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    Hi car enthusiasts,
    I hope you help me in my silly questions as you always do.
    I'm using a 450W inverter on my computer which has a AC PSU, do I need a DC-DC regulator for the voltage peeks?
    I have a bluetooth car kit from Nokia, how can I include it in my audio system? Or better, how use my carputer as a bluetooth headset? I know Road Runner has something like this but I'm totally lost with it.
    Unless I get a shutdown controller, I will have to manually shutdown/hibernate my carputer before turning off the ignition, so which one do you recommend?
    And one more thing, is there anything that I could do to protect the carputer from vibrations?
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Originally posted by eagleslayor View Post
    Hi car enthusiasts,
    I hope you help me in my silly questions as you always do.
    I'm using a 450W inverter on my computer which has a AC PSU, do I need a DC-DC regulator for the voltage peeks?
    No.
    A DC-DC power supply is a better solution than an inverter, mind you.
    I have a bluetooth car kit from Nokia, how can I include it in my audio system? Or better, how use my carputer as a bluetooth headset? I know Road Runner has something like this but I'm totally lost with it.
    You need a bluetooth adapter for the PC that will interface with your phone. The BT adapter would need to support the audio gateway.
    Unless I get a shutdown controller, I will have to manually shutdown/hibernate my carputer before turning off the ignition, so which one do you recommend?
    http://store.mp3car.com/Micro_Shutdo..._p/pwr-007.htm
    zootjeff (a member here) makes awesome products and provides top-shelf support.

    I recommend looking into an all-in one DC-DC power supply with integrated shutdown controller. You can lose the inverter or keep it for other purposes and have all the benefits of a DC-DC PSU (less size, less heat, less EMI, etc).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
      No.
      A DC-DC power supply is a better solution than an inverter, mind you.

      You need a bluetooth adapter for the PC that will interface with your phone. The BT adapter would need to support the audio gateway.

      http://store.mp3car.com/Micro_Shutdo..._p/pwr-007.htm
      zootjeff (a member here) makes awesome products and provides top-shelf support.

      I recommend looking into an all-in one DC-DC power supply with integrated shutdown controller. You can lose the inverter or keep it for other purposes and have all the benefits of a DC-DC PSU (less size, less heat, less EMI, etc).
      thanks for the reply,
      It is difficult for me to get access to a DC-DC PSU here in South Africa especially due to the price, so I will have to keep my AC PSU. My bluetooth dongle does support Audio Gateway but I don't know how to make use of it as a headset, I think the only way I can use it is if I have wireless speakers or bluetooth headphones. I will ask in the Road Runner forum about this.
      What fuse should I use with my 450W power inverter?
      Any other tips?
      Thanks again

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      • #4
        Couldnt you get one shipped? Or are there customs problems? No idea, just talking.

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        • #5
          No problems, but its expensive. I would like to have this done within the following week as I'm going for holidays, if anyone could give me directions, I would be glad.
          Thanks

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