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  • Important CarPC Power question

    I have purchased myself a new CarPC its power pack transforms 110v to 12v 4500mA
    and...
    240v to 19v 2950mA

    now if i hookup this carpc strait to my car battery (without putting it through it power pack/transformer) which puts out appx 12.9v at 15-20 A will it be fine or will the amps be to much for it

  • #2
    im a tad new at this but it sounds like it should work
    but i would fuse that bad boy. with a 5 amp fuse or something.

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    • #3
      might i say your username is quite accurate...
      please read the FAQS and no dont do it the 12v is unregulated and will Blow the sensitive computer components
      search b4 u do then search again or else your username might be part of your future for sure
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      • #4
        so thats the point of the dc-dc converter...is to regulate it?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FelonyJake
          so thats the point of the dc-dc converter...is to regulate it?
          yes otherwise you have voltage spikes when u start your car etc
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          • #6
            i searched the faqs and there was nothing specifc to what i want to do they all talk about wanting to have use pcs that have 110v or 240v psu's where mine has 12-19v psu

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            • #7
              what he ment was that you dont have to use the transformer you have. (well really you cant without a inverter.) but if you are going to power it from your 12v car bat. that you should use a DC-DC converter. and there is plenty of info of them in the FAQ. and at the mp3car store.

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              • #8
                I must say that I'm dumbfounded.

                Why would you tell someone "sure, why not!" when you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about?
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                Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                • #9
                  http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51060

                  Even more important
                  Battery --> Regulator --> startup/shutdown controller --> Power supply --> Computer

                  That thread should help...

                  Most power supplies listed in the sites store and what not have built in Regulators and startup/shutdown controllers and are power supplies...

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