Powering the YBox from another source
This is more of a general electronics question, but I'm a bit new to all of this, so maybe someone can help.
I'm hoping to power my Ybox2 off the same power as a small, black and white TV. I've taken the TV apart to do some other wiring, so I figured I could connect the positive and negative to the connections on the board of the TV and connect them to the Ybox2.
The TV is powered with a 12v power supply, which I know is too much for the Ybox. I created a small board with a 5v regulator. The power from the TV's power is soldered input connection, and I had the output soldered to a connection to the power plug on the Ybox2.
But the YBox2 won't turn on. I noticed the voltage on the regulator BEFORE I connect the YBox2 is around 5v, but after I connect the YBox2 to the output of the regulator, the voltage drops too low.
Anyone have any suggestions of how I can go about this? Or if it's even possible? I'm going to have to add a Wifi bridge at some point, so I'd rather not have this thing running off three different power adapters.