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  1. Thread: CarPC Diagram

    by Optikal
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    I haven't tried it yet, but I believe a cap will...

    I haven't tried it yet, but I believe a cap will help prevent voltage drops when you start the car. So if you are having problems with the computer rebooting while cranking, a cap should help with...
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    New VIA with built-in DC-DC Power Supply

    Here's a quote from tech lounge's CES coverage:

    "The TC-Series integrates a 12V DC-DC converter, horizontal SO-DIMM as well as CompactFlash and CardBus slots. The onboard power supply cranks out...
  3. Get rid of the screen stand, and push the screen...

    Get rid of the screen stand, and push the screen back until its almost flush, superglue it in place, then use bondo-hair (bondo with fiberglass strands) to mold the two pieces together, sand that and...
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    Most stock headunits have the amp built-into the...

    Most stock headunits have the amp built-into the headunit tho, so if you replace the headunit you must also purchase an amp (some cars however have an independent amp, be sure you know which way your...
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    Can't you just order a replacement bezel from the...

    Can't you just order a replacement bezel from the Subaru dealer? I know you can for Acura's (and you can get a cheaper bezel from SoundDomain specifically for the RSX).
  6. Fuse sizes are determined by how much power you...

    Fuse sizes are determined by how much power you will be using. Add up the wattage of all the devices that will be drawing power from the wire you are going to fuse, divide it by 12V, and thats the...
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    I did search for tank circuits and found...

    I did search for tank circuits and found conflicting information, some threads say they consist of a ~22,000uf capacitor and a diode, then lots of other people say they consist of a second battery? ...
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    The CarNetix only provides 60W output, which is...

    The CarNetix only provides 60W output, which is not enough to power my 250W PSU.
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    Will Capacitor help to survive cranking??

    My current PSU (the keypower 250watt) doesn't surivive engine cranking. If I buy a car audio 1 farad capacitor (which I was thinking of doing eventually anyways once I upgrade the stereo), will it...
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    Hey eCar (or anybody else with this power...

    Hey eCar (or anybody else with this power supply), does it survive cranking for you. I got it working and hooked up (pictures of my setup to come shortly), but the computer reboots on cranking. I...
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    Its 60% efficient meaning it uses 417 watts and...

    Its 60% efficient meaning it uses 417 watts and outputs 250. Whereas the Opus only outputs 150.
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    Negative Voltage????

    I just bought this power supply: http://www.orbitmicro.com/products/power%20supplies/dc-dc/ps2/KPDX250H.htm

    Its inputs are GND, +, -. I know how to get the ground and positive, but what on earth...
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    Well I got a couple powered hubs at home that I...

    Well I got a couple powered hubs at home that I am about to wire up sometime this week, so I'll see how that goes...If anybody has any advice please speak up
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    Why can't you run a 5v line from the PS to a USB...

    Why can't you run a 5v line from the PS to a USB hub? what did you have to do???
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    If I were you I would just use the pop-out mount...

    If I were you I would just use the pop-out mount thingy from http://www.digitalww.com/indashhousing.htm

    In most cases I don't like it because it will block some dash controls, but in your case its...
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    fyi, I sent an email to the mp3car.com owner...

    fyi, I sent an email to the mp3car.com owner about my lilliput problem, and he offered to look at it and send me a replacement if necessary. I'm too impatient, and want to get my carputer up and...
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    The lilliput comes with a regulator (the "egg")...

    The lilliput comes with a regulator (the "egg") that accepts 12-16V input and outputs 12V. This is meant to be used so you can power it directly from the cars electrical system.
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    Electrical Diagram Help?

    I'm using the shutdown controller sold on mp3car.com. It has an input for the ignition signal which it uses to turn the computer on/off. I want to get a bit more fancy and have the computer turn on...
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    Lilliput, Touch Screen issues

    I just got my new Lilliput about 2 days ago. Already I have a problem. It seems the right-center portion of the touchscreen doesn't work properly. I've gone through the 25-pt calibration countless...
  20. Thread: Lilliput Egg?

    by Optikal
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    Lilliput Egg?

    This "egg" that comes with the Lilliput that takes a 12-16V input and outputs a 12V power supply. Can I buy these things separately? Or an equivelant device?
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    You can always just get a more powerful DC power...

    You can always just get a more powerful DC power supply such as this one: http://www.orbitmicro.com/products/power%20supplies/dc-dc/ps2/KPDX250H.htm

    Then you also need to buy a separate shutdown...
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    What do you mean you used a cigarette lighter...

    What do you mean you used a cigarette lighter plug? Did your usb hub/dvd-drive come with cigarette adapters? Isn't the cigarette power supply 12v? if so how did you step it down to the 5v these...
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    Powering Devices?

    I just bought a USB hub that I want to put in the glovebox. It comes with an AC adapter that says its 5v. And I'm going to buy a DVD drive that I want to mount up front that apparantly operates on...
  24. Thread: Farris

    by Optikal
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    You can get an LCD housing here:...

    You can get an LCD housing here: http://www.digitalww.com/indashhousing.htm

    Although, I think having the LCD fabbed flush into the dash is much nicer, but then of course it is not so easy to...
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    A factory headunit probably only puts out about...

    A factory headunit probably only puts out about 10-15 W RMS to each speaker. So if you are happy with the sound now, pretty much any aftermarket amp should be able to create that much power.
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