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Thread: can I power my setup from the cd changer?

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    Post can I power my setup from the cd changer?

    Hi all. I want to stash a laptop in my trunk and use it as an mp3 player. My car has a cd changer jack in the trunk. Would it be possible to power a small laptop from the power coming through the cd changer?

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    Constant Bitrate
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    No, the current draw the computer needs will exceed the limits of the changer output. You will cause some damage to your deck.
    Steve

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    I'd agree. Run a separate line from the battery's positive terminal and ground it to the car's chassis.

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