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  • Startup Shutdown controller for ION board

    I come to the experts of mp3car.com for advice. I recently purchased the ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom 330 1.6GHz Dual-Core 441 NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo from NewEgg.com.

    I am here looking for a startup and shutdown controller I can use to control it. You will see it has a built in 90w power supply that I will be directly hooking to the car battery but want a controller to handle startup and shutdown from the ignition. I have searched the site for something like this. I found one very nice install on a 2006 civic that has an LCD and everything but it looks like a lot of soldering to me. I would like a plug and plug setup if possible.

    Can anyone recommend a controller I can buy from the internet? ALL of the controllers google returned to me are no longer available to buy.

  • #2
    being that you have the board, maybe you can answer the question that has been bothering me-- is the power adapters output 12volts, or 18-19volts dc?

    if it is 18-19 volts(i thought most of the boards with single power adapters like that were), there are the carnetix power supplys that can power it, and provide a startup/shutdown controller.
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

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    • #3
      Yes you are correct. It is 19v, 4.74amp output from the AC power supply. Carnetics looks like the way to go, thanks man.

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      • #4
        this will work too.. full automotive intellegent mode..

        http://www.mini-box.com/DCDC-USB

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Z0rr0 View Post
          this will work too.. full automotive intellegent mode..

          http://www.mini-box.com/DCDC-USB
          AWW MAN! smaller form factor, config software, usb and cheaper. Too bad i already bought the carnetix one.

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          • #6
            That's awesome! I've been looking for something like this. I have a Lenovo Q150. It takes 19volts in and the manual says the closest it can be set to is 18v but hopefully that's close enough. Thanks Z0rr0!

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            • #7
              could this one (http://www.mini-box.com/DCDC-USB ) be used with an acer revo? I know they're 19V as well - it would be a cool solution if so - thoughts anyone?

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              • #8
                Actually, it looks like through software this can be set to 19v. I wonder if this could work for my Acer Aspire Revo as well. I've been using a laptop adapter with no problems so for, but I would like an auto shutdown and startup as well.
                You are never done installing a CarPC.

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                • #9
                  I emailed them about the USB controller and the Revo specifically - this is the response I got back -
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                  The DCDC-USB is a suitable product, you can set it to output 19V without any problems. Should you need other details, please contact us!

                  Best regards,
                  Cristi Ciubotaru.
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                  Sounds like we've got a plan!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vexter0944 View Post
                    I emailed them about the USB controller and the Revo specifically - this is the response I got back -
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                    The DCDC-USB is a suitable product, you can set it to output 19V without any problems. Should you need other details, please contact us!

                    Best regards,
                    Cristi Ciubotaru.
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                    Sounds like we've got a plan!
                    Cool! It will be a while until I can get digging back in my setup, though. If you get one and get it working well; update us and maybe show some pics of how it went! Good luck!
                    You are never done installing a CarPC.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Spikemonkey View Post
                      Cool! It will be a while until I can get digging back in my setup, though. If you get one and get it working well; update us and maybe show some pics of how it went! Good luck!

                      I'll be happy to do so. I've been out of the scene for a while - so I'm catching back up - a LOT has changed in the 4-5 years I've been out. So I'm just researching and trying to get a grasp on it all - so it'll be a while for me too - but things have come a long way since then - so I'm expecting a little smooth however not trouble free ride this go 'round

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                      • #12
                        I have a Revo as well and decided on the P1900 because it also outputs the 12v my screen needs.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Penzance View Post
                          I have a Revo as well and decided on the P1900 because it also outputs the 12v my screen needs.
                          Very valid point! Thanks for the input - much appreciated!

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