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    Question Question about Switchs and Wiring

    Hello. I posted on the XboxScene forums but got no response in reference to my question. This mod would be very useful for those looking to use an Xbox as their carputer. I was reading the tutorial for the External Detachable Power Switch, and the author of the post mentioned the parts needed were:

    - Three-Conductor Phone Jack Closed-Circuit Type
    - Stereo Phone Plug (inside the package comes 2)
    - Normaly Open Momentary Switch rated at 1A
    - 20 to 30 gwd Wire that will reach from the 2 points of intrest. From the car to whereever your box is hidden (trunk)


    He then later mentions in the tutorial to use "28gwd wire leaving enough slack for about a foot."

    So would I need to purchase this (28gwd) in addition to the 20 to 30 gwd wire? Or could I entirely use 28gwd wire for everything with this mod? If I need to purchase seperate 20-30 gwd wire, what size should I get? And is there such a thing as gwd wire? Never heard of that before. One last thing, I would prefer to use a rocker switch for this mod, since it would fit in good with my dash, but I dont know if I could substitute it for the Normaly Open Momentary Switch rated at 1A? Your advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    no just use the same size wire for the whole project. and it should be 20 - 30 awg wire. as long as the rocker switch is momentary it would work fine.
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    Thanks for the reply. Does the rocker switch need to be Normaly Open rated at 1Amp?

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    Normally open, and doesn't really matter the amp rating.
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    Have you modded your box yet?
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    Why not do the mod where the power button is built into the controller?
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    Yup. I got it modded already. Actually got it TSOP'd and added a 160GB Hard Drive. I also purchased a 12 foot (6ft. X 2) Extension Cable that will let me extend the DVD IR Reciever Dongle to the front of my dash. I dont want any wires or switches hardwired to the Xbox, just in case I want to take it home to play. Thats why I wanted to use the Detatchable Power Switch Mod. I also dont want to do the power switch in the controller mod, because I dont want to have a controller in the front all of the time. I plan to use the DVD Remote to control the XboxMediaCenter.
    I just want to make sure, that I would need a Normally Open Momentary Switch, and that the AMP does not matter? Does it have to be Normally Open also, or could it just be any Momentary Switch? Also, do they make rocker switch's like this? Sorry for my ignorance with all these questions. Thanks!

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    Does the Xbox use a standard ATX connector to it's mobo ?? I bet you could use a startup controller to power that thing on with the ignition.. Infact I think its already been done?? anyone reading this actually done it ?
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    It's not standard ATX, but I think a shutdown controller would work on it.

    Yes, switch needs to be normally open, and momentary. Yes, amp rating does not really matter for this particular switch.
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