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    Powering up a HU

    is there anyway to power up a HU without installing it into a car?
    i have my 880prs laying on my desk, i just want to see the display and get familiar with everything since i have a few more days until i install it








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    Re: Powering up a HU

    Sure there is.

    U need to have one of the following
    a car battery
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    a AC to 12V DC power converter
    or
    A computer powersupply with atleast 10amps on the 12 volt rail

    Then you just hook up 3 maby 4 wires.

    Ignition wire.
    Constant power
    Ground
    sometimes illumination
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    Re: Powering up a HU

    yep just hook up the constant wire (yellow) and ground to your bar battery and you can power it up or u can get a $20 ac to dc converter from radioshack. i have one they always comeint handy at some point of time.



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    Re: Powering up a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by jmoreno150 View Post
    yep just hook up the constant wire (yellow) and ground to your bar battery and you can power it up or u can get a $20 ac to dc converter from radioshack. i have one they always comeint handy at some point of time.
    U also need to hook up the ignition wire or it wont turn on.
    If your deck has the illumanation wire you will need to hook that up also or no display for you.




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    Re: Powering up a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by 2loud4u View Post
    U also need to hook up the ignition wire or it wont turn on.
    If your deck has the illumanation wire you will need to hook that up also or no display for you.
    Not true. Neither the illumination, nor the the dimmer wire are connected on my 880. Works fine.



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    Re: Powering up a HU

    you should just need to touch the red (or maybe its yellow) and black wire to the 12v battery under the hood of your car/truck



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    Re: Powering up a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by 2loud4u View Post
    U also need to hook up the ignition wire or it wont turn on.
    If your deck has the illumanation wire you will need to hook that up also or no display for you.
    okay so the yellow/black wire connects directly to the batt.

    but where do i hook the ignition wire up to?





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    Re: Powering up a HU

    just twist the red and yellow wires together and hold them on the + terminal and hold the ground on the - terminal.



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    Re: Powering up a HU

    ignition wire is 12+



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    Re: Powering up a HU

    beat me to it ! do what he said lol



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    Re: Powering up a HU

    got it thanks





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    Re: Powering up a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChuttz View Post
    Not true. Neither the illumination, nor the the dimmer wire are connected on my 880. Works fine.
    MY 680 needed that wire hooked up but some dont. that is why I said sometimes.




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    Re: Powering up a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChuttz View Post
    Not true. Neither the illumination, nor the the dimmer wire are connected on my 880. Works fine.
    MY 680 needed that wire hooked up but some dont. that is why I said sometimes.

    Quote Originally Posted by skmfkr View Post
    you should just need to touch the red (or maybe its yellow) and black wire to the 12v battery under the hood of your car/truck
    You need both the constant and ingition wire




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    Re: Powering up a HU

    thanks for the tip, i tried it a few days ago when i had some spare time...
    i hooked up the ground to the - terminal and the power and accessory(red wire) to the + terminal on my car battery and the HU powered up with no problems





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