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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimanshane View Post
    OK at the minute the power supply running to my computer which is going in the car is a standard one with a wall plug..

    How do i convert all this?

    Thanks shane
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TBS-Victron-22...QQcmdZViewItem


    Hows that? its a desktop i need to powere the desktop and the screen. i need uk plugs or maybe it doesnt mater.

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    Probably too small.

    What's the specs on your desktop?

    What kind of screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyFitz View Post
    Extension cord

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    Minimanshane,
    Considering the lack of information you've provided, there's no way to offer anything byut generalized suggestions.

    Those that uggested you search the forums are probably the best ones at this point. There is a wealth of information here that will aid you in your project. However it's not going to just jump at you to be held, read and studied. You've got to find it yourself, and sometimes you have to wade through a lot of crap to find what you need.
    However, the information is there. Go get it.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    thanks for all the help so far people

    ok

    First i need power to run the computer which is a desktop.
    Ill get some pics of it up and then i need the screen powered. I know it can be run of the cigerette lighter but i dont want wires sticking out.







    what specs do use need?

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    Well, YOU need to decide if you want to go DC=>AC (inverter) and use the PSU you have or if you want to replace the PSU with a DC=>DC PSU. So YOU need to do the math and determine how much current you need and decide if you want the ease of an inverter and the noise associated, or do you want the hassle of a DC=>DC PSU and the low noise associated.

    I think it's been made clear that you will not be spoon fed answers...

    Once more, read the FAQs!
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    ok thank you for all of the help so far.

    My next question is if i use something like this.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/500w-DC-AC-Pow...QQcmdZViewItem

    How do i run the screen and computer through the one plug?

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    If you only had one mains outlet at home and needed to plug in several devices, what would you do?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    wow ive been on here two years now!

    Congratlations to me

    sorry i didnt expect it to be as simple as pluging in an extension cord!

    The screen is away being fabricated into the dash at the moment and being sprayed.

    When it is back im going to start putting it together. For now im gonna start skinning my frontend

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