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  • Via Epia MB with buildin DC-DC converter

    Anyone knows if its possible to just feed this MB from car battery without any PSU

    http://www.viavpsd.com/product/epia_...herboardId=201


    Regards,

    Bruno

  • #2
    Umm ... the manual is posted there too. Section C (page 84).

    Input Voltage: 11.4V - 12.6V.

    The operating guide states
    For the VIA EPIA TC the AC adapter must run at 12, 5A, and 60W.
    It doesn't look too promising for use without regulation and VIA isn't marketing it to be used that way. Basically this board is like the M series board but with a PW70 built in. Without regulation this is probably going to run unreliably and potentially even get damaged.

    Do a search around here. There are solutions to build a 12VDC regulator that can be used as an input to this board (or a PW60). A standard laptop car adapter (Radio Shack) would work. Also I believe MikeH is working on a commercial solution that might work also.
    2004 4runner

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    • #3
      This MB was talked about a while back.

      It will only be released to OEM's. No release to the general public planned, so it will remain a dream for us.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NewTechFool
        This MB was talked about a while back.

        It will only be released to OEM's. No release to the general public planned, so it will remain a dream for us.
        Looks like you can buy it right now, if you want.
        http://www.logicsupply.com/product_i...roducts_id/174
        2004 4runner

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        • #5
          Too cool. I did sign the partition to have VIA release it to the general public. See your vote counts...

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