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looking for power supply info for Databrick II

Post by rebeltaz » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:10 pm

I know this is way obsolete, but I think it will serve my purposes.

I just bought a Datalux Databrick II portable computer with a touchscreen monitor on eBay that I am planning on using for a car MP3 player. I didn't think figuring out power supply would be a problem, but I was wrong...

From what I've seen the power requirements are quite forgiving - 8-16 vdc at 7.5-3.5 amps. You would think that should be simple. There is a 4-pin DIN connector for the power supply. I have determined that the top left pin is positive input and the lower right pin is ground. The problem is that the other two pins, instead of floating are tied to a four-pin SMD component that looks like a bridge rectifier, but it measures like a dual coil and the silkscreen label is L1. There's no battery, so I don't guess those are charging pins, but maybe they could be sensing of some sort, but nothing I've read mentions a secondary input voltage.

Does anybody have ANY information on this so I can power it up? And a manual would be nice, too. PDF, maybe?

Thanks...

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Re: looking for power supply info for Databrick II

Post by Janitor Tzap » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:19 pm

Hi rebeltaz,

I did a google search and came up with this web site.
http://www.datalux.com/vdatabrick_overview.asp

See if you can contact them for what you will need to power that old computer.


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Re: looking for power supply info for Databrick II

Post by rebeltaz » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:32 pm

Thank you Tzap, but that was the first place I went - straight to the manufacturer. Unfortunately, they informed me that most of the employees there don't even know about this device and therefore, were unable to be of any help.

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Re: looking for power supply info for Databrick II

Post by Janitor Tzap » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:07 am

Ok,
I see.....

Well, there are a few people on ebay that are selling Datalux Databrick II computers.
See if one of the sellers gives his/her E-mail address.
If so,
Ask him if he might be able to help you with the power connections.

Sorry,
That's the best I can come up with for now, Unless some one else has a better idea.


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Re: looking for power supply info for Databrick II

Post by rebeltaz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:25 am

You and I seem to be on the same wavelength... :grin:

That was the next step I took - asking around on eBay. So far no response. And the person selling just the computer is who I purchased this from in the first place, so they would be of no help...

Thanks anyway!

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Re: looking for power supply info for Databrick II

Post by rebeltaz » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:02 pm

Just in case anyone else needs this info... I have discovered (and verified) that the ground pin is indeed the lower right and the positive pin is the upper left. This is looking straight on at the power connector.

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