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    I can remember a couple years back while out at CES, I saw a Mustang with an ELO touchscreen monitor screwed to the dash... I hadn't seen a carputer at that point and I couldn't help but laugh at the way it was just screwed to the dash with a board and some backstrap! lol Well, turned out it was a rep of our company who was stationed in AZ somewhere... anyway, if you want something that big... GREAT! I actually have a 12.1" monitor with touchscreen sitting here... it is a raw monitor though, no pretty plastic case or shroud... I haven't messed with it much and have never seen the touchscreen actually work... but was told it worked when I bought it off of eBay... anyway, if you or anyone is interested in it, lemme know. I would let it go for $100+shipping... I paid around $150+shipping... could just use the money for other stuff... OR I'd consider trade as well... I can be reached via email at [email protected] . TTYL!

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    Some LCD monitors use a 'wall wart' for power...those would be the best to use IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins
    Some LCD monitors use a 'wall wart' for power...those would be the best to use IMHO
    What is a "wall wart"? The one I mentioned above is from "Mass Multimedia Inc" and has a wall transformer that outputs 12V at 1000ma (1A)... I think it is XGA from what I recall and when hooked up to a Bold Data miniPC, it had great resolution. I had played with the touchscreen softwares but not enough to get it working... now that I have gotten my Datalux to work, I think I probably needed to just adjust the baud rate but hadn't done it before... anyway... is that transformer what you refer to as a "wall wart"?

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    LCD Monitors and Heat

    Do these monitors for the home in a car get damaged due to heat when the car is parked on a hot sunny day?

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    Lucho

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    A wall wart is a transformer based PSU built into the plug that goes in the wall.

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    would he really need to run the screen off the DC-DC power supply. For something like the screen, I would think that an AC-DC invertor would suffice. This was there is no strain on the DC-DC power supply. The wall wart is a good idea espically if the screen runs off 12V. Then it could be wired right into the vehicle's 12V lines and the wart won't be needed. (wall wart = transformer.)

    The F250's dash is pretty good sized. It shouldn't be too hard to get something to fit in there. Check out this 10.4 kit. Max resolution is 800x600 with a brightness of 150 nits. It's also a bare screen so it will be easier to install but will require custom fabrication into your dash (I'm assuming you planning for this anyway). It's price is $499 but it is not a touch screen. $200 will get you a 10.4 add-on touch interface. Kinda pricey. Here's the link.

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