Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 15" Dell LCD in Car

  1. #1
    Newbie lucho's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004

    15" Dell LCD in Car

    Would a normal house monitor LCD Flat screen work in a car running off a power inverter, connected to an Epia M?

    I got a couple of them for free and want to stick it in my car. I have seen a pic somewhere on this site when a guy did that to his truck. I cannot seem to find it now.

    Any comments would be appreciated.


  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    tell you what send me one for 50 bucks i will see if it is possible

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate vcbb5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    It's certainally possible, but it will be big and bulky, and hard to work with. Are you getting touch with it? It will work if you have the space.
    My Mazda 3s

    My Mazda 3s on Car Domain

    [||||||||||||||||||--] (90%)

  4. #4
    FLAC Chairboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Want to make a little money on the side selling? I'd be interested in one for a reasonable price.

    If the monitors use 12V, then you might be able to use a laptop auto power supply to regulate the 12V DC straight into the monitor w/o using an inverter.

  5. #5
    Newbie lucho's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004

    Just tried it.

    I tried it with a laptop, worked great!

    I am curious if it will look as good with the epia as it did with a laptop.

    Just trying to figure out how to mount the damn thing now. No touch on it though. Will probably use a wireless mouse. Sucks ***!

    I am even thinking about splitting the signal. One in the front and back. Will post pics once my epia and power supply comes in.

    C|hecking to see if they can run on 12v.

    Thanks for the quick replies.


  6. #6
    Low Bitrate Wolfman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    East Texas
    That was probably my truck. I now have a lilliput touchscreen...just have to hide the wires before I update the pics.

  7. #7
    Newbie lucho's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004

    That is the same idea I am shooting for

    Wolfman, Was the screen to big? How did you mount it, I am curious.

    Nice setup though.


  8. #8
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Plymouth , MN
    I am about to do the same thing. Luckily for me I have sunroof in my truck. It has it's plus and minuses. Howeve I think the plus far outweighes the minus. On the plus side, my roof has space between the headliner and the actual roof of the vehicle. Also the botom piece has a metal plate in it which makes it sturdy enough to mount a 15' LCD. The only minus is that the monitor has to go further back because it can not be mounted in the sunroof. I was at Circuit City yesterday and the have an LCD flip mount kit that I intend to modify to use with my setup. The screws will mount flush in the metal plate so that the sunroof will open over it without any problems.
    When I do get around to installing it I will post pics.
    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Gigabyte Z97 mITX Intel Mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Proc, 320 GB Hard Drive, Dual 12' VGA HDMI DVI touchscreen monitors,....

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-22-2005, 02:10 AM
  2. Chinese car LCD and relative products supplier!!!
    By iamchen in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-28-2002, 09:34 AM
  3. LCD video switch for the car
    By Mwilhelm100 in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-20-2002, 08:03 AM
  4. Powering a desktop LCD in a car.
    By Skraggy_uk in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-10-2002, 04:06 PM
  5. Using LCD from broken laptop in car
    By yakirz in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-20-2002, 09:07 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts