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#1 riplin

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 02:48 PM

Hi!

I want to build my xbox into my car. The only problem is that I don't want to use a 12V --> 220V converter. Also, I want to be able to unplug it from my car and still be able to use it as a normal xbox using 220V.

Is there info on getting an xbox to work on 12V? maybe some extra hw to get the 5V and 3.3V working?

Anyone?

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#2 yigga

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 02:52 PM

dude use the search and youll find dozens of topics about this ...

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:09 PM

i suggest that you dont drive your car and have friends playing xbox at the same time, not only is it a risk that u may get in an accident, but have you every moved your xbox while it is running? the cd starts grinding and shit and gets off balance.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE (rymort @ Jun 6 2004, 05:09 PM)
i suggest that you dont drive your car and have friends playing xbox at the same time, not only is it a risk that u may get in an accident, but have you every moved your xbox while it is running? the cd starts grinding and shit and gets off balance.

also hdd breaks easily ...

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:34 PM

try something like this or this

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:59 PM

Xboxes run off of 110-120... not 220 (You're thinking of a dryer). laugh.gif

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 04:18 PM

some places in the world do use 220v there blank.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (weeman666 @ Jun 6 2004, 12:18 PM)
some places in the world do use 220v there blank.

I was assuming he was in the US. My bad... blink.gif

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 05:15 PM

I don't think there's anyway to get it run off of just 12v without any sort of converter while still using the stock psu. It would probably be possible to run the xbox off of the 12v if you basically created your own psu using connections off that 12v line from the car, but I would definitely not recommend that. Just get one of the converters, it's the best way to accomplish what you want.

#10 dsscircuits

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 08:15 PM

You will need a DC to DC power supply. Figure out your voltage and current and switching needs, then check out Allied Electronics, Mouser, digikey etc.. to find a suitable power supply.




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