Will this setup work?
In the final stages of planning my MP3 Car Setup (actually I've already started buying parts) and I was looking for confirmation that this setup should function properly:
P200MMX with 32MB of RAM
24X CDROM Drive
5.3 Gig hard drive (will be upgraded to 10.1)
DC-DC Power - Arise Computing Model ACE-865V 8~16VDC (will this be enough to power computer?)
4x40 LCD screen connected to parallel port
IRMan with credit card remote hooked to serial port
My main concern is the power supply not being powerful enough to handle the PC... This true?
Here is a link and the important info.
Personally I think if you have a P200 or AMD400 and 64Megs memory you will need more than a 70watt power supply. I wouldn't want to run it at the max output all the time.
My laptop has an 80 watt power supply (19v*4.5A)(unless I misread it)
Visit this site. http://www.chassis-plans.com/html/power_supplies.html
A standard 250 watt IBM PC compatible power supply will provide the following outputs: +5V @ 25A, +12V @ 8 to 12A, -5V @ 0.5A, -12V @ 0.5A
a 133MHz Pentium, 16Megs of Ram, floppy, hard disk and video card only requires 6A @ 5V, 2A @ 12V and .3A @ -12V for a total of 50-60 Watts
BTW here is the thread that discussed power supplies. http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001564.html