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Thread: Basically, what wiring do I require?

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    Basically, what wiring do I require?

    For an M2-ATX to the battery of my car?

    And what fuses? There are so many guides, and I have read and TRIED to digest them, to no avail unfortunately!

    Thanks very much.

    and If you wouldn't mind, how do I wire my psu to it, what wiring would I require, fuses etc?

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    I would recomend downloading the owners manual and reading that. It will tell you what you need to know.

    To determine gauge wire and fuse size, see here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/car-...-see-here.html
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    So for a 150w system I can use 8 guage wiring and a 50A fuse at the battery on the positive (or is it negative?)

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    Yes, the fuse is on the positive.
    I would use a lower-rating fuse.
    The wire gage would work.

    But my concern is whether you understand WHY you would wire it up the way you describe. It's one thing to be told, "Use this, this, and this", but it's a whole other matter why you should do it that way.
    I HIGHLY recommend learning some basics about electricity, particular DC power.

    http://the12volt.com is a good starting point.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    To be honest though, I don't care. I just want someone to point me in the right direction as what to use, it would be simpler for myself, as I just want a working car pc.

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    You'll care when a crappy wiring job or a poor choice of wire or fuse leaves you on the side of the road crying as you watch your car burn to the ground....

    If you don't care bout the wiring, then you should let someone else who does care do your install for you, IMHO.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dLockers View Post
    To be honest though, I don't care. I just want someone to point me in the right direction as what to use, it would be simpler for myself, as I just want a working car pc.

    If you have no understanding of how any of it works, or how to build it then how do you intend to build a car pc, and then repair it if something breaks?
    Do as DarquePervert and read the 12volt.com so you will have an idea of what you are doing. That way, your install will work AND BE SAFE! the last thing you need is it being wired wrong and shorting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    You'll care when a crappy wiring job or a poor choice of wire or fuse leaves you on the side of the road crying as you watch your car burn to the ground....

    If you don't care bout the wiring, then you should let someone else who does care do your install for you, IMHO.
    What variables are there car to car? I have a 150w PC, Lilliput touch screen (8watt I read somewhere), so why should I care if someone has the same install and it was all fine? I haven't got the time between work, college and socialising to read up, learn electronics and then make my own decision, which will be probably wrong. I guess if you guys aren't going to hand it to me, this leaves me with getting someone to do it (I have no money, out of the question) or botching it as good as possible with my basic understanding thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dLockers View Post
    What variables are there car to car? I have a 150w PC, Lilliput touch screen (8watt I read somewhere), so why should I care if someone has the same install and it was all fine? I haven't got the time between work, college and socialising to read up, learn electronics and then make my own decision, which will be probably wrong. I guess if you guys aren't going to hand it to me, this leaves me with getting someone to do it (I have no money, out of the question) or botching it as good as possible with my basic understanding thus far.

    I don't have alot of time either, but I still make sure that I understand what I'm doing when I am working on something electrical. I don't have any money either. Any work I can do myself I do. We will HELP you, but will not spoonfeed! you were given a link to the12volt, to help you understand, but don't want to read it. What good will it do you if we tell you what to do, but you don't understand, because you have no background.
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    The thing is, you don't need to get all in-depth and become an electrical engineer or anything.
    You need to understand some basics about how to wire your car for what you want. It's not that difficult, I assure you.

    And you're right. We're not going to "just hand it to you". We're all about people learning what they are doing and how to do it properly and safely...

    And don't give me the crap about "work and school and socializing" not leaving you with any time.
    I'll draw a comparison to my mom. She worked three jobs, went to school full time, raised me (and I wasn't a model child, I tell ya). She still socialized and was able to learn a few things along the way.

    School is NOT in session right now, so that excuse is blown out of the water right there. You're just unwilling to learn, I believe. Frankly, I think that's sad.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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