This is my first post here. I have been reading this forum for the last year or so. I've been planning my system for a long time. I am going to have an in dash LCD, via main board, cf harddisk, haven't decided linux vs windows yet. Of course I'm going to have GPS, Music, Video/DVD, ECU Readings, HVAC control, Backup Camera... all the goods. I have EVDO in my area so I'm going with that for Internet connection (dedicated PC Card). Feels like I have it all figured out, except... I want it to be "on" all the time. I want to be able to access my computer without turning on the car. I want to have a battery capable of powering the unit for 12-24 hours before it "hibernates" then recharges when I'm driving. I know this might sound weird, but I think you can add addn'l capability if you have the computer on all the time. I'm a computer programmer not an electrician. My knowledge of "power" is very limited. Looking for good suggestions, I think this is the right forum!
No announcement yet.
Keeping the computer powered on...