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    Newbie akwash79's Avatar
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    Question about powering dvd drive

    As it stands right now, I have hacked up the free molex connector I have and have the 12v going to the lilliput and the 5v going to a usb hub.

    If I purchase a slim dvd drive that requires 12v for power, can I just tap into the existing 12v going to the lilliput and run both of the same wire? Or would it be better to leave the regulator on the dvd power cable and wire it to the battery?
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    slimline optical drives use 5V only. 12 is not needed.

    just get an external slimline usb powered one.

    If you do for some reason need a 12V source, check the power requirements. adding the current draw of the devices together cannot exceed the capabilities of the supply.

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    With those, you have the option to use a power brick or 2 usb cables for DVD playback. I would rather not use 2 usb ports(not many to spare with all my planned upgrades )
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