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Running lcd monitor off of PC power supply

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November 25, 2010 8:49:59 AM

I am working on building an all-in-one unit... similar to the old portable lunchbox pcs.

What I need help with is figuring out the easiest way to connect my lcd monitor, that runs off 12 VDC, to my atx power supply.

Ideas?
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November 25, 2010 11:35:26 AM

Hmm, how many watts is it? If its not too many (LED?) then a few molexs should power it.

I was thinking about doing something similar to this, are you looking to just make a portable workstation (no battery) or something else? I'm a bit interested so please share.
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August 21, 2012 5:46:41 PM

I run a Planar 20inch monitor, that can draw up to 66 watts, on a single molex. It works pretty well.
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October 22, 2012 4:41:59 PM

nodice1996 said:
I run a Planar 20inch monitor, that can draw up to 66 watts, on a single molex. It works pretty well.


Hi nodice,
I found you when looking for the best way to power my lcd monitors and tv's with a 12v 5v pc desktop power supply. Would you please share with me how you accomplished this? Did you simply bypass the original lcd power supply? Thanks for any help. Two 28" I-inc lcd and one 32" tv are waiting and I can't afford to replace
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January 20, 2014 2:26:48 AM

Hey guys,

im also pretty interested in this as the monitor i want to buy is an LED IPS and only draws 23w during usage :)  just also really interested to know how you managed to power a monitor through molex
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