue on the board so i know it's what toasted. Why did this happen (too much current draw from the amps perhaps?) Where can i get a new "egg" or can i go to radio shack and just find a sturdy 12v-16v converter that will work the same?

    i'm glad it was something small and not something major in my system!!

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    well i went to radioshack and they confirmed that it was indeed fried, and it was not the capicotors, but probalby some type of stepdown converter. Next question is where can i replace this (radio shack has nothing like it)? Or can i use my ITPS which i was under the impression acted the same way to convert a not so stable voltage to a more stable 12v. Also, if this happened to my "egg" could it also happen to the ITPS? Since there is clearly a dip below 12v, should i be worried about damaging the ITPS or even the computer!!

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    ITPS should work if you have one, but the cig adaptor is more conveinient for me. If anybody else has comments, they can probably clear things up.
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    I fried mine too by just plugging in the negative while the battery was connected. Sounds like it's not the highest quality piece of equipment in the world.

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    haha, yeah...

    does anyone know where i can get a replacement or should i just try to splice this into the ITPS's output wires?

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    I stopped using mine after I realized my screen was a lot dimmer when using it. I get a solid brighter screen from the computer's 12 volts now.

    I think they do as much harm as good, Pay 3 or 400 bucks and get screwed over with a 5 dollar piece of crap.

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    how did you connect it to your computer? Did you splice into wires? Or just use the proper molex connector and plug it into the right spot.I'm a bit of a computer noob, specially to wiring. So the more detailed help the better.

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    With all these problems, we should file a joint suit and get some of our money back.
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    Yeh the egg is crap, use the 12v from yr PC power supply, or if u are desperate one of those lil DC-DC converters with plugs on the end.

    Dont use an ITPS, their voltage regulation is very poor.
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    I have an opus and used the 12v from one of the molex connectors.

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