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  • MP3Car Store Controller

    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...6af5a15a481e5d

    Is anyone using this? Is there any reason it couldn't be used as a controller to an inverter - turning on/off an inverter and thus the PC PSU power?
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    does your inverter turn on and off like a computer?

    'cause mine has a toggle switch....and from what I read this just sends a pulse to the power button.
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    • #3
      you could still use that though, just make it shutdown the computer via the softbutton, and just use a 40A auto relay to control the inverter. so when it turns off the power it turns off the 40A relay.
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      • #4
        If you read the quick overview here, it states that in addition to switching on the PC it turns on a 12V circuit and is rated for 20 amps. Sounds ideal for inverter applications.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by jcdillin
          you could still use that though, just make it shutdown the computer via the softbutton, and just use a 40A auto relay to control the inverter. so when it turns off the power it turns off the 40A relay.
          You beat me to the submit post button. I have a SFF Optiplex GX-150 with only a 150 Watt PSU I was hoping to skip the relay and safely assume it'll never draw 20 amps.
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          • #6
            ehh, even though mine never went near 20 amps, the sparking from everytime the relay contacted took out my first 20A relay then I switched to 40A did not see another problem


            mine was a 100watt PSU with a 300watt APC inverter
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            • #7
              Well I'm trying to make this one a budget <$500 system, and hoping to omit the external relay altogether since that controller 12V turn-on circuit alone is rated for 20 amps.
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              • #8
                can't hurt to try it
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