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04-13-2010, 09:17 PM #1
power for 7 monitors
i am helping my brother in law to connect 7 monitors 4headrest 2sun visors1i flipdown we have everything ready but we dont know where get the power from and power for the video amp ?? we dont whant to burn any monitor ... anyone know how 2..... we connect the sunvisor monitor to the same power of the sterio is that safe to do??I]
04-14-2010, 05:30 PM #2
i guess no1 has more then 1 monitors in there trucks....I]
04-14-2010, 10:01 PM #3
You will have to run more then one battery i'm thinking to keep all 7 monitors powered. You will have to run the power directly from the battery. I wouldn't recommend splicing it in, it might overheat the wiring and melt it, causing damage.
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04-15-2010, 03:19 PM #5
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I hate to bring the science into this, but this is a fairly easy calculation. Add up total power needed for the monitors. 3.5 inch display is about 0.8 Watt. So seven would be about 6 Watt. which at 12V is 0.5 Amps. This is something that a cigarette lighter can easily handle. Now if these are CRT monitors that take up 100W each - its a different story.
I say 5 amp fuse, 15 AWG wire and you'll be just fine.
04-15-2010, 03:24 PM #6
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Or if you really want to be safe, get an amp wiring kit with a power distribution block or two and wire your monitors up from that. Stash the blocks under the dash so you don't have a large gauge power cable running through the vehicle and just run what is needed for power from there to the monitors.1968 Ford F100 Long Bed - Project Truck #1 360 stroked to 390.
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