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Would be possible with a strong enough power supply, to be able to power a monitor through the power supply?

I've seen the monitor that is powered through a single USB, but that's best for text and webpages, not videos. And for laptops really too. So that's out, but I like the idea.

Is there a way to run something to do this? I have a very portable desktop this would be great for.

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
it Should be possible. Your monitor uses 45 Watts.

as to how to plug it up.. that is different

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as to how to plug it up.. that is different

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Yeah that's what I'm trying to figure out lol, thanks
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Well, your best option would be, as far as I can tell, to use some kind of item that has additional plugs on it. You would have one plug that goes from the wall, and then it would split to two, one for the PC and one for the monitor. Your monitor has its own power supply/converter inside it that turns the 120v to what it needs, and the PC turns the 120v from the wall to 12, 3v, and 5v for the computer. If you really wanted to do it, your monitor would have to internally support 12v and then you would have to either solder or make your own connections from inside the monitor bypassing its internal power supply. This is just a guess as to what I think without any research yet. I will look into it more when I get the chance.
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Well, your best option would be, as far as I can tell, to use some kind of item that has additional plugs on it. You would have one plug that goes from the wall, and then it would split to two, one for the PC and one for the monitor. Your monitor has its own power supply/converter inside it that turns the 120v to what it needs, and the PC turns the 120v from the wall to 12, 3v, and 5v for the computer. If you really wanted to do it, your monitor would have to internally support 12v and then you would have to either solder or make your own connections from inside the monitor bypassing its internal power supply. This is just a guess as to what I think without any research yet. I will look into it more when I get the chance.

Hmm i wonder if you can find diagrams to the moitor then. i mean unless OP can figure it out by simply Looking at it. I may tear apart a monitor just for kicks.

OP Are you in Socal? Cus I lived in Ventura a long time ago. Just Curious tongue.gif
post #6 of 12
Solder 3 wires from the mains in inside the PSU and attach them to the monitor as you would a regular power cable.
    
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Solder 3 wires from the mains in inside the PSU and attach them to the monitor as you would a regular power cable.

Yea, that will prolly look the cleanest. Having a cable come straight from the back of the PSU into the monitor. That way, your monitor is actually powering itself from the wall, just taking a detour through your PSU to keep everything tidy.
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Well, your best option would be, as far as I can tell, to use some kind of item that has additional plugs on it. You would have one plug that goes from the wall, and then it would split to two, one for the PC and one for the monitor
Well I was hoping to find one of these, in a really small form factor, but my searches turned up with nothing. Guess I would have to solder like FiX said here:
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Solder 3 wires from the mains in inside the PSU and attach them to the monitor as you would a regular power cable.
Alright yeah, I guess that would be my best bet! Thanks man. I'll probably end up using a combo of both ideas. Once I'm finished I'll post everything I've done with this exciting build somewhere wink.gif

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OP Are you in Socal? Cus I lived in Ventura a long time ago. Just Curious tongue.gif
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Well I was hoping to find one of these, in a really small form factor, but my searches turned up with nothing. Guess I would have to solder like FiX said here:
Alright yeah, I guess that would be my best bet! Thanks man. I'll probably end up using a combo of both ideas. Once I'm finished I'll post everything I've done with this exciting build somewhere wink.gif
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Well, your best option would be, as far as I can tell, to use some kind of item that has additional plugs on it..

Wait I have one of those! it splits in to three!
Edited by Dorianime - 11/16/11 at 9:27pm
post #10 of 12
im powering one of my 3 monitors off one of my spare power supplies as i lack a dedicated power brick powerful enough to withstand the strain. It works nicely except for the fact that i was lazy about making the connection between the salvaged fan power cable (molex to molex with the power coming from the 12v line) and the power line to the monitor, and thus said connection gets noticeably warm.

Im tempted to switch power sources so my left monitor is on a dedicated brick and the right one is running off my rigs power supply.
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