It would be nice if you explained in more detail how you built that double din box.
Then I drilled a bunch of holes in it, mounted the double-din brackets that came with the double-din mounting kit for my car, used double-sided adhesive-backed foam tape to secure the white shell onto one side, and filled the box up with stuff.
You can see the white shell in this picture:
The white shell is a vacuum-formed piece I made with a DIY vacuum forming machine, that gets put into the oven with a sheet of plastic until the plastic is soft enough.
Last edited by MetalMan1; 04-01-2014 at 01:36 PM.
Just been reading through this with great interest as im collecting parts for my own N7 build.
My only question would be what are you using to charge the N7 and power the USB hub? I have plans to use a DCDC-USB-200 but if there's an easier way then im all up for it
Adjustable regulators, set to about 5.2-5.3 volts (both set to the same level), and then they are wired in parallel. This is an extremely inexpensive solution but requires soldering and such, and has proven to work extremely well for the past 5 months or so. Just keep your cables short and as few connectors between the power supply and tablet, and you should be good!
Excellent, thanks for the information. Ive found some on ebay like the ones you have used, so i may buy a few just in case they decide to give up on me.
When you say they're wired in parallel, do you have a picture or could do a diagran as im a bit rusty on the electrical wiring side of things
I'll be using one of these USB hubs as a way of distributing the power/data, in your opinion would it be easy to hook this up to the regulators? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1508950388...84.m1439.l2649
DC-DC USB that seems to handle the heat far better.
"You're just about as useless as JPEGs to Helen Keller" - Wierd Al
If you buy/make a splitter cable you can achieve this moderately easily, with fewer connections to improve the tablet's ability to charge. Here's a simple schematic:
The USB hub in my car is a powered hub so mine is wired a little differently, but my previous setup used a similar arrangement to this picture.
You would have to make sure both regulators are set to the same voltage (preferably about 5.2V) before connecting them together, otherwise they will fight each other.