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    Plug & Play carPC removal from car.....

    Guys is there anything out there that can make me remove my carPC from mycar quickly. I have the carnetix 1260 with a Travla 134case, i have the Travla C134 Case Power Cable Kit from mike[carnetix] http://www.carnetix.com/optional_cables.htm

    Everytime i want to remove my carPC i have to open the case disconnect the PSU cable as well as the MB jumpers.....is there something that acts like a splitter for the 2, where i would just re\disconnect the 2 cables outside the case?

    any ideas???
    thanks

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    Here's a picture of what I did. I added a 4-pin molex (only used 3 pins) in between the P1260 and the C134 so that I could quickly unplug the C134 to remove it from the car. The molex carries the +battery, Gnd, and ACPI (power button) fromt he P1260. Works for me!
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    thanks mike

    but how about the MB jumpers, Im using a M1000....

    So you remove the jumpers everytime u have to take out ur carPC?

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    Which jumpers? I run the ACPI header pin(s) out to the P1260 via the Molex (sorry, edited my previous post which said "ingnition". I meant to say ACPI). The ACPI connection actually goes first to a rear-panel-mounted 1/8" stereo connector, then (with a larger wire) out of the C134 case to the molex. This lets me use an external push-button power switch via the stereo connector to start/stip the C134 when I take the unit indoors.

    Does this make sense?
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    Ok that clears up the ingnition\ACPI. Yes have the ACPI(green\black wires) coming out of the 1260 goin into my MB, I will try it your way....but im confused on this part

    "The ACPI connection actually goes first to a rear-panel-mounted 1/8" stereo connector, then (with a larger wire) out of the C134 case to the molex. This lets me use an external push-button power switch via the stereo connector to start/stip the C134 when I take the unit indoors"

    do you have any pics?to help me better understand this...

    And i just wanted to say thanks again....your help and response time are always great...i was lookin back from emails from 2004 from you on when i was totally clueless on all this stuff, you helped me alot, thanks again

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    ...a few pictures are worth a thousand words...

    http://www.carnetix.com/support/acpi...onnection.html

    And i just wanted to say thanks again....your help and response time are always great...i was lookin back from emails from 2004 from you on when i was totally clueless on all this stuff, you helped me alot, thanks again
    ....thanks....I love you man...
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    What case are you using there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkotch
    What case are you using there?
    Its the Travla 134


    Mike, thanks for the pics and info...i think im gettin it now. But of course a couple more questions
    I searched Radioshack for this 1/8" Audio Connector and didnt find anything...where did u get urs from? The thing that is confusing me is that where am i gettin the external push-button power switch from? is that on the back rear panel too[1/8" Audio Connector ]

    I understand how it all works, attach the jumpers to the MB - the other end of the jumper wire[green\back] goes to the 1/8" Audio Connector, attach a new wire to the 1/8" Audio Connector which goes to the new molex plug
    The 1/8" Audio Connector acts like the splitter?right?

    and as far as the molex cable goes, can i just detach one from a old PS PSU or something?

    thanks again

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    I searched Radioshack for this 1/8" Audio Connector and didnt find anything...where did u get urs from? The thing that is confusing me is that where am i gettin the external push-button power switch from? is that on the back rear panel too[1/8" Audio Connector ]
    See picture below.
    The 1/8" Audio Connector acts like the splitter?right?
    Correct.
    and as far as the molex cable goes, can i just detach one from a old PS PSU or something?
    Sure, as long as you have both ends (mates). However, you'd be better off buying new connectors (with pins) at RS.
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    thankyou mike...i think i got it now.

    And im assuming i have to make that 1/8 stereo jack plug with the push button attached, and then plug that into the 1/8 phone jack on the rear?

    Anyspecial things i should know on making that pushbutton cable?

    thanks again....

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