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I am wondering if there is a set of AUX/CD inputs on the rear of the stock tape player? I have not yet had a chance to remove it and get a look. I have a Pentium 166 w/10 Gig HD and DC-DC converter that I use as an MP3 player that I will be installing, and need to know if I have to buy another stereo/head unit to connect everything up...

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I am not sure if there is an AUX-in on the stock deck as the previous owner replaced it with a CD player, wouldn't have been so bad if it didn't skip at times. I am also a bit worried about what they did with the wiring, will have a look at it soon enough. The decks I have seen with an AUX have a source selection that would switch between Radio, AUX, and CD/Tape.

If I may ask where you picked up a DC-DC converter that works with a computer? I know they exist but I just haven't found a good/reasonably priced source and haven't looked into building one yet.
 

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Hm, I am also thinking that there isn't one as I don't see any indication on the tape deck of an "AUX or CD" button...

As for the DC-DC, you can find all the info on my MP3 player at http://www.aaroncake.net/projects/mp3player.htm . The DC-DC is made by Arise Computer ( http://www.arisecomputer.com ) and is about $75 US.

What you might want to consider doing is to simply remove the rectifier stage from a regular computer power supply. This will enable it to run directly from 100-250VDC. You can connect it to the 144V traction pack. Should work just fine.
 

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???

Could one of you explain what this computer/DC-DC setup is? Sounds interesting, but I'm lost.
 

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Could one of you explain what this computer/DC-DC setup is? Sounds interesting, but I'm lost.
Computers run on 3,5,12, -5 , and -12 volts. Most cars have a 12V system. In order to run a computer in a car, you need a power supply to provide the various voltages. A DC-DC converter is simply a circuit that changes one DC voltage to another. Techincally, the power supply I am talking about should be called a "DC to DC power supply", as "DC to DC converter" implies it takes one voltage (ie. 12V) and converts it to another single voltage (ie. 5V).

No there isn't one!
Damn. Well, that's disappointing...
 
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