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    Help me understand, what's the purpose of that battery again? Why not go directly from the power source, into the battery, and from the battery output into the board? I'm sure i'm missing something.
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    1. To eliminate the risk of flat main battery
    2. To eliminate the stress (making the devices to restart) during cranking
    3. To protect (in case he wires it right) the car's electronics

    4. Because we can
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    Quote Originally Posted by treetop777 View Post
    Help me understand, what's the purpose of that battery again? Why not go directly from the power source, into the battery, and from the battery output into the board? I'm sure i'm missing something.

    The idea is to have the odroid in an always on state, the issue with the battery pack is that as soon as charging starts it cuts off power to the usb out,

    so its either going to be a switch like unit, or another idea I am playing around with is that I connect the battery pack to the battery directly (with 12V to 5V adapter in between of course)

    either way I will have to investigate how the battery pack behaves, because it also has an on button ( no idea what it does, when I connect the odroid it will always start running, with or without pressing the on button)

    I may end up opening up the battery and checking out the circuitry to see whats there
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolvoCarPC View Post
    1. To eliminate the risk of flat main battery
    2. To eliminate the stress (making the devices to restart) during cranking
    3. To protect (in case he wires it right) the car's electronics

    4. Because we can
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    This is kind of frustrating, I got everything else working , just not the most vital part, the touchscreen.

    One of the major differences with the U3 opposed to the odroid that sonicxtacy has, is that my device doesn't have the touchscreen option enabled by default, I need to recompile the kernel to even activate it.

    There are wonderful guides everywhere on how to build an odroid U3 kernel, and even on how to activate the touchscreen support, I seem to have no luck in this matter.


    This isn't usually my style but I wonder if there is someone here with enough knowledge in this matter to be able to help me find the error in my progress
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