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  • Has anyone bought this?

    Looks like a good deal...
    http://store.yahoo.com/ituner/carkit.html

    P.S. I would like to speak to anyone who has installed a carputer in a diesel vehicle. What concerns regarding key on wait for glow plug warm up...etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    Kenwood KVT-911DVD
    Sony XVM-R75
    Morex 3688
    VIA EPIA M10000
    512mb DDR
    Windows XP Pro
    Linksys Wireless-G

  • #2
    I have installed a carputer in a Vauxhall Corsa 1.5 Turbo Diesel. What are your concerns regarding glow plug warm up all about? I don't think it changes much as far as a carputer installation goes.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rob Withey
      I have installed a carputer in a Vauxhall Corsa 1.5 Turbo Diesel. What are your concerns regarding glow plug warm up all about? I don't think it changes much as far as a carputer installation goes.
      Well, my concern is that when I turn on key to acc position to warm up glow plug, PC will start to boot. When glow plug is warm and I turn the key to crank I believe it will kill the power to the PC momentarily. On my Kenwood head unit it does this. Basically it causes the booting process to interrupt.

      http://www.kenwoodusa.com/product/pr...productId=2375
      Kenwood KVT-911DVD
      Sony XVM-R75
      Morex 3688
      VIA EPIA M10000
      512mb DDR
      Windows XP Pro
      Linksys Wireless-G

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      • #4
        Originally posted by milleda31
        Well, my concern is that when I turn on key to acc position to warm up glow plug, PC will start to boot. When glow plug is warm and I turn the key to crank I believe it will kill the power to the PC momentarily. On my Kenwood head unit it does this. Basically it causes the booting process to interrupt.

        http://www.kenwoodusa.com/product/pr...productId=2375
        It won't cause the PC to reboot if you have a good power supply.

        And the power supply that comes as part of that kit won't be good for what you want. Really, the main option is an Opus, or something like a Sproggy if you feel like soldering it all yourself.


        Garry
        Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
        www.aimee.cc

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        • #5
          Originally posted by milleda31
          Well, my concern is that when I turn on key to acc position to warm up glow plug, PC will start to boot. When glow plug is warm and I turn the key to crank I believe it will kill the power to the PC momentarily. On my Kenwood head unit it does this. Basically it causes the booting process to interrupt.

          http://www.kenwoodusa.com/product/pr...productId=2375
          Don't have that problem with mine. Machine survives cranking, glow plug heating, shutting down, cranking again, whatever... But then my power solution is a little unique. I have a custom ISR based power supply, remote power on signal from hacked headunit, the main power line to PC is always live, even when the key is out.
          Old Systems retired due to new car
          New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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          • #6
            I have also been researching this, I ended up calling opus solutions and asked them about diesel setups and they said it would work fine. I will know for sure when I build my setup in May.
            '99 F-350 Crew 7.3L~'02 F-350 Crew 7.3L~ '04 Dakota SLT+ 4.7L
            MII12000opus120~MII12000opus120~MII10000opus150
            NA~Senao dual 7.4 ant~Orinoco Gold
            Pioneer~Pioneer~PG Octane-R R5.1MT
            Xenarc, Rikaline6010, Garmin OEM16 HVS, CoPilot10

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            • #7
              Made the plunge

              OK, bought this...
              http://store.ituner.com/ituner/carkit.html

              And this...
              http://www.morexintl.com/Morex%203688.htm (in black)

              What else do I need to get up and running...
              HDD
              CD/DVD drive
              Memory???
              OS
              Kenwood KVT-911DVD
              Sony XVM-R75
              Morex 3688
              VIA EPIA M10000
              512mb DDR
              Windows XP Pro
              Linksys Wireless-G

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              • #8
                You need a power supply that will work. Like the OPUS...


                Originally posted by milleda31
                OK, bought this...
                http://store.ituner.com/ituner/carkit.html

                And this...
                http://www.morexintl.com/Morex%203688.htm (in black)

                What else do I need to get up and running...
                HDD
                CD/DVD drive
                Memory???
                OS

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Izik
                  You need a power supply that will work. Like the OPUS...
                  The power supply that comes with the kit wont?
                  Kenwood KVT-911DVD
                  Sony XVM-R75
                  Morex 3688
                  VIA EPIA M10000
                  512mb DDR
                  Windows XP Pro
                  Linksys Wireless-G

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                  • #10
                    it will not survive crank
                    Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
                    Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by brrman
                      it will not survive crank
                      So I'll have the minor annoyance of powering on the PC after I start the vehicle. I think this will be fine since I have a remote starter and can't concieve of an instance where I'd want to leave the PC on while I'm out of my truck.

                      Thanks for the input, I value your opinion. Think I'll get by with what I have until more options come along.
                      Kenwood KVT-911DVD
                      Sony XVM-R75
                      Morex 3688
                      VIA EPIA M10000
                      512mb DDR
                      Windows XP Pro
                      Linksys Wireless-G

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by milleda31
                        So I'll have the minor annoyance of powering on the PC after I start the vehicle. I think this will be fine since I have a remote starter and can't concieve of an instance where I'd want to leave the PC on while I'm out of my truck.

                        Thanks for the input, I value your opinion. Think I'll get by with what I have until more options come along.
                        You will get by just fine with what you have purchased - partuicularly if you don't much care about using the PC while the car's engine is off. I know that the name "Opus" is mentioned about 284 times each day within these forums, and it is a fine product for what it is intended. Nonetheless, your setup will also work just fine for your intentions.

                        My 3 cents...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dnorrell
                          I know that the name "Opus" is mentioned about 284 times each day within these forums, and it is a fine product for what it is intended. Nonetheless, your setup will also work just fine for your intentions.
                          Indeed. Opus isn't the end of the story, there are plenty of alternatives. The combination of an ITPS and a pw series power supply is one that many people use with success.
                          Old Systems retired due to new car
                          New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                          • #14
                            Here is a better option than the PW series: http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/mpd810.asp $79 direct from Arise. The PW series does not regulate the 12v line, putting big limitations on your system design, and seems to be especially susceptible to cranking issues.

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