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    If I ran with this case.

    Travla C134 Mini-ITX Case (EPIA M) (Internal Power Supply: Built-in 60W DC power board.)

    Scrool down a little after clicking the link.
    http://www.mini-itx.com/store/default.asp?c=3#p262


    Does that mean i dont need to buy an Opus power supply? Does that mean that I can plug this unit directly into the car power?

    Thanx
    James

  • #2
    you don't need an opus, but you do need to regulate your car power to 12V (car power is usually running at about 14V with engine on). You should also consider that your pc will not stay on during cranking etc.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by grahamrb
      you don't need an opus, but you do need to regulate your car power to 12V (car power is usually running at about 14V with engine on). You should also consider that your pc will not stay on during cranking etc.
      what i can buy to regulate the car power?

      thanx
      James

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      • #4
        Originally posted by siueclipse
        what i can buy to regulate the car power?

        thanx
        James
        Check out this thread.
        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=19564
        The car adapter they're talking about is a pretty simple solution.
        - Sony XAV-7W In-Dash 7" LCD
        - Via EPIA 800MHz
        - 256MB SDRAM
        - 40GB HDD
        - Targus Wireless Remote
        - Win 98SE
        See it Here
        or Here (cardomain.com)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by _maelstrom
          Check out this thread.
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=19564
          The car adapter they're talking about is a pretty simple solution.
          A simple car adapter for notebook is ok ???
          Are there some parameters to look for ????

          thanks

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          • #6
            youd basically have to find the correct polarity plug for plugging into the itx cases. milliamps shouldn't matter because the pc will take what it needs and nothing more. this is a guess btw..

            james

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bambuzao
              A simple car adapter for notebook is ok ???
              Are there some parameters to look for ????

              thanks
              That adapter is all I've been using with my Epia for the last few months. It takes 10.5V to 15.5V input and regulates it to 12V. The plug on the end is the correct size and polarity for the Epia boards.

              What type of motherboard are you using in your system?
              - Sony XAV-7W In-Dash 7" LCD
              - Via EPIA 800MHz
              - 256MB SDRAM
              - 40GB HDD
              - Targus Wireless Remote
              - Win 98SE
              See it Here
              or Here (cardomain.com)

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