arrggggghhhhhhh the viliv S5 only has 1 usb port have to use hub no matter what......can i use those 1 to 2 splitter for the usb? guess i need to try that.
however i tried with an unpowered hub before for the sound card and it works just with loads of noise interference and seems like unstable voume output so i bought this hub...
sighzzzz...anyway the dvd drive is from samsung and yeap it works with the 2 wire cables just that i have to sacrafice 1 port just to power it...
think end of the day i'll need to get a proper car pc to run everything
yea i've been that route trying to mitigate restrictions and such... but i think in the end u'll find it easier to update your motherboard. if you have hub on top of hub all going into 1 usb port at the motherboard you are sure to have trouble powering/running each device. I've personally owned 2 Creative usb audio devices so i know there problems with usb bandwidth.
Originally Posted by Jaex
So I clearly see a really good application for this device. However, I'm hoping to find something cheaper that fits my needs, which this device does but it also goes way above and beyond my needs.
I want to put a USB port in my vehicle. I have no PC, I simply want to be able to charge my phone/GPS without using a cigarette lighter adapter. I was hoping for something really simple, just wire it into the same wiring that my cigarette lighter ties into, maybe cut a little square to bolt it into place, and BAM! A charger :)
Anybody know of something like this?
P.S. I found this:
Which I could then use something like:
But that also seems a bit excessive for my simple needs. Thanks again for any thoughts...
Just cut the end off one of these-done...and less then a dollar:
Originally Posted by MasterC
Sweet! Thanks! :)
Originally Posted by justchat_1
For the life of me I cannot find the instructions for the CNX-P5USB. Been all over the product's page on the store. Oh well.
i dont know of any instructions that exist but its just a hub it doesnt really need instructions. There are two jumpers in the case that give you control over the hubs behavior
This thread was just laughs. I read almost every post since it started and I just can't figure out why there are so many people hell bent on jumping an $85 product just because it costs $85. I bought one. The time it would take to develop one that is thought out and done properly would out way the benefit any day; unless you are just bored or something. I do electronics for a living and quite frankly the $85 is worth it.
I saw a post about someone hacking together a solution. Stepping down DC can be really fun but can get really hot too. Also with a SEPIC Converter and I assume inverting (Buck) to protect against polarity mismatch you would be hard pressed to find this on the shelf for 10 bucks or something. Plus I like my truck and my truck doesn't like fire. Projects done by people that are guessing equals fire. I learned this in my electronics classes in college. :confused:
:focus: I chose to just spend the $85 and move along knowing I'm fairly safe. My company spends around $145 per hour for highly skilled engineers. This thing would have cost me hundreds to do considering that.
Seems like a deal. I tell you how it works out when I have it securely installed in my dash.
I spent $14 including shipping, everything runs cool to the touch, and it took about 15mins to put together. For some people 20mins of work costs more then $70....but for everyone else this is a hobbyist forum ;). No guessing required, if you know what your doin...
Originally Posted by mfoxworthy
I totally get it if it's for fun. Hats off to you BTW for finding your own solution, great work. I am just more intrigued with the software and the communications portion of my project and this just seemed too trivial of an item to spend any time on. Like I said, if you are just bored and I'll add, a hobbyist, knock your socks off. I just wasn't sure why people were baggin' on the guys for charging $85. I'll bet potatoes to dollars that your $14 solution doesn't have the same features; not that it needs them necessarily.
Originally Posted by justchat_1