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#1 ralphraptor

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:14 PM

Im planning to install an xbox to my car. I know it will be easy if im going to use inverter. But I want another way to install xbox without using inverter.

What does the PSU actually do? convert input power to 12V output??

If PSU gives 12V output. Is it possible to remove this? and get power directly from the car cigarette lighter which is 12V?

Thanks

#2 The Zep Man

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE(ralphraptor @ Jul 20 2005, 01:25 PM)
Im planning to install an xbox to my car. I know it will be easy if im going to use inverter. But I want another way to install xbox without using inverter.

What does the PSU actually do? convert input power to 12V output??

If PSU gives 12V output. Is it possible to remove this? and get power directly from the car cigarette lighter which is 12V?

Thanks

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The Xbox needs 12V, 5V, 3.3V (only on <1.6, as far as I remember... I could be wrong, though!) and some special outputs from the power supply. Building extra power-converters is a bitch.

I would use a power inverter. You can get a right one for <$100, they are small, look smoother and you won't have to mess with custom-made power-supplies. And, off course, they are easier to install.

Edited by The Zep Man, 20 July 2005 - 02:47 PM.


#3 ralphraptor

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:40 AM

Yep. To make my job simple Ill use inverter instead.

#4 minnow

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:48 AM

Inverter. You can get a 400W one (plenty to run an XBOX and a tv, and a vcr, and a dvd player) for about $35 at wal-mart or pep-boys. Use bolts or screws to flush-mount it to a panel in the trunk of your car, or under a seat.



#5 mistoni

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:29 AM

i to am doing what you are want to do. check out this link
12v Mini Xbox
have only started on the case and surporting the HDD but will post info on PSU when i get round to it.




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