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 Post subject: My latest ideas...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:22 am 
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So after traveling to the lakehouse and back with my future father/mother in law + Samantha with her CF-19 I've realized that I need to run power to the trunk of my SRT to power my CF-30. I ended up running on battery both there and back and had the CF-30 plugged in at the lakehouse the whole time.

You may ask "Rob, why would you leave the 30 in the truck on?" Simple: I've got the Sprint card set up as a shared ad-hoc connection so Samantha can connect to it to get on line. So then you ask your self "Why doesn't Samantha just use your CF-30?" simple: her thigh is effed up and the CF-30 weighs to much for her messed up thigh...

So I've devised a plan on running a lind under the carpet, under the seats to the truck, which I would tap into the main power supply up front... This would be great for going on long trips etc... since I don't use my CF-30 while driving of coarse.

I have also decided that Samantha needs a back-lit keyboard for her CF-19 because I drove the whole way with the front right light on in my car so she could see the keyboard. I know that rubber ones exist but cannot find one. I also cannot find emissive ones... do they not exist??!?!?

So, lets re-cap:

1) What do you all think about my idea to run permanent power to the trunk for my CF-30?
2) What's the deal on the CF-19 back-lit keyboard and does anyone have any for sale?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: My latest ideas...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:53 am 
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Why not just wire up a cigarette lighter/ power port in the trunk instead of hard wiring the Lind which can only be used for the Toughbook? I have had a couple cars with power ports in the hatch or trunk that have come in very handy on camping trips, drive in movies, etc


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 Post subject: Re: My latest ideas...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:17 pm 
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You could also hard wire a toggle switch up front with an LED so you could cut the power to the port and would always know when it is "live".

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