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    Just one simple question, How did you connect the M2-ATX to wall adapter. I have a similar PSU, and got no idea how to hook them together.

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    I bought an adapter on ebay for like 10 bucks. It is basically just a laptop AC adapter, but the cord is cut and the wires inside (12V, GND) have connectors attached at the ends. Then the 12V is spliced into 2 cables so that I can connect and disconnect one of them to simulate ACC (ignition).

    I actually just got a DSX12VD power supply to replace the M2. There is nothing really wrong with the M2, it just wasn't appropriate for my motherboard and I was jumping through hoops to get it to work. I will use the M2 on my second build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightycrown View Post
    Just one simple question, How did you connect the M2-ATX to wall adapter. I have a similar PSU, and got no idea how to hook them together.
    There's another way that I use to power my M2ATX -- and other 12V things -- on wall power. If you have anything with a cigarette plug, chop off the plug and cable, and connect the cable to your M2ATX. Plug the cigarette adapter into this device:

    12V Adapter

    Some time back, I bought one of the Coleman thermoelectric heating/refrigeration units that keeps food hot or cold, depending on which way you run the power. It came with a 120V to 12V adapter with a socket for a standard lighter plug. Very useful, and it'll run a load up to 5A. Here's the way it looks:


    Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Coleman sells the adapter alone for about $40 on their site, but they're available elsewhere for $25. Lower-amperage units are even lower cost.
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    looks like it's coming together pretty good

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    Thanks both of you, contribute your ideas. I have a dell GX270, as we know dell always have their special plugs. Anyway goodluck with your project. looks pretty awesome!

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    UPDATE:

    - New case from Bybyte.com is ready. I drilled and tapped all the mounting holes for my MB and PSU.

    - Made a new VGA and USB connector for my touchscreen that is only about 8" long. I also separated the two rather than have that lame Lilli cable.

    - Got a new low-profile right-angle SATA cable because the standard one's big connector was resting against the LCD controller.

    - Got the DSX12VD power supply to replace my M2-ATX. This thing works nice and shutdown and startup are working nicely now.

    - Had to make some new shielding for the VGA cable and ground the shielding due to VGA noise.

    Case is all together and running great.

    TODOs:

    - New mounting bracket so the case won't rattle in the dash.

    - New bezel (to be made from Epoxy stuff by me) for the new enclosure.

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    Good for you man. I say, reinvent the wheel, and everything else too!

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    Some pics. Criticism welcome.

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    This is the new VGA connector for my Lilli:
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    I want to do some more cable management but it is not critical...
    New SATA and molex power cables coming soon.

    I don't think I've reinvented stuff so much as customized it to be an efficient space saver.

    Unless you count my front end (not pictured), that's totally reinventing the wheel! Although I don't think any of the other front ends have built in navigation. They all seem to use third party. I wrote my own nav software that is completely integrated using OSM maps.

    Still has a couple bugs, though...
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    Right angle SATA cable came in the mail today. New power cable adapted to poer my HD Radio (Visteon)
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    I've never heard of OSM Maps. Now that I'm doing a little research, I see that I was looking for something exactly like this about 6 months ago. I even looked into using US Census Bureau maps, because I wanted to write my own mapping software. I just couldn't find free access to all of the maps in a usable format.

    That front end looks really good too.

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