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  • How to get powerd up in car?

    OK at the minute the power supply running to my computer which is going in the car is a standard one with a wall plug..

    How do i convert all this?

    Thanks shane

  • #2
    use power inverter.

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    • #3
      You can use an inverter , or replace your PSU with any dc-dc vehicle PSU
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      Remember - AMD Athlon XP (socket A) powers from 5v rail in most times !

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      • #4
        Or a DC/DC PSU like a Carnetix P2140, Opus , or other that will power your rig. See the FAQs
        Carputer Project Status:
        0% - Mobo died on 2/17/08
        Check out the worklog for my '01 Pathfinder.

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        • #5
          Usually I give advice raher than what I'm about to say:



          This really is a pretty basic knowledge which indicates you need to do a little research before continuing. There's reams of info on this site, take advantage of it by using the search button.

          I'll start off your quest with this though:

          DC-DC psu or if you really don't have much technical knowledge, inverter.

          If you're looking for a "what do I do" for everything, perhaps you should find a shop or someone to do it for you.

          Cheers

          BJ
          For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
          Leonardo Da Vinci

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          • #6
            i am not planing on asking continuous questions.... ive asked two.

            I will be finished as soon as i find a power inverter can anyone lead me to a good make?

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            • #7
              Plenty of people have used them with good and bad results. There is a lot of information on this site, you just have to look for it.
              Carputer Project Status:
              0% - Mobo died on 2/17/08
              Check out the worklog for my '01 Pathfinder.

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              • #8
                Look for true sine wave inverters. Everything else is modified sine wave.

                true sine wave inverters produce ac current the same as what comes out of your wall socket.

                Google.

                They ain't cheap though......

                A modifed sine wave can work, it's just not he best option and can lead to noise.

                if you don't care about any of this, head on down to walmart (or whatever department store in your area). they'll all be modified sine wave though.
                For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
                Leonardo Da Vinci

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                • #9
                  here...check out the inverters here...

                  http://www.donrowe.com/inverters/puresine.html
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                  Subwoofer: removed
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                  Amplifier#2 (Sub) removed
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                  • #10
                    Is this a desktop or laptop?

                    If it's a laptop, just get the car adapter for it.
                    For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
                    Leonardo Da Vinci

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Minimanshane View Post
                      OK at the minute the power supply running to my computer which is going in the car is a standard one with a wall plug..

                      How do i convert all this?

                      Thanks shane
                      Extension cord
                      ~Jimmy

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                      • #12
                        http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TBS-Victron-22...QQcmdZViewItem


                        Hows that? its a desktop i need to powere the desktop and the screen. i need uk plugs or maybe it doesnt mater.

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                        • #13
                          Probably too small.

                          What's the specs on your desktop?

                          What kind of screen?

                          BJ
                          For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
                          Leonardo Da Vinci

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JimmyFitz View Post
                            Extension cord

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                            • #15
                              Minimanshane,
                              Considering the lack of information you've provided, there's no way to offer anything byut generalized suggestions.

                              Those that uggested you search the forums are probably the best ones at this point. There is a wealth of information here that will aid you in your project. However it's not going to just jump at you to be held, read and studied. You've got to find it yourself, and sometimes you have to wade through a lot of crap to find what you need.
                              However, the information is there. Go get it.
                              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                              How about the Wiki?



                              Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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