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  • Can I bench test my carpc using a battery charger?

    My battery charger is adjustable either 2 or 6 amps. I have the opus 150 watt power supply and currently I am using a standard power supply as I get everything installed. Before I mounted the pc in my car I wanted to test it using the battery charger. Anyone see and issue with this?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jac1502
      My battery charger is adjustable either 2 or 6 amps. I have the opus 150 watt power supply and currently I am using a standard power supply as I get everything installed. Before I mounted the pc in my car I wanted to test it using the battery charger. Anyone see and issue with this?
      Ya. It is not meant for that.

      2-6 amps MIGHT be enough. Why not just get another ATX supply and use that? THey are pretty cheap these days.

      Michael
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      • #4
        So i guess that is not a good idea? I would think it would be no worse than a car cranking and alternator spikes, but not sure

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        • #5
          I have one and built and loaded the system using it i just wanted to be sure the opus will give me all the power i need with no issues before i put it in the car

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          • #6
            Considering the Opus only outputs 5A, it should work fine
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              Originally posted by jac1502
              I have one and built and loaded the system using it i just wanted to be sure the opus will give me all the power i need with no issues before i put it in the car
              Use can use an ATX PS to power the Opus to make sure it will run your carputer. I am looking for a link that describes it.

              Michael

              Here are some

              http://www.dslreports.com/faq/9208

              http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=25

              You then just cut off one of the molex HD connectors, and use the Yellow for 12 volts ( I think it is yellow is 12 volts, and red is 5, but I could be mixed up on that one), and Black for ground. Doesn't matter which black.

              There you go, a ps for your DC-DC PS to test indoors.

              Michael
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              • #8
                I would assume it would just be

                opus ATX
                12v >12V yellow (maybe off the a drive power connection?)
                ign > 12V yellow
                ground > ground

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                • #9
                  you beat me typing thanks!

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                  • #10
                    That and a small battery would work great
                    Take my advice: Do not try to build a system that includes EVERY feature. Start with the basics, build it to a bug free state, and THEN add on.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jac1502
                      I would assume it would just be

                      opus ATX
                      12v >12V yellow (maybe off the a drive power connection?)
                      ign > 12V yellow
                      ground > ground

                      After reading this thread needing to do the exact same thing (an easy way to perform in-house maintenance on the carpc without having to unplug the dc-dc powersupply each time), I came up with an Opus -> HD Molex connector. I even followed the shorting of the PSU "always-on" instructions. However, my DC-DC will not fire, and I get no CarPC power. Please reference the pictures below to see what I've done and if I totally screwed it up somewhere along the way.

                      Thanks (and yes I know, my fingers are in horrible shape, I had just finished doing yardwork and started in on the carpc stuff)



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                      • #12
                        any help or suggestions on this would be awesome. thanks.
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