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is there 5volts

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dan0, May 11, 2011.

  1. May 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    dan0

    dan0 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is there 5 volts running around in the tacoma anywhere?

    I tried a search but "5" is not allowed :rolleyes:
     
  2. May 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    Probably not unless it is a reference signal to a sensor in which case i would not mess with. What would you need a 5v line for?
     
  3. May 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    if it is for a satellite radio, i just installed this little magic box.

    now i dont have that darn little plug in my cigarette lighter
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    no, I want to make my on MP3 charger.
    that sirius charger is very reasonable at 19.99 vs grom boxes, i-toys etc
    I'll probably just use one of these ( I already have some)
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062599
    if i can find a place to bolt it to the frame under the dash that will take care of heatsink and ground.

    anyone know of any issues with my idea let me know thanks

    dan0
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Why not use one of the two cigarette lighter type outlets and a USB charging plug?
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    where can i find one under $5.00 bucks
    or dont stick out of the lighter socket 4 to 6 inches ?
     
  7. May 12, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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  8. May 12, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    thats cheap enogh but it is ugly
    I'll have to give it some thought

    cheap, ugly and quick
    or
    cheaper, better looking but might be awhile before i have the free time
    hmmm...
     
  9. May 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    I actually like the 5V regulator you planned above (lots more stealth install possibilities while preserving the outlet), but make sure in your design you can deliver 1000mA as shown in the Amazon model. Some people have jumped on parts that only support half that (the USB spec), but Apple products (and others, don't know) may not properly charge with less than an amp delivery. Not saying you didn't already think about it, offering "just in case".
     
  10. May 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    why not cheap + Stealth + you know it works?

    buy a cheap charger like lbridges linked above. Then hardwire it behind the dash, and run a short USB extension plug to a blank spot, or put in a female USB port somewhere in the truck.

    A bit more work, but will look great, be stealth, and fairly simple to install.
     
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