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    some car adapters for laptop computers give out the correct output. here's one example. 11-15v dc -> 12dc 5a (60W) that should be the right solution for some people.

    http://www.shoplaptop.net/autpowadforc7.html

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    when starting you car, the voltage can drop to as low as 8v's there for causing restarts. This has been mentioned before please search next time

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    • #3
      Originally posted by krystar
      some car adapters for laptop computers give out the correct output. here's one example. 11-15v dc -> 12dc 5a (60W) that should be the right solution for some people.

      http://www.shoplaptop.net/autpowadforc7.html

      Hmm, That is quite interesting, Thanks for pointing that out! I just ordered my new epia, and might use that very idea to power it With my setup I don't have to worry about the voltage dropping at startup, thanks anyway for the warning squeeky
      My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/node/18137
      Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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      • #4
        Thanks for the input, easy solution, how come no-one thought of it until now?
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        • #5
          It has been thought of, read the post by Squeeky above. You have the same problems as using an inverter (I suspect). You can lose power if the voltage drops from starting, ect... That means your CarPC would have to re-start anytime that happens.

          Say you are on a trip and stop at the store for a drink, you may be inside for 5 minutes and have to restart your CarPC, with other power supplies like Opus you don't have to worry about this type of situation. So if you don't mind ONLY using your CarPC when the engine is running then this is a good solution.

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          • #6
            You could always use a tank circuit (battery + diode) to fix this niggle.
            My Setup

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            • #7
              Well, if you're just looking for an easy way out, I think Radioshack sells a DC-DC that has a switch for 9-15V.

              Edit: http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=273%2D1817

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              • #8
                What are you going to power with 1.2A? Not a CarPC.

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