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    Hey guys. So, I ****ed up and didnt research fully before i bought. I now have a CarNetix P1900 that i would like to use as my power supply for my carpc. I have dont a lot of searching, and havent really found a deffinitive answer. Can I use this to power my computer? What components do i need? I know i need some form of an ATX psu adaptor. Any links would be great. Thanks.

    I have an ECS P6iWP-FE mobo, in a micro ATX case.


    BTW, please save me the "BUY AN OPUS 150W D00D!!!11!!1!!ONE!!" speech.

  • #2
    Well, most of us learned by making a mistake.

    What you have there is a an 18 volt 140 watt power regulation device. IF your PSU can take that voltage in and convert it, all is not lost.

    However, IF your PSU requires 12 volts, you're in deep kim-chee.
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    • #3
      this is the power supply i have in there: http://global.aopen.com.tw/products/...SP145-60SA.htm

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      • #4
        OK. The Carnetix unit you purchased doesn't have the outputs to a motherboard, HDDs, etc. It only provides regulated power to a 'power brick' type of power supply that some small form-factor PCs employ.

        The power supply you linked to above is a standard ATX power supply. You need something that will either allow you to provide power to the motherboard and devices (Opus, DSATX, KeyPower) or provide 110vAC to your ATX power supply (inverter).
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          I know that. Isnt there some sort of adaptor that takes all those damn wires and turns them into an atx psu?

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          • #6
            No. That 120V power supply nor the carnetix will do you any good.

            Seems like you're looking for a 12V 140-150W ATX power supply. Look at the Opus products, just make sure you do your research first. Figure out how many watts you need, figure out which one you need, research it to make sure it's a good performer, and if needed phone your supplier to make sure.

            The carnetix power supply you bought is for the Xenarc PC's, which are Sumicom PCs, and for Mac Mini's, and random laptops and boards that take 19V and have a built-in atx-style power supply.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EmoRebellion
              I know that. Isnt there some sort of adaptor that takes all those damn wires and turns them into an atx psu?
              yes.

              Originally posted by Vinister
              No. That 120V power supply nor the carnetix will do you any good.

              Seems like you're looking for a 12V 140-150W ATX power supply. Look at the Opus products, just make sure you do your research first. Figure out how many watts you need, figure out which one you need, research it to make sure it's a good performer, and if needed phone your supplier to make sure.

              The carnetix power supply you bought is for the Xenarc PC's, which are Sumicom PCs, and for Mac Mini's, and random laptops and boards that take 19V and have a built-in atx-style power supply.
              Wrong.

              You need to buy one of the ATX power supply units that run off 14-20V or 18-28V whatever they are.

              just off to look in the shop....

              ..none at mp3car but these are at linITX:

              150W 14-20V (limited to P1900 140W obviously): http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=428

              125W 14-19V (you can use the carnetix secondary output to use the remaining 15W at 5V or 12V): http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=283

              120W 18-28V (again use the P1900 secondary output to use the remaining 20W): http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=771

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EmoRebellion
                I know that. Isnt there some sort of adaptor that takes all those damn wires and turns them into an atx psu?
                We're telling you plainly that there is no adapter. We're not full of bull**** or out to screw with your mind. There truly is no such adapter. We're sorry that your miracle product does not exist, but you do need to accept the fact that you purchased a product that is of no use to you.
                Deal with it, resell the Carnetix and move the **** on.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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                • #9
                  dude, ****in chill. I NEVER* said you were full of bull****. The reason i made this thread is because i have finding mixed answers, and still am.

                  Why wont those products that Scouse listed work?


                  EDIT: Forgot that word*

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                  • #10
                    they wil work. listen to me. i am the master.

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                    • #11
                      Awesome. Any idea of where to get them in US dollars? lmao

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                      • #12
                        look for threads by mikeh. he is mr carnetix - although i am drunk so could be wrong.

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                        • #13
                          great, the one guy who knows what hes talkin about, and hes drunk. lmao

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                          • #14
                            yeah well. i maybe drunk but i know my ****....kind of....well i am ****ed for the 4th time this week!

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                            • #15
                              Emo,

                              There are actually a couple of DC-DC PSU boards you could add to the +19V output of the P1900 to derive your ATX PSU interface for your mobo. Look at the C4-CT-DC150L and/or P4-CT-DC150 at the following site. However, as others have said, you'll need to do a bit of homework to figure out how much power your system will need.

                              http://www.dc2dc.com/shopdisplayprod...nverter+Board#

                              And, our drunk monkey is correct. The boards he posted links to will work also.

                              Good luck!
                              MikeH

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