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  • new 170w psu. very very expensive

    Look at this. Its nice but no way is it worth that much.

    http://www.amtrade.com/pc_power/slim_12v_dc_power.htm

  • #2
    It is not regulated, so it is pretty useless for in-car use

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    • #3
      What does that mean? Ive used a 250 dc-dc psu and ive never had a problem with it.

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      • #4
        It means that particular dc-dc that you linked to on accepts an input of 12V not 9V not 13V therefore in a car where the voltage ranges from below 12v when the battery is low or during crank and up to 14v when the engine is running, with an unregulated PSU either it will shut down because the voltage is out of range, or it will supply your motherboard with incorrect (higher) voltages.

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        • #5
          Ah I see. Either way still way to expensive for what it is. Id be really happy with my 250w one if it was a little smaller. Thing is regular psu size. But it does survive the crank so...

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          • #6
            what 250w power supply are you using that survives crank?

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            • #7
              wait a sec. couldnt you feed it from an ITPS that does regulate the 12 volt line?

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              • #8
                Nope, ITPS regulator is 5A max, ie, 60W.
                Old Systems retired due to new car
                New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                • #9
                  If you're willing to justify spending >300 for that PSU, buy an opus (It's 150 watts, voltage regulation, crank survival, 1/2 the cost).
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                  • #10
                    I agree, my Opus just arrived (only 2 week or so wait). Its a quality supply and came complete with cables, including the 2x2 12v supply some ATX boards need for AGP power. Neat. Opus has a great reputation. When my replacement m/b arrives I look forward to seeing it working.
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                    • #11
                      this one.

                      http://www.orbitmicro.com/products/p...2/KPDX250H.htm

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by zijester
                        I've never seen this linked before.. You holding out on us zijester?

                        This with a good shutdown controller would be great.. Just a bit big for my needs..
                        www.DurangoSUV.com

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                        • #13
                          people people http://www.mini-itx.com/store/default.asp?c=10#p1808

                          just add ITPS to it and make ITPS unregulated
                          MG ZR CARPUTER (UNITED KINGDOM)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Durango Kid
                            I've never seen this linked before.. You holding out on us zijester?
                            Do a search for "Keypower" and learn all about it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Aftaab001
                              people people http://www.mini-itx.com/store/default.asp?c=10#p1808

                              just add ITPS to it and make ITPS unregulated
                              And don't use 12v devices, of course.
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