View Full Version : Using Headrest LCD a Monitor
11-22-2005, 07:55 PM
I have access to a Headrest Lcd Monitor Rockwood (Xr-6450) http://store.teptronics.com/xx5hemo.html
The connection to the power is this type
It uses S-Video connection. I'm trying to figure out how I can use this monitor with the dvx. I know I can find a battery pack with the before mentioned power connection. The way the monitor is setup there is a svideo connection coming from the monitor then another svideo cable that splits into a rca video connection and the power connection. What I wonder is can the s-video connection carry the power ?
I have no way to test this theory without buying all the equipment .
Does anybody have any info for something like this?
11-22-2005, 08:17 PM
I've done something very similar. I powered the monitor with a bescor battery that has a cigarette lighter plug. I don't think the svideo connection will carry the power.
11-22-2005, 09:04 PM
Well what's strange about the connection is the only cable going directly into the Lcd is a s-video connection (6-pin) Then that s-vid connects to another s-video which is split on the end with the power and rca video. Now what I can't figure out is how can that be possible ?
Also what did you use for when you did it ?
11-22-2005, 09:47 PM
Are you certain that this is an S-Video (Y/C) connector or could it be just a 6 pin DIN?
S-Video uses a 4 pin DIN which looks similar in appearance to a 6 pin DIN but that may be where the similarity ends.
11-23-2005, 01:07 AM
The s-video cable is to connect to the main dispaly, where its powered by the main monitor. You can find these monitors in your local wal-mart.
11-23-2005, 05:40 AM
I found an image of the connection and I think you are right about it being a 6 pin din
What is the difference between that an S-video ?
11-23-2005, 07:08 AM
Silver. That is not an S-video connection. I have a similar LCD and it is used to connect power, ground, audio and video. Might look like S-video, but it's just a round connector for power/video
Edit: If it's new you should have the cable that connects to it and you can power it with a universal A/C adapter that does 12 volts - Just cut off tip. That's what I did - Or a battery pack from a RC car is supposed to work but have never tried... Video connection is RCA from cam.
11-23-2005, 08:04 AM
I looked at the link provided in detail and it can clearly be seen from the specifications that this monitor lacks S-Video capabilities. The specs read as follows:
Screen Size: 5.6"
Power Source: DC12V+/--10%
Power Consumption: <5W
Video Input: Composition Video Signal
Operating Temperature: 0 C-60 C
Storage Temperature: -20 C-80 C
The 6 pin DIN connector is likely both the power and COMPOSITE video input path. There is no mention of a Y/C (S-Video) capability. You will need to know the proper pin out of this connector to utilize the monitor.
11-23-2005, 08:19 AM
I do have the cable that connect to it So I assume all I need is a power adapter and I should be good to go ?
The power adapters on this page are what I'm looking at.
Do these look like they will work ?
11-23-2005, 08:27 AM
Now that the cable/connector question has been resolved, lets look at your next question.
Since the power consumption is listed in the specifications as "<5W" then a little bit of math tells us that the current requirements would be I = P/E or I = 5W/12V or .416 Amps. From the link that you have provided, both of the adapters will provide adequate power but for a bit of headroom, go with the 1 Amp one (PWR-1AR). I am assuming that your term "power adapter" is intended to indicate an AC power source and not a storage (battery) solution.
11-23-2005, 08:36 AM
I was actually looking at the AC power source and the Battery solution. Preferrably I would want both. The AC for indoor shoots and the Battery solution for outdoors and whenever a power source isn't available.
11-29-2005, 12:36 AM
Here found this one..
11-29-2005, 07:14 AM
I actually got the monitor to work. I went to radioshack and bought the appropiate power adapter and it started working. The lcd that you showed me however looks far better than the one I have
11-29-2005, 07:45 AM
"The lcd that you showed me however looks far better than the one I have"-
- - - - BUT LOOK AT THE PRICE !!!!!!!
a thousand dollar lcd monitor SHOULD look better than a $150 one !!!
11-29-2005, 08:23 AM
Wow thanks for bringing that to my attention because I was feeling sorry for myself thinking I got cheated