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    Newbie Power Questions

    I got a few newbie questions and by the way greate site. I found it a few days ago.

    Ive been thinking about getting the digitalww 7" in-dash touchscreen. Ive noticed that it requires exactly 12v of power or so it says. How is this done? What are the different alternatives to powering.

    Also i have 300watt tripp-lite power inverter. I plan on buying one of the mini-itx via mobo and a real small form factor case and putting it under the passengers seat. Is it ok for my inverter to power the computer?

    I have been doing searches on these topics and thats why im concerned. I didnt think it was a big deal before but after reading up i realised that power fluctuations can be a problem for the screen or computer.

    Can you guys clue me in a bit?

    Thanks!

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    Try before you buy..!!!!
    The power consumption is only less then 6 Watt. So that will not be the problem..
    But I believe it is only a PAL/NTSC screen.. Not verry sharp with a computer.. see other topics..!.. So try first..

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    I wanted to know more the setup for how you actually power the screen. Do you just run a wire straight from the battery to it? From what i was reading it seemed that you have to run it through something else to get constant volts instead of fluctuations. Thats more my concern. If anyone can help me out. Thanks!

    I understand that it wont be that sharp unless its a monitor but its not that big a deal to me. Ive used my computer on a tv before. All im using it for is movies and music. I doubt ill write a report on it or anything. I have a laptop for that. And if i do wanna upgrade then ill get the vga upgrade kit.

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    OK. If you don't want any risk, power your TFT by your pc powersupply. This one has a 12V and a 5V connection. You can use your HD/CD powerconnector.. The yellow wire..!

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    Originally posted by leenas
    I wanted to know more the setup for how you actually power the screen. Do you just run a wire straight from the battery to it? From what i was reading it seemed that you have to run it through something else to get constant volts instead of fluctuations. Thats more my concern. If anyone can help me out. Thanks!
    To power TM-701L you can tap into you Head Unit wires and it will work fine. It will work as long as your alternator doesn't put out more then 14V and it shouldn't. This monitor was made for the in car environment and it works great.

    Armen

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    I tap off a fuse now and Im doing just A-O-k.

    really..dont worry so much =)
    Mine needs to be updated.

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