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    2002 Honda Civic Ex --Worklog

    Over the next two weeks I will be ordering everything for my first CarPC . I am on a budget, so after the initial install I will slowly add other features not listed yet (Fusion Brain, Software, Embedded DVD-RW, cameras, and so on).

    Installation:
    Screen Frame: Bybyte Double DIN Frame
    Dash kit: Scosche HA1710B
    1x Timer Relay
    1x Terminal Splitter
    1x fused splitter
    1x 4AWG Fuse holder
    1x Fuse-boxes
    7-10x Fuses
    x 4 Gauge Wire
    x 8 Gauge Wire
    x Wire

    Hardware:
    Screen: Lilliput669 HB
    PSU: M4-ATX 250W
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H -ordered
    CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8GHz
    Ram: G.SKILL ECO Series DDR3 1333 (2 x 2GB)
    GPS: BU-353 -have
    OBII: OBDLink Bluetooth -have
    Bluetooth: Star Key II -have

    Cables/Adapters/Hubs:
    HDMI: Nippon Labs 15 ft.
    HDMI Adapter: Right Angle
    HDMI Adapter: Female to Female
    Radio Adapter: HDR-RS232
    Radio Adapter: USB to R232
    USB 3.0: Nippon Labs 15 ft
    Hub: USB 3.0 (compatible w/ 1.0-3.0)

    Sound:
    Radio: Directed HD -have
    AMP: Kicker 10zx350.4
    Speakers: Stock

    Software:
    FE: Roadrunner w/DFX 5.0.3 skin
    OS: Windows 7 32bit

    Wire Diagram:

    Everything is to the pixel. Some of the fuse sizes will be changed. Audio wires are going to be wired upward and to the sides. Power and data will be running to the bottom and center (center of car underneath carpet). This is to eliminate future interference issues as best as I can.

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    I can see a problem right off the bat, you are not running regulated power to your monitor.. Make sure you regulate that or you could cook it... they are not built to deal with the spikes and drops in power.

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    Nice setup stats..... Cant wait to see how it all comes together.
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    As far as the screen is concerned.... You dont have to run it off the PSU. Just make sure you use the regulator that comes with your screen. If its a Lilliput screens it comes seperate with the screen, its attached to the cig lighter plug. If its a screen like the VM70, then it has regulation built into the screen.
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    thanks. yeah its going to get its power off of a relay that will also be sending a signal to the PSU when to turn on and when to turn off and the PSU will send a signal to the amp. There will be two switches one for the relay which will allow me to have my computer on/off/ or auto (when ignition is turned on). Then the signal going from the PSU will have a switch, so I can control it if I want the sound on well I have the computer on or not (which I guess I'm gonna have to fuse that as well :/).

    edit: I'm going to have to think about the switch because if I have my car on and then I want to turn my car off without shutting down my computer then everything thats not being told when to be on or off by PSU power will be cut for however many milliseconds. I could fix this by having two switches, but rather not do that.

    Maybe using a timer relay and instead of a normal relay and then have a hot wire and ignition signal wire run to a three position switch and run that wire into a timer relay.

    Updated wire diagram

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    The way mine is setup is it has 4 switches. One is for ignition on, meaning you turn the key and the PC comes on. The second is for Non key ignition. Meaning if I turn off the car, as long as this switch is on, the PC will stay on. Switch 3 is to tell PC1 to stay on, but still triggered by one and two. Switch 4 is the same as switch 3, but for PC number 2.
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    I might do the 2 switches. It seems like the easiest route, but I'm gonna look some more and see what I can find, so far though I've only found this: http://www.amazon.com/Pulse-Timer-wi.../ref=de_a_smtd and not really sure if it would work.

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