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    tank circuit

    Just a couple questions...

    I was just wondering if this battery I have would be an option for this tank circuit? the specs on it...

    Enerwatt Sealed Lead-Acid Battery, WP7-12 (12V 7AH/20HR)
    Cycle Use: 14.4-15.0 V
    Standby Use: 13.5-13.8 V
    Initial Current: Less than 2.1A

    Ok, this battery is fairly small at about 6 inches x 2.5 inches x about 3.5 inches tall. These are the batteries that are used in emergency lighting units and stuff like that.. Would this battery work in a tank circuit?

    The carpc I'm building has to be totally removable from the vehicle I'm driving (it's not my truck). I'm sure I'll be able to wire up a plug directly to the vehicle battery inside the cab to use my car pc. I'm thinking of building this unit in two peices, the lower piece would be detachable from the upper case and contain the inverter (600 watt), tank circuit and small battery, and whatever else might be appropriate in it, the upper box would contain the pc and stuff...

    That way I can just pop the top box off and carry it in and use it in the house, the bottom box can just stay in the vehicle. My LCD monitor will also have to be removed every night (I'm planning on using a standard desktop LCD).

    I'm figuring the size of these boxes would combine to be about the size of a medium sub box or something like that... I'd like to make it in two pieces to make transport easier, I'm sure the bottom peice will be fairly heavy...

    I'm going to be using my daily use PC for this project (low funding for project currently).. I need to buy a LCD monitor and inverter and some accessories, and build a case...

    My PC for this project is:

    Ahtlon XP @ 1.5 GHz, 640 mb ram, 80 gig hd, 15 gig hd, radeon 9000 pro AGP vid card, soundblaster live value, ati remote wonder.

    I've got a wireless keyboard and mouse also, probably only use the keyboard though.. The ati remote wonder seems to work good for most navigation...

    My idea for sound (since the truck doesn't have a working radio) is to use a set of Altec-Lansing PC speakers (5.1 set with sub box), how would that sound? I know those speakers sound fairly good...

    At night I'll take the pc and LCD monitor home and use it there. I have a desktop 19" CRT monitor, so I'd be able to setup multi-monitor when it's home...

    Any ideas or comments would be most welcome!!

    TiTUS

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    nobody?

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    Too much stuff to read.

    Try smaller to-the-point posts and search to see if they've been answered b4.

    Tank ckt post belongs in psu forum.

    Speaker question has been posted b4. It's a pretty ghetto, but it will work. It also makes for a good laugh. By a tape adapter / fm mod for your old stereo, until you can do it right.

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    Where do you plan on putting the desktop lcd in the car?

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    Is the wireless stuff RF?

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    the main question was about that battery.. will that battery work?

    the wireless keyboard and mouse is RF I think.. I know the remote wonder is RF..

    The truck I'm driving has a AM radio with no deck and it doesn't even work. That's why I have to go that route (with speakers). It's not my truck, but I spend 9.5 hours a day in it. And I'm not too worried about being laughed at, you should see this beater I'm driving, it's downright funny!! LOL (if I had my own vehicle I would definitely do it differently)

    I want a big screen, that's why I'm going with a desktop LCD. At night I'll take it (the LCD and the pc) into the house and use it there. I have to come up with a unique solution to mount the lcd, there's nothing usefull on any part of this truck's dashboard, the gauges dont even work... I'll mount it in the middle with some kind of removeable mount I have to come up with some ideas...

    Sorry! I'll try and keep my posts shorter.. didn't mean to offend anyone...

    TiTUS

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    sounds like youd be better off with a laptop
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    just test it, hook up your stuff to the battery only, and see if it will power it, it doesn't need to power it long
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    actually something like this would be better, look at this setup............ http://members.cox.net/truckputer/truckputer
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

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    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    actually something like this would be better, look at this setup............ http://members.cox.net/truckputer/truckputer
    That's what I'm talking about!! Finally someone with something usefull to add and help me come up with ideas!! Thanks guitar333!!

    That gives me some ideas to start working with!

    I wonder if I can come up with something like that with a desktop LCD monitor installed in it...

    Anyways..

    TiTUS

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