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Thread: Got my Xenarc in today!!!

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    Thanks mikeinsanmarcos I was just about to say that

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    YAY!! Talked to the guy at SpySupply007 (very nice guy) and he said they've NEVER had an issue with the Xenarc monitors, nothing like this. So, maybe it was a weak screen.

    SHOULD it work plugging it directly inline, or will it fry it everytime?

    He is over-nighting me one, and i'll just send mine back (with the good cable, not my spliced one).

    So, if anyone is interested in a Xenarc, I recommend SpySupply!

    Thanks for the help guys, I can now sleep at night.

    Clayton

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    When you say inline, it sounds like you are putting it in series with your power supply! Parallel would be the only way to wire it up... I cant think of any reason you wouldnt want to power it off the carputer power supply unless it is not powerfull enough.. You might even be experiencing grounding issues if the power supply is not grounded to your chassis!

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    I wired it and my power inverter from my AMP power wire and then to a ground under my middle console. Inverter works fine.

    Thats what I call "inline" Probably wrong term.

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    Inline would be if you had:
    + > amp/psu/etc > screen > -

    in which the amp/psu/etc would ground through the screen. I'd still be a bit aprehensive putting it dirrectly on the battery if the req. are 8-14vdc, as I've seen my own car put out over 14vdc.
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    thanks for the explanation! i get it now.

    I bought a power inverter with two pluugs last night, so thats what i'll be using. Not gonna try that again.

    Thanks guys!

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    yep...i think u fried it...to be safe, get the power from ur psu.
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    Cng1, when you spliced the wires, did you check the correct polarity? (Because it's hard to tell which one you need to connect to ground and which one you need to connect to +12V) Could the screen got fried due to wrong polarity?

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    I told him to check that. I bet that's acutally what happend. Reverse polarity on an LCD is bad Mojo as far as I've heard.
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    Whichever wire had the tiny white text on it, I assumed was the power. Is this correct?

    I'm not splicing the wires anymore. Just gonna do the inverter thing. No more chances!!

    Thanks for all of your replies.

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