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Hi,
I've now got a Goodmans DVD laptop style player with a 2nd 7" screen, plus I already have a 5.6" LCD screen.

What I intend to do is pre-wire a heap of DC & AV cables under the carpet and up the lining of the seats. Each of the 3 chosen seats will have the right combination of 12v / AV connectors underneath so they can suitably move with the sliding, or allow the seat to be removed.
This will then allow all the screens to be quickly connected or removed, plus there won't be Christmas tree of wires across the seats the the kids will trip over.

So I intend to dig out my cheap Woolworths soldering iron and get off to Maplin to buy a load of 12v 2.5mm DC plugs & sockets. Now, back to the question....what is the correct Maplins code for some suitable black or grey cable. ( This will all feed off a Cig-lighter plug in the back with a 10A fuse )
 

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ebod . remember this if you are going to use the cigar lighter socket and plug in the dvd player when in play mode don,t turn off the engine as restarting the car will reset the dvd player to the start . you will also find under the drivers seat some wiring plugs which are ment for electric seats this is where i have mine powered from also it eliminates any wires for kids to trip or pull on .. hope this helps
 

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Hi Jimmy,

I see the sense in using the plugs under the driver seat to power from but even if you take that route surely when you turn the engine off you kill all power and ebod's DVD will reset to the start when the vehicle is restarted, or is there a permanant live connection there.
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Actually, Jimmy is right.

I noticed within a few days of getting my SE model that the drivers seat electrics worked without needing the key in the ignition.

It is a very good idea as I can recall plenty of occasions in my old car when I stop for fuel or something and the kids are in the middle of a movie.

But what about my question on the most suitable cable for 12vDC????
 

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ebod ive found that most of the stuff ive installed didn,t need any additional wire . but when it came to the power source for my xbox i had to use heavy duty wire which can be sourced in any good auto shop 30 amp should be enough for anything .. in my cab at present 1 dvd player with 2x6.2 headrest screens and 1 7inch tv all hooked up to dvd player and xbox .. also a kenwood head unit with 6 disc cd player .with 400 watt amp.. none of them has ever blown a fuse ...
 

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Originally posted by ebod@Sep 19 2005, 05:15 PM
Actually, Jimmy is right.

I noticed within a few days of getting my SE model that the drivers seat electrics worked without needing the key in the ignition.

It is a very good idea as I can recall plenty of occasions in my old car when I stop for fuel or something and the kids are in the middle of a movie.

But what about my question on the most suitable cable for 12vDC????

Hello ebod,

Thats kinda answered the question in your reply, there's a permanant live connection under the seat, use that not the cigarette plug.
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Hello Jimmy,

What size fuse are you using to protect that lot with?

As a live feed 30 amp should be fine but not necessarily as a draw.

As you say the stuff you installed didn't need any additional wire and the supplied cabling ebod has should be more then adequate to handle the low voltage side of things.

So many people forget that low voltage means heat as far as cable is concerned.

I ask about your fuse 'cause if your using anything over 10 amp you maybe
overrating so won't be protecting anything.
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seacam im still using the fuses that came with each item i installed .. the real trick to this is cigar adapters and sockets the main one i bought has a battery tester and 4 sockets which i removed the plug and wired under the seat and attached the adapter to the front of seat using double sided tape and also using the fuse from in the plug . this leaves the cigar socket in the dash free for temp items . the 30 amp wire i used was for my amp and the power source for my xbox . so far ive still not blown a fuse ..
 

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Hi Jimmy,

That a great adaptation and one I'll use myself.

If I have a concern it would be with the cable that came with the 4 way socket.

I know it came with it, I think it's to light for what it's being used for from a duration point of view, not the load itself.

Every so often check that section of cable.
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Gents,

Trying to find the right cable is a nightmare.

Can somebody electrically biased look up a suitable item code on the maplins website ?

Thx
 

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Hi Ebod,

If you or someone else hasn't done it before hand, I'll check it over the weekend.

Just out of interest do you not have a local Maplin store to ask?
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Ebod, I forgot to ask,

Is it still your intention to come off the Cig-lighter plug in the back with
a 10A fuse?
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Nope , I have an SE with permanent live electric front seat, so would prefer to tap of that line with a ~10A fuse and a switch under the drivers seat to isolate when the screens etc are not connected ( or the kids are being naughty ! )

I just want to run a series of 2.5mm DC plugs/sockets and AV cables under the carpet and up the lining of three of the seats. This will enable a kind of quick connect/release system without having loads of visible wires.
 

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I never thought of that I've connected my DVD player to the Radio but I reckon I'll swap the wiring over to the seat connection too (when I finally get it working)
 

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Hello Ebod,

Maplin part numbers

2.5 inline male plugs HH62
2.5 inline female sockets JK12

As far as I can fathom Maplin do not do just black or gray cable.

XR 72 is white twin core 18 amps
XR60 white twin core 15 amp

Both of the above have a black stripe on one of the cores, both are thick cables
but you could throw anything at it, ( well with in reason ).

XS 70 black with red stripe twin core rated 6amp.
XS 71 black with red stripe twin core 10 amp.

CW 69 black twin core ( domestic ) rated 6amp

Personaly go for the XS 71 but check your max amp usage for all the equipment.

Sorry I forgot the switch.
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That's so slack going to all that trouble then forgetting a switch part number. :p

Must admit I go into Maplins here and ask the specialist which grade of cable I need then get them to cut the right lengths there and then!
 

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I know Pepper I even forgot to give Ebod the PPM, Oh! the sense of failure :p

I did go into my local Maplins but their system had crashed, I had to pick up a couple of things next door to Marble Arch Autos so I thought I'd give them
a try for flat gray cable 'cause I've got a project underway, nothing doing.

I hoping Ebod will post pictures, I would like to see the connections under the seat.
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Cheers Seacam,
Got some bits yesterday, when I eventually set the layout up I will post a few pics.
 
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