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Thread: Powering lilliput from psu and relay from car

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    ok, once you have figured out how to power your M2.......(sorry, had too! )

    anyway, see attached picture I drew (just for you! )
    this is how you should use a relay to power your monitor. just the way you want. key off, monitor off. key on, m2 on, monitor on.
    the pins are marked on the bottom of the relay.
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    thanks for the diagram. I think its a DPDT relay i have (is this ok or should i get another) its got 8 pins aswell 2 i belive are unused. I tested it by connecting the wires including relay wires all to my computer and it powers fine.

    Only difference in car is that i need to ground one of the wires to the m2 (molex) and another ground wire to the car chassis or any ground wire behind the stereo, that right?

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbun
    thanks for the diagram. I think its a DPDT relay i have (is this ok or should i get another) its got 8 pins aswell 2 i belive are unused. I tested it by connecting the wires including relay wires all to my computer and it powers fine.

    Only difference in car is that i need to ground one of the wires to the m2 (molex) and another ground wire to the car chassis or any ground wire behind the stereo, that right?

    thx
    pick up a SPDT from an auto parts store. about 4.00
    ground is ground when it comes to the psu and the relay. use the chasis. less chance of any interference with other equipment.

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    this ok? http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?...N06AW&DOY=11m4 if not could you kindly point one out on maplin for me.

    Also a little bit off topic. But im plannin on using a 4awg from batery to a dist block then 2 8awg cables to my M2 and amp(its only a 360wat max 4 channels). is a 8awg from batery then 2 8 awg out the block to amp and m2 ok or should i use a 4awg from bat?

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbun
    this ok? http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?...N06AW&DOY=11m4 if not could you kindly point one out on maplin for me.

    Also a little bit off topic. But im plannin on using a 4awg from batery to a dist block then 2 8awg cables to my M2 and amp(its only a 360wat max 4 channels). is a 8awg from batery then 2 8 awg out the block to amp and m2 ok or should i use a 4awg from bat?

    cheers
    I would use 4 or 6ga to the block, then 8 to the m2 and amp. depending on how long the wires need to be, 10ga might be enough to go to the m2.

    part code N06AW would be the relay to pick up.

    you could also use item code N23AW, but that would be overkill.

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    There is a hack (although it's likely archived by now) that allows you to alter the Lilliput to turn on once it has power. Running the Lilliput off the m2 relayed with key on/ignition power, or straight from the ignition power should allow you to do this.

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    all sorted now very helpfull thankyou.

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