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    Some wiring questions??

    Ok ... i have ordered many components. But i am kinda stuck now in planning with teh whole "power part"

    I am getting an Opus for the power supply.
    Ok my understanding is the monitor i can power directly from the power supply after splicing the wires right??

    What about other things like a USB hub?? Or XM PCR??

    Any hints or links to threads i'd appreciate it. Ive tried looking but i am still confused. I can solder .... and am not totally incomptent with it .... but not anywhere near an expert.

    Also ... where are you running the ignition on from?? are you running it from the radio lead? (jut didnt know if htat has enough power going through)

    And the ground?? Can u easily share grounds through like a splitter? Like thery do for power??

    thanks in advance
    joe
    1999 Camaro z28
    -- Computer installed :) Phase 1
    -- z28 302hp dynoed :( WAHH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnusaira
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    What about other things like a USB hub?? Or XM PCR??
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    I have a cheap USB hub powered directly from OPUS 5V (through fuse). The hub is real cheap, it doesn't have an internal power regulator.

    Sergey

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    oh cool ... where did u get the hub at?
    1999 Camaro z28
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnusaira
    oh cool ... where did u get the hub at?
    Here is the one i have:
    http://www.iogear.com/products/product.php?Item=GUHX104

    I bought it at Fry's for $10 long time ago.

    Sergey

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    Oh yeah I have one of those usb hubs too, mines by "GE" though. But it looks exactly the same.

    I just used a connector and a 5v splice.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    thats nice but to hook the USB CD/DVD player i believe i need USB 2.0
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    thats nice but to hook the USB CD/DVD player i believe i need USB 2.0
    i do nothink that if it only usb 1 matters as they are the same thing only 2 is a bit faster

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    its 2.0
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo Designs
    i do nothink that if it only usb 1 matters as they are the same thing only 2 is a bit faster
    USB 2.0 is only 48x faster than 1.1, not exactly a bit.

    Good grounding is a key to a good installation. Don't skip on it. Find a good spot on a metal frame of your car where there is a bolt or a nut, sand it for better connection and go from there. If you're planning on running an amp, make sure you ground it from the same spot. Also, ground black power wires from Opus PS.

    I am also running a USB 2.0 hub hidden in the front for future upgrades. I used 5V stabilized power from Opus PS. I've designed my unit(s) to have 5V and 12V power harness output.

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    wiring power wire through firewall

    im tryin to run a power cable through my firewall in my mazda..but it seems that there are no openings on where to run the wire through.. the battery is on the driver side... any takers on how to fix the problem

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