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    Dell Studio Hybrid for carpc

    Is there anyone on here that uses a Dell Studio Hybrid 140g for a carpc? If so do you use the Carnetix CNX-P2140? Someone on here said they can use it, but has anyone have it setup with auto shutdiown? I have a dell hybrid laying a round and would like to use it. Any help would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddyted2t View Post
    Is there anyone on here that uses a Dell Studio Hybrid 140g for a carpc? If so do you use the Carnetix CNX-P2140? Someone on here said they can use it, but has anyone have it setup with auto shutdiown? I have a dell hybrid laying a round and would like to use it. Any help would be great.
    While I haven't used the Dell Studio Hybrid, I do use an Acer Power 1000, very similar, just a couple years older. I use the Carnetix 2140 with USB shutdown.

    Here are a couple things to watch for on the Dell Studio (at least from the specs I've read online):

    Power input center pin, I've read if you don't have this patched correctly in your cable, that the unit will not operate at full CPU speeds. Search.

    I would reload the OS with a 32bit for driver compatibility, depends on how you are going to use it. You could also remove some RAM.

    I'd replace the hard drive with an SSD and get an external case for the current drive to store your media.

    Good Luck!
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    My main issue really is hooking up the Carnetix 2140 to the dell hybrid. One person on here states he has it working with it but does not really explain how he connected it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddyted2t View Post
    My main issue really is hooking up the Carnetix 2140 to the dell hybrid. One person on here states he has it working with it but does not really explain how he connected it.
    I run the DSH. Runs great. I picked up a T5850/3gb/250gb for $200.. Little bit bigger than a bible. If you remove the round case, it'll fit in a DIN enclosure...

    Don't bother with the Carnetix. Grab the AC/DC power supply used for their laptops. DA65NS3 or DK138 is what you want.

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    If it uses the standard Dell 65 or 90 watt power brick (Mine was an LA90ps), you have to add the ID line between you 2140 and the pc. I picked up the 90watt ps online and trashed it for my Dell D620/P2140 combo. I had not heard anything about how proprietary Dell was trying to be till I hooked my system up and got a message stating I did not have the right power supply and my only option was to shut the pc off. I wanted to hook it up that night, and luckily I had not thrown the Dell PS away after I robbed its power connector, so into my power supply I went.
    There are three conductors in the Dell power supply. Shield, B+, and ID. If you are looking at the plug itself, the outside of the Barrell is Ground, the inner side of the Barrell connector is b+ and the center conductor is ID. The ID circuit was on the corner of my Dell brick cktboard (Whatever its model number was). After looking at it for a second, I saw you could just cut it off the circuit board with a single carefully placed cut and the rest would break away. Since I already trashed it for the power cord, cut it I did. You can tell where I cut by looking at the bottom view.
    Attached is the piece I cut off my Dell Power Brick circuit board. The black wire is ground and the white wire is the ID lead. The pictures are good enough that you can get part numbers from it and create your own ckt if you like. I was just pressed for time and was not going to ride around without some tunes. I am not sure if all these power supplies are the same so beware. It could even be that your hybrid uses something completely different. Check to see if the LA90ps is compatible with your pc.
    In a nutshell, the black wire in the picture goes to p2140's negative (Black) output which is also connected to the outer shield part of the power connector, The red wire from the 2140 goes to the inner side of the power connector, and the white wire in the picture goes to the center pin of the connector. Check and recheck before you go live.
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    With the Dell DC adaptor going for 25$, why bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparks27 View Post
    With the Dell DC adaptor going for 25$, why bother?
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    Along with
    The capability of turning system on and off by your car alarm aux output to sync your files without having to babysit the car.
    Setting over voltage and current limits.
    Turning system off automatically at user settable voltage for saving the car battery (If you take hours to wash your car, lol).
    Turning amps on and off automatically after user preset intervals.
    Real time voltage, temp, current monitoring.
    Having laptop power, monitor power and 5 v power all coming from same source and switched at user preset intervals. (this also will minimize possibility of noise on the power line)
    Ignition on and off lockout (Look it up for explanation)
    And finally, user settable voltage outputs (For if you decide to go from 19.5v dell to an 18.5v compaq or whatever a Toshiba uses.
    Pretty smart power supply.

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