Wiring the Car - Power to the CarPC / Display - Considerations?
This is my first Post, however I've been following the forum for some time.
Currently I'm focusing on wiring the car up, to power the CarPC setup. Would a 40A (480W) Amplifier Wiring Kit (6mm2 gauge) be ample, from the car battery? This live + feed will be routed through the car to the rear/boot, where the CarPC will be installed.
Are there other considerations I should take into account while adding the power wiring into the car at this point?
Dont want to put this in only to find I've not factored in an additional lead here or there for some other critical component!
For example, whats going to be the most appropriate way to power the dash mounted (Lilliput) touch screen? Switched live feed from somewhere?
Look forward to feedback. Great to be onboard. :)
Providing an Ignition / Switched live...
In addition to the above - the Switched/Ignition Live feed...
I'm planning to take a (switched) power feed from a vacant fuse holder in the Fuse box of my car.
I can then split this feed using a power 'distribution block' so one feed goes to the Touch screen (in the dash) with the other feed routed through the car to the rear / CarPC.
Does this sound like a good way of doing it?
Should I add a Fuse AFTER the power line coming off the Fuse Holder, or have 2 seperate Fuses after the power distribution block?
I think I'm capable of doing this myself (save ALOT of money on labour for a 'stereo installer' to do it for me), but I dont want to make a mistake that melts something!