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    CarPC 15" LCd power options

    Hello all,

    I am new to this field. I am getting a CarPC with following specs..
    case+ power supply - M2-ATX Car PC Carputer Power Supply +VoomPC-2 Enclosure
    motherboard - Jetway VIA C7 1.5GHz Mini-ITX Motherboard with PCMCIA /CF Module

    I already bought the kit to convert not t/s monitor to a touchscreen monitor. I am planning a 15" lcd monitor in my car. I already got the gooseneck holder for it as well.

    My only concern is powerng up the LCD. the cpu is going to get the power from Battery. Is it advisable to let lcd get power from CPU or shud there be a seperate conection from battery ?

    IN either case what are the part that I am going to need.

    Car- 2003 Civic Sport.

    Thanks,

    Tanmay

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    Where do you plan to mount this monitor?

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    By the passenger seat... THe mount to hold the screen screws with the passenger seat holes at the bottom...
    here is the link for mount..

    http://qualitymobilevideo.com/Mercha...uct_Code=FLX21

    I would ideally like to have it hooked to compter, for power, since i have the M-2 chip, i will not have to worry about forgetting to turn off the pc.. and indirectly the monitor.

    thanks
    tanmay

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    Quote Originally Posted by msreyes View Post
    Where do you plan to mount this monitor?
    Quote Originally Posted by tanners View Post
    I am planning a 15" lcd monitor in my car. I already got the gooseneck holder for it as well.
    That answers that question....


    My only concern is powerng up the LCD. the cpu is going to get the power from Battery. Is it advisable to let lcd get power from CPU or shud there be a seperate conection from battery ?
    First of all, the CPU isn't going to power anything. Maybe you meant PSU?

    Really, it all depends on the LCD. Some have a power brick that will output the DC voltage necessary for the LCD. Some have this circuitry internal.
    If the LCD has the power brick, find out what voltage it outputs. If it's 12vDC, then it's a simple matter of tapping a HDD molex (yellow wire!) to provide 12v to the screen. If it's some other voltage, then other options must be explored.

    Car- 2003 Civic Sport.
    A 15" monitor in that ride is going to look waaaaaaay out of place, IMHO.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    What power does the monitor require? (110/220 AC - House current or 12 v DC )

    If you have a monitor that needs house current, you'll need an inverter to tun 12 volt car power into 120 v AC.

    If the monitor needs 12 v DC it is 'possible' to use the DC PS. Be very aware of the total power load on the 12 v rail of the PS and do not overload it.

    I use a 14" and power it from the DC to DC PS.
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    CarPC 15" LCd power options- lcd details

    hello

    here is the details for hte LCD>.

    It is Nova lcm1540w

    Commtron Electronics Inc.

    or

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...gon=&langid=EN

    What is the best option for powering it up...

    thanks
    tanmay

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    Hello,

    The monitor is Nova LCM1540W,

    here is the link to the monitor...
    Commtron Electronics Inc.
    or
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...95&catid=20371

    what do you guys think is the proper way to power it up...

    thanks
    tanmay

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    First, it depends on the power conector and type of power it needs.

    Does the back of the monitor take a standard computer power supply cable (3 prong) or does it use an external voltage regulator (soemtimes called a power brick)? The brick is preferable in my opinion and should have power regquirements like 12 volts output, some number of amps and in intication of positive and ground wires.

    Second, the spec says it needs 24 watts, if your PS has an extra 24 you "may" be able to power the monitor from your PS.

    The link does not have the detail needed to actually answer your question.

    Please refrain from double posts and PM'ing the same post to me.
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