Ok. Thanks for all that. That was above and beyond, especially those diagrams.
I'll take a look in the power-supply section and see what I can find out.
Glad to help :)
If you have more questions feel free
Well I'm pretty sure you've gotten me damn close to where I need to be so I'll wait till I have hardware in hand and ready to bench test and see where to go from there.
I am going with the P1900 for power. It has two outputs, one for the converter (5V) and one for the tablet (19V).
Going to wire that up and see how it goes.
Hmm, I might have to read more on this. Just glancing at the instructions, it looks like it would work better for me yes? I'll look further into it when I get to work and I have time. Gotta take my girls to school now. I may go get my tablet today! Woohoo! I'll post up if I do!
Sorry, edit: That would do away with the car charger wouldn't it? So on the Converter, I'd just need a barrel connector (what it has for the power cord input to the converter) to direct wire adapter, and then on the tablet I would do a usb cable, and then cut the other end off and direct wire the positive and ground or do they make a usb to direct wire cable out there somewhere?
Cause if I'm not mistaken, and it's very possible I am, doesn't the board inside the car charger just dumb down the 12v to a ??v or whatever it needs to be per spec of the device?
Found this on youtube. It shows how to hook up a P2140 to a laptop but should apply to the P1900 as well. I am wondering though if just hacking the end off of a cigarette adapter would be easier. The only thing I am concerned with that is would it cause interference that I would not have by using the P1900.
Edit: Unrelated. Do you really think it is necessary to convert the coaxial to optical? I spent some time researching that and from what I read unless you are going over 50ft there is no difference.
I'm not sure it is worth it. As a matter of fact I know a guy on another forum that does pa systems etc. and he says that really there's not much difference between the two signals. Not that you're probably going to be able to decipher anyway.
However, I'm talking to another friend, as we speak now I'm typing to him and you, and he's had a bunch of trouble with the Coax Digital input on the Bit One. But when he went back to the Optical input, he said the problems went away. So I don't know if that's just his unit or if that's a common problem, I'm going to post up a thread on my other forum to get a number of the problems with it, if any. So if that is a problem, then it might just be worth it to get the optical connection. Gefen sells a converter for that too.
I'll be back in a minute to research the stuff you posted. I'm excited about that!
BTW everyone, one of the two payments I need to make to the credit card posted. I have another big payment I'm waiting to hit my bank so I can pass it through. I am almost certain, however, that I'll be getting the tablet today!
Be back in a bit.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!!! I'm very very exited about this! Check it out!
Straight from Best Buy, man their getting cheap. They don't even use good bags anymore!
YA Baby! Part 1 of the "Tablet Project" is here! Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 32gb WiFi. All they had was White but that's ok, when it's in the dash, it won't matter cause you won't see it!
This will give you an idea of the size of it. Such a little package with such a big price tag!
And there she is! Plastic film still on it! I'm not going to unwrap it now, I'm at work. I'll play with it tonight or tomorrow and get it set up etc.
Not much in the box, power cord, adapters, usb cable, booklet, and some headphones under the booklet. Like I said, small package for a big price tag!
So there you go. Part 1 is here. Next up, I'll have to get the card paid down with paypal money, and then get the rest of the parts: dock, media tab, car charger, converter, and the power supply that I end up using. I think I'm going to still use the same one, M2-ATX, but I'm also looking at a couple others as well.
That's it for now!
Going back to this real quick, I'm specifically interested in the output for the tablet. You say (19v), and I've been searching for the specific power requirements to charge and I'm getting 5v. Where did you see that at, or is that just a quick charging voltage? I don't want to ruin this thing and at the same time I want to make sure it's charging while it's in the dash. My only other thought, which I don't really wanna waste the money on, is to buy a vehicle charger kit, and use a DMM to see what the voltage is coming out of the usb port side. Of course 40.00 for a vehicle charger, which I may or may not use down the line, is a hell of a lot cheaper than the 600.00 I just put out for this thing. Maybe a good idea to spend the money on the charger. What are your thoughts?
Originally Posted by mhermann
Also, it looks like now I'll be charging 2 5v converters, and the tablet. Is the M2-ATX or the P1900 going to handle these? What are your thoughts on that?
The 19v is what the Toshiba Thrive requires to power and/or charge. Not sure about the Galaxy.
And I am rethinking my setup yet again. I may just swap out the cheap inverter in there now for a Pure Sine inverter. They pretty much eliminate any possible interference from the inverter. But they are pricey. But I am planning to add a PS3 to the mix in the next couple months. So I think I will need the inverter anyway. So that may be the road I go down.
Not sure about 3 ouputs for power. I am assuming the 3rd is the coaxial to fiber converter. Did you get any response on that in the other forum? I really don't want to add yet another converter.