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What to do if you have lots of monitors?

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Forum Name: Mobile Video, GPS, and Navigation
Forum Discription: Mobile Video Head Units, DVD Players, LCD and TFT Monitors, Navigation, GPS, PS2, PS3, XBox, etc.
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Printed Date: October 05, 2022 at 8:37 PM


Topic: What to do if you have lots of monitors?

Posted By: arkansasboy
Subject: What to do if you have lots of monitors?
Date Posted: August 08, 2006 at 1:35 AM

Ok say I want two 15" flipdowns and four Headrest monitors......how would I need to wire them? I know I should run all of them off of the power wires form my head unit should I? What would yall do?

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Posted By: Hornshockey
Date Posted: August 08, 2006 at 1:43 AM

wire all of the power through a fuse(shouldn't need more than 5 amps) to an ignition wire in the vehicle, and all the grounds to one spot, with the small gauge of the wires that you'll use you can probably crimp all of them into one ring terminal.

And I'd definitely get a video amplifier, most have 1 input and 6 or 7 outputs.



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Posted By: oxygen65
Date Posted: August 30, 2006 at 9:41 PM
how do you wire all the monitors threw a fuse? like a fuse from your fuse box or a fuse in-between the acc wire and the wire from the monitors?




Posted By: killer sonata
Date Posted: August 30, 2006 at 10:20 PM
I wouldnt ground them all in one spot. make the ground wires as short as possible.




Posted By: oxygen65
Date Posted: August 30, 2006 at 10:42 PM
but what kind of fuse do you hook them all up to?




Posted By: bellsracer
Date Posted: September 11, 2006 at 5:00 AM

pretty much any type of fuse will be fine... ATC, mini, glass tube... it doesn't matter so much as long as the rating is matched (preferred) or just slightly above what the monitors will draw.

Check to see how many amps the monitors draw, add them up, and get a fuse closest to that without going under.

For the most part, I like to use ATC fuses and use insulated female disconnect terminals for fusing along the wire. Walmart and most electronic stores also have quick splice fuse holders that work well too (for about $2)



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