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    I want to solve the problem of my car pc cutting of whenever I start my car. Will I need a capacitor to do this?? If so how many farads do I need??

  • #2
    please describe your equipment? most epia power supplies, like the m1/m2-atx and opus can survive cranking. how new is your battery?

    if you're running an inverter you should look into tank circuits (adding a wheel chair battery to help survive cranking)
    New System in progress:
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    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scott_fx
      please describe your equipment? most epia power supplies, like the m1/m2-atx and opus can survive cranking. how new is your battery?

      if you're running an inverter you should look into tank circuits (adding a wheel chair battery to help survive cranking)
      I'm using one of those mini E-Vectra PCs being power directly from the battery by way of an inverter.
      What I really want to do is locate the pc in my trunk, but I don't know how to connect a start up shut down controller.

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      • #4
        i'm pretty sure, in order to survive cranking with an inverter you'll need a tank circuit. do a and you'll find all the info you need
        New System in progress:
        M10k
        Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
        Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
        Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
        Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
        Transflective Xenarc

        My Car Pc Install
        My Boat Pc worklog

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        • #5
          I use an 700 watt (1000 watt max) vector inverter with an diehard gold battery and I survive cranking no problem. I just brought a startup/shutdown controller, but pretty confusing to me. I asked around about hooking it up but no one seemed to want to help. Here is a link to my thread...

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