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#1 san9jay

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 12:23 PM

I want to install an XBOX in my car.

Looking at the power supply options.

I found the expensive OPUS option (USD 170) which is too expensive for me.

Anyone making cheaper power supplies?

Ideally I would like to just buy it rather than make it myself.

#2 micubano

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 01:28 PM

Where are you installing the XBox? In the glove box or under a seat? What kind of monitor are you using?

Well besides that, I would try to find a small power inverter, cut off the lighter end, put on an inline fuse like they make for neon kits (but a little stronger so it's not constantly blowing) and wire it between a 20 amp fuse and a ground. Plug the xbox in and cable tie the excess wire up tight. If you car has a lot of room under the steering column like mine does, you can get some 3M double velcro like they use for EZPass and hide it up there.

If you try this and your car blows up let me know. It's something I was going to try, but my car is only a month old.

#3 Novahux

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 01:30 PM

The only thing that makes sense is a 12V to 110-240V power inverter. It will run your xbox plus any other mains powered equip (drills, mobile charger, turbo-dildo).
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A rough guess would be that an xbox alone would draw around 100-200Watts,
$70 USD should cover that.

A 300-600watt inverter would be required to run a TV as well.
$100-$300 USD

A 12V TVis a far better option.

#4 sk8ermike6789

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 06:18 PM

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WTF is that???
do you hook that up to your battery or plug it in the cell phone charger hole, or the cig lighter, wtf are the jumper cables for???

#5 Keno

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 07:16 PM

Won't you break the hdd by going around by car with ur xbox? I've heard that hdd's can be destroyed pretty easy.... blink.gif

#6 mirx999

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE (sk8ermike6789 @ Aug 19 2003, 03:18 PM)
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WTF is that???
do you hook that up to your battery or plug it in the cell phone charger hole, or the cig lighter, wtf are the jumper cables for???

you tie it directly into the wires, those aren't jumper cables.

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 12:22 AM

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WTF is that???
do you hook that up to your battery or plug it in the cell phone charger hole, or the cig lighter, wtf are the jumper cables for???


LMAO laugh.gif

You remove the aligator clips and wire it up the same way you would a AMP for your car stereo. Then you have mains plus to connect the xbox to.



#8 Rakinos

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 01:03 AM

most inverters (like mine) can either be hooked though a cig adaptor or directly on a battery. as for hd damage, i went on two roadtrips to florida with no problems.

#9 ltb8

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 01:17 AM

LMFAO........

#10 Telemachus

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 06:21 AM

Is 150 watts enough?

#11 EvilWays

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 08:27 AM

For the Xbox alone, yes. Anything extra, no. The Xbox draws 96-100 watts.

#12 san9jay

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

there are pure sine wave inverters (expensive) and semi sine wave inverters (cheap).

Anybody got experience using a semi sine wave inverter (also known as modified sine wave inverter)?




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