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    Just saw this M3-ATX

    http://www.mini-box.com/M3-ATX-DC-DC...=8&category=13

    it looks like a good replacement for m2-atx,i like its small size,it looks best for in dash pc installation

    i wanted to know more about it before i get one otherwise will get m2-atx.
    it has all features of m2-atx(hope i did not miss any) and it can work independently without any regulated power supply i suppose.

    m a computers student so dont know much about power or voltages.hope i can get some help here.
    any comments or views?

  • #2
    It's just the PicoPSU that accepts a wider voltage range.
    Not anything new & exciting, IMO.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
      It's just the PicoPSU that accepts a wider voltage range.
      Not anything new & exciting, IMO.
      i was gonna say.. did they ever work out the bugs for the m2's lol.
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      • #4
        there is something new

        M2-ATX 160W $90

        M3-ATX 125W $80 - programmable timing!


        programmable timing is new, something I desire for my applications.
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        • #5
          One thing that I simply cannot grasp is the fact that both the M1 and M2, and now the M3, have a floppy power connection... And they actually advertise it.



          I mean, come on!? Who in their right mind has a floppy drive attached to their CarPC?
          I'd gladly swap it out for the much needed standard HDD power connector.
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          • #6
            alot of the Laptop optical disk to ide adapters I have used have the floppy connector insted of the larger molex

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            • #7
              Originally posted by b10hazard View Post
              alot of the Laptop optical disk to ide adapters I have used have the floppy connector insted of the larger molex
              Ditto for CF adapters
              ~Jimmy

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              • #8
                is this picoPSU worth buying...... what is the difference between M2-ATX and this M3-ATX????

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                • #9




                  40watts and some real estate.
                  Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                  How about the Wiki?



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                  • #10
                    also appears to have an input to plug the ign wire for your amp.. not that that ever really worked on the m2 model.
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                    • #11
                      I think Im going to buy this. I wanted the 160W but we will see how this works. Im running two USB flash drives for my HDD so thats a pretty small voltage. I could possibly have up to 6 USB components plugged in at the same time though... Im going to have to sit down and calculate all of this. The size is pretty appealing though.

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                      • #12
                        BlackSunCeliGT,can u let us all know (when u buy it) whether it has any issues?This could be the next best psu bcoz of its small size.

                        Has anyone tried PicoPSU (M3-ATX) yet?

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                        • #13
                          I actually changed my mind once again, I started out buying a shutdown controller, then had them cancel that order. Next I was thinking about the M3 however, I just bought a SX270 and I would like to get a high end Carnetix PSU for it instead. So I think I have settled on the CNX-P2140 for sure. Sorry about that. I was going to buy a Pico-ITX and this would have worked perfect for it but now that size is not as much of an issue there is no need for it.

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                          • #14
                            i think i will go with the m2-atx bcoz will be connecting many components so will need more power. Still would like to hear how m3-atx works...

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                            • #15
                              By experience, I rather stick with the M2-ATX because it is the most reliable unit I've ever seen. It got wet last night because I didn't fully closed the tailgate on my SUV and I lost auto capabilities (turning it on/off by ignition) and all I did this morning was to let it toast under the caribbean sun for a good hour and voila, there it was, strong as ever. Besides, the +12V rail is only 4 to 6A on the M3. Don't get me wrong, it apears to be a good unit, but I don't see the P4 connector anywhere like on the M2.

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