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    What's with that tape over there? Replace that with a proper wire.

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    BTW, have you consider putting a DVD drive up front, may be in the upper glove box?

    I am thinking about that, it seem we can fit a 5.25" (cheaper?) slot loaded DVD drive there. Then use one of the IDE-USB 2.0 adapter like thisthis which only cost $16.

    The problem is power, not sure if I would need a external powered usb hub to connec to the DVD, the touchpanel, a gamepad will also be running off this hub and the extension cable would be at lease 10ft I guess? If I do need external powered then I would like to get one that can powered by DC so I can wire into car's 12v or 5v? Do want to connect to PSU since it is alreayd under load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    What's with that tape over there? Replace that with a proper wire.
    Thats the wire from the inline fuse holder
    Under the tape is a butt connector

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    Quote Originally Posted by civic5zigen
    BTW, have you consider putting a DVD drive up front, may be in the upper glove box?

    I am thinking about that, it seem we can fit a 5.25" (cheaper?) slot loaded DVD drive there. Then use one of the IDE-USB 2.0 adapter like thisthis which only cost $16.

    The problem is power, not sure if I would need a external powered usb hub to connec to the DVD, the touchpanel, a gamepad will also be running off this hub and the extension cable would be at lease 10ft I guess? If I do need external powered then I would like to get one that can powered by DC so I can wire into car's 12v or 5v? Do want to connect to PSU since it is alreayd under load.
    My next project I will put a DVD up front
    I know I will probably never use it but its still good to have (can see its uses for transferring large amount of files). Ill mostly have just so people will stop asking me why I didnt put one in

    You can do either slim or full, whatever fits your application. Slim will have better shock tolerances so it may be a better solution but I dont know, havent looked into it much
    Ya, get a USB enclosure or convertor.
    For power what I would do is just bring power from the trunk. You can use that same power for other things like powered USB hubs and the LCD. That is granted that your DC-DC PSU can meet the additional load. If it cant then you can pick up a new "point of load" PSU from Opus (labeled POL). As far as I can tell though this POL PSU only works for 5v so if you need 12v then its not your solution.

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    I dont use DVD either, but was thinking for future when I see my car the next dude may want to be able to play CD audio and DVD. I guess it is a project for later then.

    Not sure about the POL, does that require Opus? I am planning on getting the M1-ATX. Eitherway, $25 for 5v supply and it gets it's power from PSU? Wont it be better to directly supplythe 5v power to USB Hub from one of the car's ouput? This way it will be less load on the PSU right?

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    Nevermind, I saw your reply in my other post that USB hub nees regulated power therefore I will want it from my PSU. Got it

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    In your experinces, what lenght of cable do I need from the trunk to the headunit going thru the driver side?

    I am thinking about 15 feet vga cable, what about for USB? I hear there is some limitation for USB 16 ft or longer.

    I am planning to attach a USB hub in front, from there it will be longer so what do you recommand?

    pc -> usb extension cable -> usb hub (1ft) -> cable (2ft) to touchpanel and

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    I got 25ft of VGA to be on the safe side but it does leave you with a lot of slack
    I just got a bunch of 15ft and 6ft USB extensions and used them as needed

    If you wanted to be more exact pull out a tape measure and roughly get a measure of the distance

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    I think 15ft should be enough, for VGA there should be no problem.

    I am just little worry about the USB as it seems 16ft is the max for USB 2.0. If I were to use a 15ft USB extension cable from PC going into a passive hub, the hub itself have about 1ft of cable, then from the hub to the USB devices is another 2 or 3 ft. So total would be 19 or 20 ft. not sure if that will be a problem.

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    Dont worry about it Ive never had a problem

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