12V Flip-down VGA monitor and CPU
I have purchased a Shuttle X-mini as a CPU to run my navigation software (Navionics) on a 45' sailboat. We are headed across the Atlantic next month! Anyhow, I have 2 issues.
1) Where do I get a 12v-12v voltage regulator? Basically, my batteries are anywhere from 12-13.4V but my computer can only accept 12V. It isn't too tolerant on variations in voltage.
2) I am looking for one (or two) 12V monitors so I don't have to deal with the inverter. I would like them to be flip-down as space is an issue. I am looking in the 10-12" range. 19" is way too big.
BTW, will my computer have any issues running a 12V monitor? I mean, wouldn't it naturally expect a 110V monitor? Maybe the CPUs signal is voltage-independent, I dunno.
Any other tips on configuring this system openly and greatly appreciated! Thanks!