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    For example, when I fill up with gas but leave the key on ON its fine, but when I turn the key to start, the voltage drop causes the PC to reboot. I'm using one of zootjeff's DC to DC power supplies.

    Any ideas on what I can do? would a tank circuit fix the problem?
    24 y/o w/ Silver/Red
    2000 Honda S2000

    http://www.squeezer.net

  • #2
    ya build a tank circuit
    '98 Explorer Sport
    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
    80% done

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    • #3
      You can try a .5 > 1 farod cap used for car audio to keep the current up while cranking, if that is your problem. 1 farod would be overkill, but half farods are hard to find (for me anyway).

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      • #4
        cool. does anyone know where I can buy the mbr3045 diode and a 25v 22000uF capacitor?
        24 y/o w/ Silver/Red
        2000 Honda S2000

        http://www.squeezer.net

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        • #5
          Originally posted by e_fractal
          You can try a .5 > 1 farod cap used for car audio to keep the current up while cranking, if that is your problem. 1 farod would be overkill, but half farods are hard to find (for me anyway).

          But .. how do turn on your PC? It could alao be a problem with a remote wire off your ignition, pending how you hooked it up.
          I have it wired into the fuse panel under my driver side dash. it has 3 connectors for a spade connector. one is always hot, one is hot when key is turned to ON, other is hot when headlights are on. I have it wired into the one that becomes hot when key it turned to ON.
          24 y/o w/ Silver/Red
          2000 Honda S2000

          http://www.squeezer.net

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          • #6
            I found out that my car has a relay that drops power from there while cranking, and I was told of an alternate power source before the relay to use.
            24 y/o w/ Silver/Red
            2000 Honda S2000

            http://www.squeezer.net

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            • #7
              most cars cut the acc power wile cranking - my 2000 Civic does this through the key switch.

              You learn a lot when you install remote starters
              Gizmo-
              Techonlogy on Wheels
              http://www.hjnetworks.com/car

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              • #8
                gotta love the Opus for things like this. Build a tank circuit.
                Mine needs to be updated.

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