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Thread: mtsvo-sc screen okay to run straight off battery?

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    Constant Bitrate tdb30_'s Avatar
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    mtsvo-sc screen okay to run straight off battery?

    I read a post where someone said that it was recommended to use a regulated power supply for this monitor. Is this a general consensus or just hearsay?

    Also, has anyone used this in a 7thgen civic (2001-2005) and if so how is the viewability in sunlight?

    I looked for reviews but didn't find much on this. Can someone that has this model tell me how good its viewability is in general?

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    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
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    I have a 7th gen civic and as I am sure you know, sun is our enemy. Even the cluster of guages in the dash gets washed out because ofthe angle on sunny days. Screens will be no better.

    As for the screen question about the battery, this applies to all screens: Yes regulated. You can run it straight off the battery and it will work and actually be a bit brighter, but it is not good for the screen. The voltage will fluctuate from ~6 to ~14 volts and the 12v stable it needs. You can run it Battery --> regulator on cord --> screen or psu --> screen (bypassing the corded regulator).

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