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Thread: How to wire in External DVD drive and Screen

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    How to wire in External DVD drive and Screen

    Hey guys,

    I just got off the phone with Opus and they said that if my case is going to be in the trunk and I am using a external dvd-rom/cd drive that is in my dash, and my touch screen, I might lose some power in running the wiring from my trunk to my dash. So I was wondering how you guys overcame this problem? Thanks guys.

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    Bigger gauge wires?

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    Power the drive with an independent regulated power supply. Not sure what kind of voltage(s) your drive asks for but if only 5V, visit this site: .
    EPIA Nehemiah M10k, M1-ATX, 20GB 4200 RPM 2.5", 256MB RAM, Win XP Home, Gyration RF Keyboard & Mouse, Zoltrix Nightingale Optical 4.1 PCI Sound Card, Lilliput 619GL-70NP, XM-PCR w/ optical upgrade, Garmin GPS-25LVS, Microsoft MN-710 USB Wireless NIC

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    Did any of you guys have this problem?

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    In all of my reading, I have seen many a person just run maybe 16 gauge wire to the dash. I don't think you will have much problems.
    2000 Subaru OBS

    Dell P3 @ 900 Mhz
    7" Lilliput TS w/DigitalWW in-dash mount
    80GB External HD

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