Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Electronics

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    6

    Electronics

    Hi, this project seems an absolutely brilliant idea and a huge chance to learn more about cars. I am 17 and still having lessons, but I am extremely into cars as I am doing more lessons and hope to pass soon.

    I have messed around with computers a good while now, and have no problem on that side of it.

    I am worried about the wiring, im not the kind of person to give up. I have been trying to find more information on car speaker wiring to no amend. If the speakers in the car weren't hooked up to the computer then it would be pointless. How hard is it to wire the speakers? common sense tells me that there will be power and data cables, the power i dont need to touch, but the data has to go into the computer and connect. What do the data cables look like? are there just two cables? If there was say 7 speakers in the car, would i need a 7.1 sound card?

    Do the data cables look like the coaxial cables you find on an xbox, ps2, dvd player or what not?

  2. #2
    Newbie goosef350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    San Jose, Ca
    Posts
    26
    it's all been covered dude.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    6
    Im looking for pictures or a pictured guide, i am not sure if the actual data cables would be connected to the fuse box or something?

    I really have no clue about the speakers, i doubt they are coaxial, what do they look like, do you need any special kit to connect the speakers? like a conveter of some kind to plug into the computer?

  4. #4
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    622
    You know, a very detailed guide would be awesome. I'll write one up on my next install.

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate spud42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    brisbane,qld,australia
    Posts
    241
    mitz do yourself a favour and avoid getting flamed by reading a bit about car stereo's in some magazines first.



    FAQ emporium
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/the-faq-emporium/

    from the faq about wiring speakers
    FAQ: Connecting your Car PC's Power and Speakers
    Volvo V40 Phase 2 2002. T4 turbo upgrade.... currently no mp3 or carputer..... researching options

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    6
    Data Cable

    http://gunsmoke.com/scot/home_automa...ctor_round.jpg

    RCA Cables

    http://www.caraudiohelp.com/images/rca_cables.jpg

    Power Cables

    http://www.albertsmyaree.com.au/assets/images/1.jpg

    I have found a picture of the data cable, which makes it a lot easier to understand.

    How ever I am quite confused, will there be EITHER RCA inputs and a S-Video look-a-line or just one, either RCA or the latter?

    I am guessing, its not going to be a plug in the back affair, is there some kind of converter you need?

  7. #7
    ddn
    ddn is offline
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    295
    This is pretty ridiculous. Go away until you've read every post on this forum.

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    6
    I shall keep my cool here, I am researching and I am actually looking through the forums and googling like theres no tommorow.

    I am researching before hand to see what there is, if you got a problem with that I am sorry to hear about your instabillity and insecurity. Please if you feel nescessary, chat in PM rather than in the forum, I am sure the moderators would preffer that.

  9. #9
    Self proclaimed spoon feeder TruckinMP3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    2,742

    We have another one

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitz
    I shall keep my cool here, I am researching and I am actually looking through the forums and googling like theres no tommorow.

    I am researching before hand to see what there is, if you got a problem with that I am sorry to hear about your instabillity and insecurity. Please if you feel nescessary, chat in PM rather than in the forum, I am sure the moderators would preffer that.
    'your instabillity and insecurity.' Get a grip, spud suggested ways to help yourself.... you did not like or refused to heed the advice.... Grab your Spoon mate.

    Car Speakers do not use different cable for 'Data' and 'power'. The 2 conductor speaker wire carries the sound signal and a provides a ground.

    Several options are discussed in detail to get the sound from the PC to the speakers, some involve an AMP (amplifier) other do not.

    This is a forum full of answers if you are not able to help yourself find the information do not bother attempting to install a PC in your car.

    If you had actually searched, you would have found your answers. We get this 'help the new member learn to walk' type of thread more than once a week. You are just the current example of a failure to read the existing information.

    Part of the joy in creating this type of car & PC install is figuring it out. So 'Do or Do Not, there is no Try'.

    Try starting with this:
    FAQ: Connecting your Car PC's Power and Speakers
    TruckinMP3
    D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

    Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

    Read the FAQ!

  10. #10
    Constant Bitrate c0rrupti0n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    181
    Mitz... ******* jackass... Go kill your self... I hate how commercial MP3car is becomming, we are attracting way too many id10t's...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Electronics search engine
    By Nikolai in forum Newbie
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-25-2005, 03:54 PM
  2. Basic Electronics suggestions (book/site)
    By migel628 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-16-2004, 12:47 PM
  3. An Idea for you electronics genius's
    By R3l0ad in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-10-2003, 11:05 AM
  4. electronics help?
    By detz in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-30-2002, 08:15 AM
  5. Do you work in te field of electronics???
    By THEMP3KID in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-12-2002, 09:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •