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    Hello,
    I have an Aaeon Single Board Computer on the way and ran across this on there site:
    http://www.aaeon.com/product/product...PCM-P50_N&#123

    I assme this is a power supply that somehow hooks up in your car and connects via the pc/104 connector on board? Does this mean I could get rid of the other Power Supply?
    -Jason
    Car
    1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
    The Player
    Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

  • #2
    Follow up:
    here is a PDF file with more info, its the second product in the pdf:

    ftp://ftp.aaeon.com.tw/DOWNLOAD/Data%20Sheet%20PDF/pcm-3840_p50n.pdf
    Car
    1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
    The Player
    Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by crazyshaxs:
      <STRONG>I assme this is a power supply that somehow hooks up in your car and connects via the pc/104 connector on board?
      </STRONG>
      Correct.

      Originally posted by crazyshaxs:
      <STRONG> Does this mean I could get rid of the other Power Supply?
      </STRONG>
      Yes, this module would supply power to your motherboard, processor and memory. It may not be capable of supplying power to other external devices however (depending on how much stuff you have to power).


      Rob
      Old Systems retired due to new car
      New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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      • #4
        Looks like it has enough power for the mobo (which probably already has everything on it) and a hard drive. How much does it cost? I might pick it up as well then I can make my case even smaller got to love SBCs and pc 104 modules.
        Awol

        my $0.02 cents (value is based on the intelligence of the person reading this message)

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        • #5
          This shoud definately provide enough power for the motherboard and a hard drive (and still have some juice left). If you lok at the specs, it provides 10A @ 5V and 2A @12V. Most SBCs work off 5V only (my SBC uses max 7A @ 5V), meaning that you have 2A on the 12V to power a hard drive, LCD, etc. Most hard drive need less than 500mA, but having the extra will take care of the power needed when the drive spins up.
          Looks like a great power solution for in-car use. One question - how much do they want for it?

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          • #6
            If you need PC104 power, check these out as well before you purchase:
            http://www.tri-m.com/products/tri-m_...g/hesc104.html - Includes UPS
            http://www.rtdusa.com/PC104/PC104_ut...power%20supply - Beefy 100 watt power supply...pricy, but highest output I've seen on a PC104 module.

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            • #7
              TRI-M wants $399 US for that power supply!!

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              • #8
                Is that all?

                I guess one must really need the UPS functionality to purchase those in that case.

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                • #9
                  Looking at the rtdusa.com supplies it appears the highest output they have from a 12V input is 75 watts. And they want 350 for it. Either stick with the smaller supply (if it's reasonably priced) or stick with a non-PC104 supply.

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                  • #10
                    geez, 350 is 2.5 times what I paid for my SBC! With that outta the question, anyone know of a REALLY small power supply I can use with my sbc? Enough to power my mobo, a laptop hd, and cdrom?
                    -Jason
                    Car
                    1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
                    The Player
                    Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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                    • #11
                      Given your requirements, you would be fine with a Sproggy power supply. They're pretty small - only 150mm X 45mm X 40mm (L X W X H) and they should provide enough power for your setup (5V @ 10A, 12V @ 1.3A).
                      The only trick is finding the parts. I have an extra Sproggy supply, so send me a note if you're interested.

                      Mike.

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                      • #12
                        www.arisecomputer.com power supply part number ACE-865V works very well with SBC (granted extra plugs left over. I power my SBC with builtin sound running an AMD k6-3 400 64MB of ram and an ATI video card on this thing with no problems.
                        Awol

                        my $0.02 cents (value is based on the intelligence of the person reading this message)

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                        • #13
                          what about power supplies from external cd-rom cases? How well do you think that would work in power an SBC?
                          -Jason
                          Car
                          1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
                          The Player
                          Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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                          • #14
                            It would depend on the specific supply. I have a backpack external parallel cd-rom, and the supply it comes with is only good for about 600mA on the +5 and +12, so only enough for a CD-ROM. Because you are using an SBC and a laptop hard drive, the CD-ROM is probably the only thing which requires 12V, so you can get away with a supply with low 12V power, which is why I suggested the Sproggy supply. However, most SBCs require quite a bit of 5V (my Advantech 5862 states max 7A @ 5V), so this is the challenge. Because the Sproggy supplies 10A @ 5V, it's perfect for this application. The only reason I'm not using one is because I'm using a 3.5" hard drive which requires too much 12V power when it spins up.

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                            • #15
                              can you email me a pic of your sproggy power supply?
                              -Jason

                              [email protected]
                              Car
                              1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
                              The Player
                              Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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