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  • OPUS Power Supply & 18 Volts

    I'm going to be using a Xenarc MP-SC8 in my project, but it requires a 19V feed. Does anyone have any experience with this box, and the power supply? I can't find any information on it on the Xenarc webite. I ordered the DC to DC adapter from them, but I don't know if it has any of the functionality of the OPUS power supplies to monitor voltage and condition the line. I'm wondering if I can or need to put an Opus in front of the Xenarc DC to DC adapter, and if so whether it will still provide the same functionality. Ideas?

  • #2
    BIG HINT: CARNETIX

    EDIT: please ignore the following comment as i didnt realise this is in the noob section

    for **** sake.

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    • #3
      just to help even more...http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=94

      (as you will see it is cheaper than the Opus too)

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      • #4
        Thanks for the "BIG HINT". I hadn't come across anything on Carnetix in the past few weeks.

        BTW - No harm, no foul. I know some of my questions are very elementary at this point, but I'll eventually be able to contribute to the forums as I get farther into this project.

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        • #5
          What is the spec on the xenarc Pc you are getting?

          The dc-dc you ordered from Xenarc is probably like a laptop dc-dc so it will have no SDC stuff or as good low input performance (ie for cranking). If it is a laptop dc-dc then the 140W carnetix should be fine.

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          • #6
            Pentium 4 Based, Small Footprint: 5.82"x10"x2.79"; Built-in Audio & Video, 6-Channel Surround sound, 10/100base-T Ethernet, 3-USB 2.0, 1 Fire-Wire, 1 SPDIF, 1 Mic-in, 1 Headphone out, 2 PS2, 1 Serial. 19V DC power input.

            Dimension (in): 5.82(W) x 10(D) x 2.79(H)
            Operating Temperature: 32°F ~ 122°F
            Weight: 3.3 lbs (barebone)
            Intel 865GV / ICH 5 Chipset
            FSB support up to 800Mhz
            Full support of Intel Hyper Threading Technology
            Dual Channel DDR support
            Processor: Pentium 4 (2.8Ghz)
            Memory: 1GB
            Video: Fully AGP v2.0 compliant, high performance
            256-Bit 3D/128-Bit 2D graphic engine, dual video overlay
            windows for Mirror Mode display
            Audio: Software AC 97 Audio CODEC
            Storage: One 2.5 inch Slim Hard Disk
            (Support ATA-33/66/100. MPSC8P only supports 2.5” HDD)
            Power input: 19V DC
            Chassis: Ultra light extruded Aluminum

            Xenarc TSV-700 touchscreen

            I opted for this setup due to the PCMCIA slot. I wanted to be able to use my Verizon wireless card for Internet access w/o being near a hot spot. I can't find any information about the Xenarc 12VDC to 19VDC power supply on their site.

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            • #7
              This is what I'm planning. If anyone sees potential problems, or has any suggestions, or comments,.......
              Please let me know.


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              • #8
                looks ok. i think.

                did you see the thread on the 5V addon for the carnetix? it will provide a third output at 5V (so you can set the secondary to 12V) and then you can power a USB hub/GPS etc etc.

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                • #9
                  One point about your connection diagram. The Carnetix has a dlyon output which would be better for the amp remote switch on.....
                  Old setup
                  Epia M10k, Cubid 2699R case, 512MB, 40GB 3.5" drive
                  New setup
                  Optiplex 260SX (2.8GHz P4, 512MB, 30GB, DVD)
                  Xenarc 700IDT, USB hub, 802.11g, bluetooth, P2140, P5V

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                  • #10
                    yeah good point. that should avoid the amp thud.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the heads up on the remote switch for the amp.

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                      • #12
                        2k5f150,

                        I have been looking at this same system. Do you know who the MB manufacturer is?

                        Originally posted by 2k5f150
                        Pentium 4 Based, Small Footprint: 5.82"x10"x2.79"; Built-in Audio & Video, 6-Channel Surround sound, 10/100base-T Ethernet, 3-USB 2.0, 1 Fire-Wire, 1 SPDIF, 1 Mic-in, 1 Headphone out, 2 PS2, 1 Serial. 19V DC power input.

                        Dimension (in): 5.82(W) x 10(D) x 2.79(H)
                        Operating Temperature: 32°F ~ 122°F
                        Weight: 3.3 lbs (barebone)
                        Intel 865GV / ICH 5 Chipset
                        FSB support up to 800Mhz
                        Full support of Intel Hyper Threading Technology
                        Dual Channel DDR support
                        Processor: Pentium 4 (2.8Ghz)
                        Memory: 1GB
                        Video: Fully AGP v2.0 compliant, high performance
                        256-Bit 3D/128-Bit 2D graphic engine, dual video overlay
                        windows for Mirror Mode display
                        Audio: Software AC 97 Audio CODEC
                        Storage: One 2.5 inch Slim Hard Disk
                        (Support ATA-33/66/100. MPSC8P only supports 2.5” HDD)
                        Power input: 19V DC
                        Chassis: Ultra light extruded Aluminum

                        Xenarc TSV-700 touchscreen

                        I opted for this setup due to the PCMCIA slot. I wanted to be able to use my Verizon wireless card for Internet access w/o being near a hot spot. I can't find any information about the Xenarc 12VDC to 19VDC power supply on their site.

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                        • #13
                          *noob*

                          what program did you use to generate that wiring diagram? it looks really good

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                          • #14
                            Will you need the iSense line? That's specifically for the Mac Mini. Not sure if your Xenarc needs it.
                            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                            I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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                            • #15
                              I think you might need more then a 15 amp main fuse off the battery

                              your 12v off the power supply alone will pull close to that, nevermind how much that JL amp is pulling.
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