Wiring up TFT Monitor

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:46
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Hi,

I just bought the kids two new 6.8" TFT screens for the car, last attempt at keeping them quiet before we resort to gags for them.
Touble is I have no idea how to supply the power to them, they have a small connector, which can be veiwed at - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32826&item=5705772521
Anyone have any ideas how to do this? is there a socket that can be purchased for this?

Thanks in advance
Rod
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:13

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:13
Seller sent no instructions on what is what?

Email and ask!
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 23:03

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 23:03
The black socket looks like a std 12v dc power connector that you can get from Tandy or Dick Smith Picture of plug

and the red looks like a std RCA video in socket.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 23:06

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 23:06
supose i should clarify, the socket looks LIKE IT WILL ACCEPT a std 12v dc power connector that you can get from Tandy or Dick Smith

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 00:52

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 00:52
Thats what they look like to me also Leroy but how come there's so many wires coming out of both connectors. The 12v connector appears to have 5 or is it just too late at night for me...early in the morn actually.....dang me, hang me, I'm off to bed.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:39

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:39
the wire looks thin so maybe they ran more wires for more current capability or needs to pwer different parts of the screen separately for some bizzare reason.....i have no idea really!!

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 06:07

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 06:07
You might need to go back to a supplier.. Do you have a model number you can google on?? Try this for a start http://www.screentekinc.com/unipac-lcd-screen.shtml
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Reply By: Sparkie - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 07:58

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 07:58
The red plug is your RCA plug.It is what you put your video signal into, either from a computer or dvd player or playstation 2 or xbox. The other plug is built to accept a 12 volt supply 2 amp.
It says it on the EBay page below the pictures.
The plug you will need for it is commonly available from Dick Smith or Tandys or any of those places. take the lead which came with your unit into any of those shops. Get the appropriate plug to suit the power connector(black plug) and then you will have to wire it up into your car. You must understand the unit has no sound capabilities so that you dont think the other plug is for sound( black plug). For sound you will need to plug headphones into the unit( DVD player or computer or playstation 2 or Xbox) that is supplying the video signal.

Sorry if I have confused you more but it the only way I can explain it.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 11:39

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 11:39
Hey, it's not Rokkitt science.

Sorry, it had to said. :)

What Sparkie said - the red rca plug is for data input and the black is the power supply plug. Note, there are several different sized 12v power plugs so best to take the lead with you. Head off to Jaycar - you'll get everthing you need there.
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Reply By: Rokkitt - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:20

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:20
Thanks for all the replies - it's that easy - a trip to an electronics shop. Went to dick smith and now have the little screens running.
This is a lesson, always check the easy solutions first, there I was getting concerned as I couldn't find anything about them on the net (Unipac) and I really did not want to connect them up without being sure - that would be $150:00 up in smoke.
The seller has been helpful with this as well offering to sell me the supplies, Dick Smith was cheaper.

Thanks again
Rod
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Reply By: Member - Doug - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:48

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:48
Just what I want to do too; so this thread has been very useful.
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