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    For the 12V power, can I just tap into a switched power source in my truck or do I have to power it off my carputer...
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    Stupid question #2: If I'm going to be plugging this into my Epia board do I still need to get the female db9 connector & hood or do I just get the V1 riser connector?

    Stupid question #3: Where can I get the 8 pin mini-diin cable? Do I get it and just snip the other end off?
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    Just ordered all the goods.

    XMD1000 - $41.88 shipped from thezeb.com
    DB9M to IDC10 Serial to connect to Epia M10000 ($1.25) and Mini Din8 M-M 6ft. cable ($3.99) - $11.75 shipped

    = $53.63 total!




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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    For the 12V power, can I just tap into a switched power source in my truck or do I have to power it off my carputer...

    I power mine from the carputer, just for ease of it

    I think the XMD has a good enough power supply in it to power it from the cars electrical system. But since it has a serial connection to my computer I didnt want to risk it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Just ordered all the goods.

    XMD1000 - $41.88 shipped from thezeb.com
    DB9M to IDC10 Serial to connect to Epia M10000 ($1.25) and Mini Din8 M-M 6ft. cable ($3.99) - $11.75 shipped

    = $53.63 total!

    dont forget if your going to use that serial header you will need a mating db9 connector and hood
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    dont forget if your going to use that serial header you will need a mating db9 connector and hood
    I was just going to snip off the DB9 off of a modem cable and solder the wires from it and the 8 pin mini-din.

    That would work wouldn't it?
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    it would work, but it's going to be messy and a pita, just go to radio shack and spend the $2 for a proper connector

    that way you can just snip one end of the din off and solder the wires directly to the DB9 and to whatever your going to use for a power connector
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    I just find it a lot harder to solder directly to the DB9 compared to soldering two wires together. Why do you say it would be messy and a pita? Just because the wires are so thin?
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    because the wires are thin, and then you end up with a cable that is connected in the middle instead of one end.

    But if you feel more comfortable soldering the wires together then go for it. It should still work fine
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    Yea, thin wires do suck when trying to solder them. When I tried making my home brew IR receiver I had a heck of a time with the wires on the DB9.. Maybe I'll try again.
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