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  • Seeking: 300watt, DC to DC, ATX, PS that will take 12 volt input from a Solar setup.

    I have a 12-volt solar system with batteries on my RV. I want to be able to run a mid-tower ATX system off of it without wasting the power to convert my DC to AC with an inverter, then back to DC again with a normal AC Power supply.

    No, I don't want a notebook, too many issues with that. And Micro-ATX or ITX is a little non-standard at this point, I want to stick with other components I can easily replace, hence normal ATX. (If I can't find an ATX i'll probably just invert, but I hate to)

    Anyone know of such a Power Supply?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Maestro may be able to help here. My only though was two opus 150W supplies, run the mb fans etc on one and the drives on the other.
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    • #3
      is it possible to get 300 watt from a reasonable sized solar cell in the first place ?

      Wouldnt the size of the cell have to be larger than the roof of most vehicles ?

      'scuse my ignorance if I am a bit in the dark so to say,

      I run a 170w 12vDC/DC ATX power supply that drives a fulle size ATX mobo, AMD XP processor, GeForce 4 card, 7200 rpm drive, DVD rom, gps, DeltaDash, usb hubs, wireless mouse and griffin powermate and it survives a crank, cant think why you would need 300w just my 0.000000002 cents with the exchange rate the way it is its not worth much.....but to me
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      • #4
        Las MK-4.5 which is comming soon... Has enough juice for your needs.

        If you can wait then it will be worth it

        Mastero

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        • #5
          MicroATX is just as standard as regular ATX at this point why do you think its not? I also agree with SAScooby, why do you think you need 300 watts??? ATX motherboards shouldn't consume more power then a MicroATX motherboard either, which shouldn't be more then 150watts unless your running multiple drives or something really extreme. My anthlon 2000+, geforce 4, and 7200 rpm drive only consume 100 watts at peak usage.
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          • #6
            300W running on Solar, that is IMPOSSIBLE on any vehicle on the road today.
            MicroATX and ATX are every much the same. The only thing I see that are different between the 2 are size, and onboard sound, graphic, expansion slot.
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            • #7
              I think 300w is overkill. I'm waiting for Mastero to come out with the MK-4.5 to see how it runs and how much it costs. Most likely I'll be going with the MK-4, which I think will be plenty of power.
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              • #8
                Orbit micro have a 250W ATX 12V DC-DC PSU.

                I have one and it's ok, standard ATX size.

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                • #9
                  Not possible? The man did say he has batteries in his system.

                  The biggest DC-DC ATX PSU that I have seen is a 250W. Made by Keypower, and sometimes rebranded by others like Orbit.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, 250 watts would probably do it. Where is this one sold?

                    I've just got alot of hardware in this system, Radeon 9800, 3 Hard Drives, video capture card, DVD-RW, heh.

                    As for the solar system it's running 2000 watts of solar panels, a wind turbine and if I need it an unleaded generator. So there aren't many situations I can't handle.

                    (I mean I have a LaserJet 6p in the mix, as well as when I kick on the AC it has a huge draw. The generator is linked to the voltage regulating system in the RV, so it turns on automatically when situations demand. I wish I knew more about power.. learning slowly :P)

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                    • #11
                      2000 watts of solar power, a generator, Laserjey printer

                      you dont like roughing it do you ?
                      Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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                      • #12
                        It's a full-time rig. I go & live where I want, when I want.

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                        • #13
                          Linky ....


                          http://www.orbitmicro.com/products/p...2/KPDX250H.htm
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                          • #14
                            If this 250watt power supply is cheaper then the Opus Why aren't more people using it?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by owenjh
                              If this 250watt power supply is cheaper then the Opus Why aren't more people using it?
                              No shutdown control built in like OPUS. For the extra $10.00 the OPUS handles everything for you.
                              www.DurangoSUV.com

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