Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Wiring Carnetix Valet Switches

  1. #1
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085

    Wiring Carnetix Valet Switches

    Its hard to search for the right keywords, so forgive me if I couldnt locate a thread that answered this issue...

    We all know putting a simple switch between the IGN and any Carnetix will keep the computer from booting when OFF.

    Id seen this before, but the photos arent a diagram for the setup...and id like to get one together or locate one.

    What about wiring a switch which has 3 positions:
    always ON (even with car off, no key in ignition)
    always OFF (valet switch)
    normal (follows IGN position on/off)


    I know this requires using the IGN wire and the power wire...but...um...which ones to where on what kind of switch?
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate natedawgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    365
    you can get a 3-position switch at just about any store that sells automotive accessories (auto-zone for sure has them). it would be as simple as grounding the switch, running one power wire from the switch to the carnetix, and then run the IGN and BAT to the different nodes on the switch. should be as simple as that. Obviously, check the instructions on the particular switch before starting, as well as hold off actually hooking the power wire into the carnetix until you run some tests with a voltmeter or ground light to make sure your wiring is correct. Overall it should be very simple.
    Check out the new version of NAS, a cross platform music frontend here

  3. #3
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    Something like:

    ignition wire / +12v --> switch --> carnetix

    With one setting being just the ignition wire to carnetix.
    Another being the always on +12v to the carnetix (which would act like IGN only never turns off regardless of key position)
    Last being none of the above and off.

    So I guess Id be taking the red and yellow wires from the car, hooking them to the switch and outputting only ONE wire to the carnetix IGN/ACC?

    Why would I need to ground the switch?
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate natedawgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    365
    the ground may not be needed on all switches. Some have them while others don't. if the switch you buy has one then you will really want to use it. Just make sure you read the instructions for that particular switch.
    Check out the new version of NAS, a cross platform music frontend here

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate VmtSquad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    283
    ^^ The Ground may be used to light up the LED inside the switch. RTFM or instructions is always a MUST!
    VmtSquad - I sold my soul to Honda!
    Final Install
    CarPC progress: 95%

  6. #6
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    Ah yes, the LED versions would definitely.

    I was even thinking of going with a key switch instead of hiding it. When I leave the car, turn the switch and take the keys with me as I was going to anyway.

    But in any event, this is a DPDT situation, right?
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  7. #7
    What can I say? I like serial. Curiosity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Florence Yall, BFKY
    Posts
    2,684
    That would be SPDT ON-OFF-ON, but DPDT would work as well. Not ON-(OFF)-ON or (ON)-OFF-(ON), just to clarify.

  8. #8
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    Basically 2 inputs, 1 output.

    With a centered no output.

    Not sure I understand when you say: "ON-(OFF)-ON or (ON)-OFF-(ON)"
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  9. #9
    What can I say? I like serial. Curiosity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Florence Yall, BFKY
    Posts
    2,684
    (momentary)

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate VmtSquad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    283
    What I did is Place a KILL Switch (ON/OFF) that controls the 12v coming from the battery, if this switch at ON position I can turn it ON with the SECOND switch (ON/OFF) if its at OFF position the computer will never come ON. (can also be called a security switch when leaving the car at dealer or else). The second switch is connected to the KILL switch and then on the IGNITION wire or the CNX.

    Basically I can turn on and off the computer even when my car is not started, thats pretty usefull when you need something fast at the corner store and don't want to turn off the computer...

    Needs to be carefull if you go with that setup as if you forgot to turn it off, it will drain your battery!
    VmtSquad - I sold my soul to Honda!
    Final Install
    CarPC progress: 95%

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Help wiring into stock amp wiring harness
    By armysgt in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-11-2009, 03:13 PM
  2. 2007 Ford Fusion Carputer (version 2.0)
    By FusionFanatic in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 04-20-2009, 04:56 PM
  3. Carnetix 1260 Wiring Question
    By dante19 in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-02-2006, 10:45 PM
  4. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-14-2006, 06:43 PM
  5. Specific wiring schematic 4 Optrex DMC40457?
    By sooty in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-17-2001, 02:11 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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