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  • Substitute for M3-ATX?

    Hey guys.
    Im looking for a substitute for my M3-ATX. Its producing a LOT of interference plus its not working properly (shuts down at every engine start, even though theres enough power).

    It should have the same pico-PSU format and also the same features. I also might be able to put a small box outside of the PC case, if there are no picoPSUs with automatic shutdown/start, etc.

    Any suggestions? Is there maybe a PSU out now that is much better than the M3-ATX?
    TIA!

  • #2
    There are a number of PSUs that are better (more power, better SSDC circuitry, etc.), but not in that formfactor.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Yeah, I feared as much.
      But is there no way to get the same functions with a different picoPSU + a small intelligent external USP?

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      • #4
        PicoPSU models don't have startup/shutdown controller. They also require regulated 12vDC.
        Those two attributes make them a poor choice for in-car use.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          Yeah of course. Thats why I was asking about an external USP that could add a regulated 12V line and automatic shutdown/startup/hibernate functions.

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          • #6
            Honestly, you're better off just getting an DC-DC ATX power supply like an M2ATX and mounting it externally.
            You'll end up spending less and end up with all the functionality you want.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              Mx-ATX PSUs all have these horrible interferences, no matter if mounted inside the case or outside of it. That is the main reason why I want to get rid of mine.

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              • #8
                Then look into other models of DC-DC PSU.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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                • #9
                  Uh, thats what I did...
                  I didnt find any, and thats why I posted here...

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                  • #10
                    What about the DSATX (http://store.mp3car.com/Mp3Car_DSATX_p/pwr-023.htm)?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
                      ...
                      lol, at least the m3 shows up in the ad's at the top!!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gullimonster View Post
                        Uh, thats what I did...
                        I didnt find any, and thats why I posted here...
                        Then you're not looking very hard.
                        Seriously... There is a store associated with these forums that carries a wide range of DC-DC PSU's.
                        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                        How about the Wiki?



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                        • #13
                          I looked very hard. I still didnt find one that fits my needs. Thats why I asked here, if there is anything in the making or if a combination of 2 components is possible.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Diablo2424 View Post
                            Thanks, the best help here so far. However I already looked at it and its too big to fit anywhere near the PC. Inside it is no space at all. Also I havent seen an external case for it.

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                            • #15
                              there is a external case for the m4 psu, and i believe the opus-series psus'(not sold in the store) also have cases available.
                              My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                              "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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