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    Which devices should I power with the OPUS?

    I am getting the 150watt OPUS most likely. Just wanted to know which parts of the system I should use the 'clean' OPUS power for (as compared to using the cars' standard 14vdc power). Skipping the obvious PC and drives I can think of:

    1. Xenarc screen
    2. head unit (Alpine HU)
    3. Amps
    4. fans (to keep carpc cool)
    5. line drive amplifier
    6. ODB2 tool
    7. powered USB hub
    8. XMPCR
    9. DAC's (digital to audio converters)


    Thanks for the help here...

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    I'd wire up the following to the Opus.

    1. Xenarc screen - gives you a totally clean picture!
    4. Fans - these aren't taking up much power
    7. Splice into the 5V line for this
    8. XMPCR - Then it will turn on/off with the PC

    The rest i'd hook up to the battery, and switch them on via the ignition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    I'd wire up the following to the Opus.

    1. Xenarc screen - gives you a totally clean picture!
    4. Fans - these aren't taking up much power
    7. Splice into the 5V line for this
    8. XMPCR - Then it will turn on/off with the PC

    The rest i'd hook up to the battery, and switch them on via the ignition.


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    I installed my Opus 150 yesterday. I have it connected to a Morex 3677/Intel Celron 2ghz/slimline DVD-CDRW/notebook HDD, it would be safe to power my lilliput 7" from it also?

    I've got to re-run some power cables I inadvertantly ran along with the rca and vga/usb cables, that would be a good time to change the power source for the monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_dunnie
    I installed my Opus 150 yesterday. I have it connected to a Morex 3677/Intel Celron 2ghz/slimline DVD-CDRW/notebook HDD, it would be safe to power my lilliput 7" from it also?

    I've got to re-run some power cables I inadvertantly ran along with the rca and vga/usb cables, that would be a good time to change the power source for the monitor.
    You should be able to hook up the lilliput without too much difficulty.
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    thanks for the reponse!

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