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  • Inquiring Info on ITPS Power Sequencer?

    I am planning on building a mini-itx carputer with a dc-dc coverter. After reading the "Mini-ITX Power Solutions Automotive Solutions" pdf. It states thea ITPS is also recommended when using in a 12v system. My question is, Is this the same as a shutdown controller? Is anyone running a itx dc-dc system, if so what else is needed besides the converter, if order for it to work in a car. Please let me know asap.

    Thanks
    Squeeky

  • #2
    I think this is a shutdown controller for the PW-60 and -70 PSs. I emailed Andrei Bulucea at ituner.com about the availability of the ITPS. He said it should be one-two months.
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    • #3
      2 months is a long time...would anyone be interested in getting a group order of boards made for this? (just considering possibilities at this point)
      -SiliconIce

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      • #4
        Silicon, already have that started. I am talking with the company and will most likely be a "specialized" dealer. Similar to DigitalWW and DCCustoms I will offer a discount to mp3car members. Gotta keep it in the family

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        • #5
          I would be down to go in on a shutdown controller if need be. Actually it would even be nice to add a tank circuit in there .. Just so I dont have to build one //// But I do think that this could be a good idea.




          Sean

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          • #6
            Squeeky: cool! Keep us updated with the details. Any idea on the time element?
            -SiliconIce

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            • #7
              Some info

              Ok, been e-mailing with iTuner. As far as the product goes, it's still in production and a time frame of 1 month. I am setup to become a specialized merchant. Most likely being sold on ebay store. As far as the product there is no price set as of yet. Their dc-dc's retail at around 55, most likely this product would be included with a dc-dc and hopefully no more the $75 retail. As far as pricing goes I should be able to save mp3car members a couple dollars off retail, I'll be honest their wholesale isn't too much of a wholesale. I will also most likely be receiving a sample product in order to write a review for mini-box and mp3car. I will let everyone know as soon as i get the product, I'll post pics and a review after I get it installed.

              Thanks
              Squeeky

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              • #8
                Hmm, ok, so you will be selling ones they make. I was thinking about putting one together myself so I don't have to wait a month or two I'll have to see when I get around to it, it might be a month, but I hope not!
                -SiliconIce

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                • #9
                  Hey, while your talking to them - tell them to put a freaking 12v reg in the pw70 !!!
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                  Techonlogy on Wheels
                  http://www.hjnetworks.com/car

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                  • #10
                    So what's the beef with this then? The PW-60/70 PSU's are unregulated on the 12v line. This attachment to make it usable in a car is a shutdown controller, but presumably it's still unregulated 12v.

                    What gives?

                    GingerPrince

                    Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                    Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                    CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                    • #11
                      From the ituner website...
                      This
                      module will be able to sense ignition and shut-off/on your PC in a
                      safe manner and -provide further voltage regulation.
                      From that, I'd guess/assume that it will regulate the 12v line

                      Cheers,
                      Nick

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chiark
                        From the ituner website...


                        From that, I'd guess/assume that it will regulate the 12v line

                        Cheers,
                        Nick
                        Good point well made Hadn't been to the ituner website, just checked the minibox site, poor excuse but - meh!

                        GingerPrince

                        Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                        Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                        CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                        • #13
                          Their controller includes a low drop out 12v reg and a pic microcontroller to start up/shut down the pc.

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                          • #14
                            Microcontroller PIC chip

                            If anyone wants to design a board for this, and attempt to beat ituner in making these, I have a few extra PIC chips I'd program and send out if those can help me with a sample when finished

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Squeeky
                              If anyone wants to design a board for this, and attempt to beat ituner in making these, I have a few extra PIC chips I'd program and send out if those can help me with a sample when finished
                              That's what I was getting at earlier, I was wanting to make up some boards and build my own so as not to wait But I haven't had time to work on this at all yet...
                              -SiliconIce

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