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    Are you guys running these Lind power adapters through a separate power supply (ie. carnetix)? Or are you guys just hooking it up to a switched power source and hacking the power button to turn on remotely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimachi View Post
    Are you guys running these Lind power adapters through a separate power supply (ie. carnetix)? Or are you guys just hooking it up to a switched power source and hacking the power button to turn on remotely?
    The lind unit says its designed for being connected straight to the car and doesn't need regulated power. Its not hooked up yet but that's my plan. I have the webmaster module hacked into the docking station and it was pretty easy, works like a charm. This way you never need to open up the laptop and mess with that.
    Computer is in the car, but in a very "raw" install right now.

    Worklog - here

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    My Lind for my Dell XPS is connected to a switched source and works great

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    Hi,

    I also decided to use a Dell Latitude D600 with dock in my car an have exactly the same problems. Do you think that this Power Adapter will work:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123

    In the description you can read that it should be compatible with DE2045-1342.

    What dou you mean?

    Thanks,

    Benjamin

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypnotiq View Post
    Hey guys,

    I decided to use this dock:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Dell-Latitud...2em118Q2el1247

    because of the ease of taking the laptop in and out of the car, and the addition of an spdif plug. Everything was going well, until i tried to turn on the dock and it said that there was an unknown power source. I know about the third plug the propriety pin, but it was to my understanding that the laptop would still boot up, but just not charge the battery.

    The barrel connector is cut from the original dell charger. The laptop works in the car without the dock.

    Thanks
    I have an old D600 that I want to use in my Jeep. I bought the same dock on Ebay, (I think, the link is dead). When I went to use it for testing, I got the same error. Sooo, I looked on Dell's website, (I figured they might know), and found out that the D600 draws 60 watts. The PA-12 AC brick supplies 60 watts. The port replicator draws an additional amount of wattage, (how much, I'm not sure, up to 30 more watts, no more), which obviously requires more than the PA-12 can supply.

    I just bought a new PA-10 brick from ebay as well because it supplies 90 watts. I'll test it out when I receive it & post back to here. I'm planning on getting a Dell Auto adaptor to use in my Jeep.

    I just want to make sure the 90 watts will work. Apparently, from this thread, it will.

    Later,
    Buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy View Post
    I have an old D600 that I want to use in my Jeep. I bought the same dock on Ebay, (I think, the link is dead). When I went to use it for testing, I got the same error. Sooo, I looked on Dell's website, (I figured they might know), and found out that the D600 draws 60 watts. The PA-12 AC brick supplies 60 watts. The port replicator draws an additional amount of wattage, (how much, I'm not sure, up to 30 more watts, no more), which obviously requires more than the PA-12 can supply.

    I just bought a new PA-10 brick from ebay as well because it supplies 90 watts. I'll test it out when I receive it & post back to here. I'm planning on getting a Dell Auto adaptor to use in my Jeep.

    I just want to make sure the 90 watts will work. Apparently, from this thread, it will.

    Later,
    Buddy
    Yep I've run mine off the 90W brick as well as the 90W Lind auto adaptor. Works fine.
    Computer is in the car, but in a very "raw" install right now.

    Worklog - here

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    Wattage is the cure here!

    Make sure you have at least 90 watts when using your Dell Dock.

    PA-10 OE brick works beautifully, but does get hot. As does the Dock & the laptop itself. Maybe I'll try to work in a small fan to just blow over the setup.

    Later,
    Buddy

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    As a Dell certified Tech, I can confirm a PA-10 (90 Watt) adapter is REQUIRED for the Dell D-Dock, used by all Dell Latitude D-Series Laptops (Latitude D4XX, D5XX, D6XX, D8XX and some others).. The PA-12 is a 65 Watt adapter and is usable for most of the D-series laptops w/o the dock..

    That being said, I am looking to use a Latitude D630 in a vehicle using the D-Dock.. Probably use BlueTooth input devices (mouse/keyboard/remote) and current HU for audio/video (JVC KW-NX7000 w/ 6.5 componets - 100w channel and 12 subs - 750w channel).........


    Has the only issues with the dock been power issues?? If so, then using any psu that the laptop recongizes as 90 watts in bios should work (as they are or emulating the signal of a PA-10).. What about powering on the laptop.. Is anyone using the D-Dock for this?? If so, How??

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    Loomdog32, since you are a dell certified tech, do you know how to replicate the "dell" power adapters? I am using a CarNetix 1900 and cut up a cord from a PA10 power adapter. There were 3 different wires inside the cord. I used the outer 2 and it seems to be providing the correct power. My problem is that while plugged into the dock, it gives me an error saying that this is not a recognized power adapter and makes me turn off the power. Is there any way to replicate the "dell" proprietary signal indicating a recognized power adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOralliart View Post
    Loomdog32, since you are a dell certified tech, do you know how to replicate the "dell" power adapters? I am using a CarNetix 1900 and cut up a cord from a PA10 power adapter. There were 3 different wires inside the cord. I used the outer 2 and it seems to be providing the correct power. My problem is that while plugged into the dock, it gives me an error saying that this is not a recognized power adapter and makes me turn off the power. Is there any way to replicate the "dell" proprietary signal indicating a recognized power adapter?
    Well im going to dig up this old thread cause I am in the exact same situation as Toralliart ..

    Is there a way to run the d600 in a docking station off of the p1900???? I thought I had my setup all worked out till I read this post ... anyone have any ideas????

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