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    A fully USB solution would be nice for...

    A fully USB solution would be nice for installation. USB monitor, USB audio devices (even amplifiers), USB ODB2, everything USB. A box with several USB 3.0 ports and also the availability of say a 4...
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    Some things might make more sense if they were...

    Some things might make more sense if they were located somewhere other than where the "box" is located and connected via USB. For instance, a GPS receiver tucked under the seat might not work well. ...
  3. Computer Cable reliability in an automotive environment

    I have been trying to get my new fully 'puter running... having some cable issues.

    In this case... video cable issues. These are touchscreen cables, with integral USB connections as well.

    I...
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    DVI cable lasted four days before it developed a...

    DVI cable lasted four days before it developed a short...

    Frustrating
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    Well, I put it all together this afternoon... ...

    Well, I put it all together this afternoon...

    Life sucked.... much rum'n coke involved...

    It wouldn't boot... narrowed it do to what I thought was a motherboard issue.

    A couple of hours...
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    Got the FM stereo transmitter. As near as I can...

    Got the FM stereo transmitter. As near as I can figure, when they said .1 watts and .5 watts, they lied a bit. It is more like about 100 uW and .5 watts. 100 uW is probably something along the lines...
  7. Is there any chance that it is not the monitor...

    Is there any chance that it is not the monitor that moved the "screen" but the video driver on the PC?

    Rick
  8. I just bought and installed the 10.4 " version. ...

    I just bought and installed the 10.4 " version.

    When I remove power, and then reapply power, I need to get my hands in the back (or use the remote) to turn it back on.

    Has anyone figured out...
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    Sticky: I don't know what a QSKJ 6A converter is, but...

    I don't know what a QSKJ 6A converter is, but from your description it is a "boost converter", which can only product MORE voltage than the input.

    A "Buck" converter can only produce LESS voltage...
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    I needed a cheap way to get audio out of the PC...

    I needed a cheap way to get audio out of the PC until I can find appropriate funds to do it more better.

    Tried a 10 dollar "FM Modulator" that plugs into cigarette lighter to send audio to factory...
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    Well, my major problem has been figured out... ...

    Well, my major problem has been figured out...

    I sat in the parking lot after work for a couple of hours messing with things.

    The monitor comes with several cables... including HDMI to...
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    Well, my major problem has been figured out... ...

    Well, my major problem has been figured out...

    I sat in the parking lot after work for a couple of hours messing with things.

    The monitor comes with several cables... including HDMI to...
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    Carnetix 10.4 Touchscreen LCD Monitor ???

    Has anyone played with the Carnetix 10.4" Touchscreen LCD monitor ?

    http://store.mp3car.com/CarNetix_10_4_SKD_4_3_Open_Metal_Frame_Touch_Scre_p/mon-169.htm

    I just installed one (late...
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    I tried that, although I may have had the USB...

    I tried that, although I may have had the USB cable plugged in before I installed the drivers. I tried unplugging it and replugging it, I tried rebooting it.

    The manual on the CD says it should...
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    drilled a lot of holes... spliced a lot of...

    drilled a lot of holes... spliced a lot of wires...

    Got a boot screen.... first time it has booted in about 18 months.

    Started grabbing every usb device I could find and plugging them in......
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    I framed out the inside of the console box a...

    I framed out the inside of the console box a little yesterday... it needs more work but it is a start. It allowed me to put in place a 1/8" x 2" piece of aluminum on the bottom to mount some...
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    The part that holds the monitor is on a hinge in...

    The part that holds the monitor is on a hinge in the back, with a window latch that holds it down. It can be rotated up for access to the back of the monitor and also the PC.

    Tomorrow I will start...
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    Well, I made a bit more progress over the last...

    Well, I made a bit more progress over the last few days...

    I started a wooden "console" to cover everything and hold the touchscreen monitor. It needs a bit more carpentry work to frame out all...
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    My plan is to mount the M2 right next to the...

    My plan is to mount the M2 right next to the power controller (see picture above) on the portion of the bracket that was freed up when I removed the Alinco 2 meter ham radio. It should fit there...
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    I thought I would make a mention about wire and...

    I thought I would make a mention about wire and how to splice it and such. Having designed some stuff for military truck power systems, I learned a think or two. One thing I hate is adding all sorts...
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    Well, my 5 passenger truck right now will only...

    Well, my 5 passenger truck right now will only hold one person... there are tools and crap everywhere .

    I had free time on Sunday... started doing lots of stuff. A big problem is that I had...
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    Well, I have been busy off and on. If I don't get...

    Well, I have been busy off and on. If I don't get interrupted with some last minute crisis once again I should be able to make good progress by the end of this weekend. I need to post some pictures...
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    This past weekend I finally installed my...

    This past weekend I finally installed my auxiliary battery and have power in the area of my new console.

    I made a few voltage readings under different conditions after it had a while to charge the...
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    Hi Phil.... Probably not. I would be amazed...

    Hi Phil....

    Probably not.

    I would be amazed if, at a normal regulator output voltage that the charging current is over 10 amps per battery. The alternator output voltage is higher than the...
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    I went with one of these... installation is...

    I went with one of these... installation is painless... it uses a high current relay so no voltage drop like a diode would have.
    ...
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