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    Originally I wanted to use a reg power supply and inverter so that I could use it the house (for parties) as well as in the car.

    However, I'm revising my system, after a summer of trial and errors, and I'm considering eliminating the DC to AC back to DC redundancy. The only thing is I'd have to find a way to match the 12V from the battery to the power source of the MOBO, HD, fans, etc.
    Anyone know how to do this?

    Once that's done I'll either get a 12V power source for the carputer once inside or use a external HD to carry tunes and update.

    Any ideas?
    z-24 Mp3
    P-200 w/ 64meg RAM, Win 98 lite
    13.6 Gig HD, 4x20 LCD, keypad, IR remote(?), tape adapter
    (...working on touchscreen LCD, FM trans/mod and RF remote)

  • #2
    Get An Arise psu .....ace-865v. You can use your regular psu to power up your box.
    Go study my setup.
    abcd-1
    Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
    You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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    • #3
      Yep. You can use the Arise DC-DC to power the motherboard, HD, etc. You can use the unregulated "12V" from the car to power the fans so you don't sap off the supply (not really a problem, just a nicer solution).
      Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
      Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
      "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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      • #4
        Any idea how much these cost? I go to the website, click the Quote button, then a little window pops up, i click "Continue with Quote" and it dissapears

        any help? remembering im an aussie
        http://www.mp3vl.tk Plans and progress on my install - (Updated 28 June 02)
        Australian mp3car Portal
        mp3car related links Check them out / Add some
        mp3car FAQ - RTFF

        [########==]80% Assembling
        -=Current Progress: Working Sproggy supply, building box.=-

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        • #5
          $79 US.
          Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
          Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
          "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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          • #6
            ahh ok thanks. that like $190 au by the time i get it shipped here etc..
            still worth consideration
            http://www.mp3vl.tk Plans and progress on my install - (Updated 28 June 02)
            Australian mp3car Portal
            mp3car related links Check them out / Add some
            mp3car FAQ - RTFF

            [########==]80% Assembling
            -=Current Progress: Working Sproggy supply, building box.=-

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            • #7
              That's what's keeping me away from the things. $79?!?!

              Anyone see Jeff Mucha's post in the general hardware section? He powered his setup with two laptop DC-DC supplies, one for the CPU, one for the HD. The cost, $15 each (or $15 for both, I couldn't tell which). Anyone else ever done something like that?

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