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    refernce to this post: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=20660

    Summary: want to use my carputer with standby but i leave my car sitting idle for days at a time (3+ days) and ive been advised that may drain the battery

    soo...
    would it be at all possible to have an inactivity timer that when the computer is inactive for say 2 days the computer automatically shuts down
    2004 G35 Coupe project

  • #2
    A quick search yeilded this:

    http://download.com.com/3000-2094-10...ml?tag=lst-0-3

    I'm sure there's similar software out there that's free if you look hard enough.
    www.arbybean.com

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    • #3
      problem with software is that while in standy nothing is operational/running (afaik)
      2004 G35 Coupe project

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      • #4
        aolhater wants a hardware timer
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        • #5
          Originally posted by aoLhaTer
          refernce to this post: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=20660

          Summary: want to use my carputer with standby but i leave my car sitting idle for days at a time (3+ days) and ive been advised that may drain the battery

          soo...
          would it be at all possible to have an inactivity timer that when the computer is inactive for say 2 days the computer automatically shuts down
          I believe an OPUS PSU monitors the input voltage and when it gets down to a certain level it shuts off. 'course, that's not a shutdown but it will stop your battery draining!
          Laidback


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Laidback
            I believe an OPUS PSU monitors the input voltage and when it gets down to a certain level it shuts off.
            However, that is a hard power cut.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by P4_2.66GHz
              However, that is a hard power cut.
              I know, I was editing while you wrote
              Laidback


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              • #8
                Originally posted by P4_2.66GHz
                However, that is a hard power cut.
                I know nothing about the Opus, but could you somehow wire the Opus low voltage shutdown to the power button of the computer. XP has a feature that shutdowns windows when the computer's power button is pressed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by crook999
                  I XP has a feature that shutdowns windows when the computer's power button is pressed.
                  Go on, you're winding us up!!!

                  No, I don't think you can easily connect them together.....but I'm ready to be corrected!

                  Edit: Well, it could be done... if the OPUS controlled *another* shutdown controller, then when the battery gets to low, it tells the other shutdown controller to shutdown windows......
                  Laidback


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by crook999
                    XP has a feature that shutdowns windows when the computer's power button is pressed.
                    Which, since the computer is already in standby, would turn the computer
                    right back on.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by frodobaggins
                      Which, since the computer is already in standby, would turn the computer
                      right back on.
                      Ah, he meant when it's already in standby?
                      Laidback


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                      • #12
                        i spoke with chris from opus prior to all of this (a while ago) and inquired about the low battery shutoff

                        the opus psu will shut off if the battery voltage dips below 11v for more than 10 seconds
                        BUT this only happens when the computer is on, not when its in standby
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