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    good point. i thought about adding it, but kind of forgot..


    overall, it is a very cheap filter circuit, so i am hesitant to even use it when getting power from the car...

    after my recent/past experiences with the simplicity of using dc-dc psu's and 12v ldo voltage regulators, i ditch the filter circuit a heartbeat.

    imo, powering a screen is very similar to audio systems-- bad connections can cause issues with the image quality(there are plenty of threads on lines in the screens from ground loops) and a cheap filter circuit is of no use if you take the time to connect it correctly to a decent power circuit.

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    ^^ agreed, I missed that part on wiring to PSU. Don't throw it away though. Save it to re-attach later. Someday you may want to sell the monitor to upgrade and the next guy might need it.
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    so you would cut it out, then wire to molex

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    Yes.
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    okie dokie...

    One more question then, is my m2-atx did not come with cables for the ground, +ve, ingnition. What Guage should these be? they are probably going to be around 0.5m to 1m long.

    Let me know,
    many thanks!
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    sorry just thought i would also add, the cable from my car battery is going to be 4 gauge so will it matter if this is spliced to a much shorter +ve cable to the psu? As i assume thats what most people do?

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    so your saying that you will have a 4ga wire running to the general area near the pc, and then want to use another wire to connect to 4ga to the psu?


    i believe 12ga should be ok. this guide says that 12ga is fine:




    the other guide i have only goes a low as 10ga, so they recommend that:



    either way, don't go any smaller then 12ga, but the larger 10 ga wire won't hurt anything but your wallet.

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