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    mo-co-so is a very reputable seller, with excellent customer service.

    As for the wires, +12V and ground for the computer, another wire goes to the ignition so the computer knows when you turn the ignition on/off. Another wire is an output that goes to the amp to tell it to turn on/off, with a delay so there is no "thump". And I think there is a spare that can be used for whatever you want later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    mo-co-so is a very reputable seller, with excellent customer service.

    As for the wires, +12V and ground for the computer, another wire goes to the ignition so the computer knows when you turn the ignition on/off. Another wire is an output that goes to the amp to tell it to turn on/off, with a delay so there is no "thump". And I think there is a spare that can be used for whatever you want later.
    Thanks!

    Yup sent them an email, really fast communication!

    Here's what they said about the wiring:
    Power, ground, accessory power, amp turn on, +5v output and ground for the +5 output.
    So for the screen, how does it turn on/off, if it doesn't have a controller for the screen? Could i just wire it with the carPC?

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    If you look, on the right below where that bundle of wires plugs in, there's another plug. That's a power output that goes to the monitor. It comes with a cable, even though it doesn't show it in the pictures on the mo-co-so site. The monitor gets power when the PC is on. When the PC is off, it cuts power to the monitor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    If you look, on the right below where that bundle of wires plugs in, there's another plug. That's a power output that goes to the monitor. It comes with a cable, even though it doesn't show it in the pictures on the mo-co-so site. The monitor gets power when the PC is on. When the PC is off, it cuts power to the monitor.

    Thanks man!! Your replies are really appreciated!

    That's awesome! So the kit should come with that wire that powers the screen! So basically the power will only come from that wire up to the screen? And not the DC-DC adapter from the screen?

    Thanks again!
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    Right, the monitor will get its power from the computer. You won't use the monitor's power brick or cigarette lighter adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    Right, the monitor will get its power from the computer. You won't use the monitor's power brick or cigarette lighter adapter.
    That's perfect!! That makes the setup even more simple!

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    mo-co-so is a very reputable seller, with excellent customer service.

    As for the wires, +12V and ground for the computer, another wire goes to the ignition so the computer knows when you turn the ignition on/off. Another wire is an output that goes to the amp to tell it to turn on/off, with a delay so there is no "thump". And I think there is a spare that can be used for whatever you want later.
    I had another questions concerning the 6 wires, is there a specific way to setup the wire to the ignition? Will i have a layout/manual in order to do the setup? Since, i'm debating putting an inline switch (on/off) for cold temperature (when really cold, keep the switch off, so the carpc doesnt turn on untill i turn it on, till its warmed up a bit), is that doable?

    I'm really wondering if its possible to do it this way!

    JP

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    I'll somewhat answer my own question!!

    White Wire— Accessory or ignition wire.
    3-2.2.1 OPTION 1 Use a voltmeter to locate a circuit that does not have power when the vehicle is off, but does have power when the vehicle is turned on. This line should be 18 AWG wire and run to the white wire on the PC. This line should be fused at 5A even if it comes from a fuse protected line. It will protect the original circuit if you ever have a short in the line.
    3-2.2.2 OPTION 2 Run a second wire from the battery, fused at 5A, with 18AWG wire to a toggle switch and then to the white wire of the PC. Throwing the toggle switch will simulate turning the vehicle on or off.
    So will putting a switch between the wire and the car's wire be a problem?

    JP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jproy12 View Post
    I'll somewhat answer my own question!!



    So will putting a switch between the wire and the car's wire be a problem?

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    I've done exactly that and it's very useful. Particularly when you need to reboot the PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jproy12 View Post
    I'll somewhat answer my own question!!



    So will putting a switch between the wire and the car's wire be a problem?

    JP

    i have two switches for this in my install-- one to keep it off, and another to turn the computer on without the key in the ignition.

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