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    wiring in a 7" screen to be perminant? help

    Hi,

    Im currently fitting a 7" screen into my centre console (taken loads of pics so far so i'll upload them and a little bio.. and possibly a bit more on my car)
    anyway it runs off the lighter socket.

    how can i wire it in so that the lighter socket still works?

    I intend to run the screen from my laptop that will run off the lighter socket as well

    I'm thinking the existing wires will probably not be man enough to run two devices from essentially the same socket.. or will they? considering you can get those lighter socket expanders (in some cases up to 4!)

    I was enitially thought that i could just splice the wires etc but now im not so sure?

    I just want to conseal the monitor power input as that is / will be perminant where as i would like to be able to remove the inverter and laptop when ever i feel like it

    i will eventually build a car pc depending on what i decide to do with the coupe in the long term

    anyway .. any help would be great!
    thanks in advance

    Will

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    Just solder it to any red wire if you want it on all the time or any black wire so it comes on with the ignition
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    ah cool
    cheers for the reply i'll have a crack at is once i get my console primed

    cheers again

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