Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Power Problems Please Look

  1. #11
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    54
    Quote Originally Posted by r3load
    ou are not going to save yourself any money putting a second alternator in and having all of that bulky equipment in your car
    I've already got the second alternator, and It's probably going to be needed when I finally do run all the electronics or a majority of them @ once.

    I also dont' really consider an alternator, that's replacing a non-functioning AC compressor, and a power inverter all that bulky. Even if I did, space isn't a factoring issue.

    My question STILL stands about a ITPS + PW-120 being able to run 3 PCI cards in addition to a Athlon 550 Slot A. (the 3 pci's being Sound, Video, and 802.11b) I could theoretically get rid of Sound & 802.11 but the Video I cannnot, and also removing the W-Lan and Sound to make the system run is ruining the point of putting the system in the car in the first place to be able to have Video/DVD & mp3 on the go as well as 802.11b compatability and the GPS location setup.
    If you're not paranoid, then you're not paying enough attention. -kmfdmk.com
    http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

    1985 Supra 7M-GTE
    10.4" Planar LCD
    ECS GOAL3+ mobo w/ 512mb + 8GB sdhc
    Edimax EW7318USG Wifi w/ 7 db Ant.
    USB GPS

  2. #12
    Maximum Bitrate none's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    586
    Yes, a 150 watt Opus should have no problem running that system. But that is beside the point, you system as it is right now should be working better than it is, and that should be fixable. Let's not get distracted we know you don't want a DC-DC. I think there probably IS something wrong with the electrical system on your car, but it could also be poor wiring leading into the inverter, or a faulty inverter.

  3. #13
    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ruston, LA
    Posts
    8,846
    Try a smaller alternator pulley.
    But I would still check the electrical system first to make sure it's not
    something else.
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  4. #14
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    54
    Quote Originally Posted by none
    I think there probably IS something wrong with the electrical system on your car, but it could also be poor wiring leading into the inverter, or a faulty inverter.
    I think you might be right. As of right now I'm running the inverter via the Cigarette lighter. I'll try the setup later this week with leads running directly from battery & frame to test the theory that it's an ineffective connection between power leads.

    I also think I might be able to get the UPS going on the nasty 120v supplied by the Inverter, the UPS I Have (an APC SU700NET Smart-UPS) has the ability to adjust how sensitive the UPS is to jumping in and providing battery power. I hope to get the setup working when I tweak the sensitivity on the UPS.

    Thanks for the input, I may go to a 150W Opus @ a later date if I come to the conclusion that all this gear sucks and is too buggy/inefficient. (of course I'll have a lot of stuff to ebay off )
    If you're not paranoid, then you're not paying enough attention. -kmfdmk.com
    http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

    1985 Supra 7M-GTE
    10.4" Planar LCD
    ECS GOAL3+ mobo w/ 512mb + 8GB sdhc
    Edimax EW7318USG Wifi w/ 7 db Ant.
    USB GPS

  5. #15
    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ruston, LA
    Posts
    8,846
    Quote Originally Posted by kmfdmk
    I think you might be right. As of right now I'm running the inverter via the Cigarette lighter.
    If you had told us that first then the first thing we said would be
    NO, NO, NO !
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  6. #16
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    54

    exactly

    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    Try a smaller alternator pulley.
    But I would still check the electrical system first to make sure it's not
    something else.

    My thoughts exactly, see if I can overdrive the alternator just a bit. I'll do up the math here in a bit.

    @ _____ RPM x ______ diameter pulley = ____ Volts


    I'll check both the idle & cruise RPM's, and then figure out the circumference of the crank pulley & the alternator pully and figure out how many RPMS increase will result if I shrink the size by _____ x amount.
    If you're not paranoid, then you're not paying enough attention. -kmfdmk.com
    http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

    1985 Supra 7M-GTE
    10.4" Planar LCD
    ECS GOAL3+ mobo w/ 512mb + 8GB sdhc
    Edimax EW7318USG Wifi w/ 7 db Ant.
    USB GPS

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. power problems while car is running..
    By TimW in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 03-18-2006, 10:11 PM
  2. HELP!!! Need advice - power problems...
    By mwinkler in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-23-2001, 07:54 AM
  3. power problems
    By ordlay in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-01-2000, 10:52 PM
  4. 300 watt power inverter problems
    By DaPyro in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-10-2000, 03:56 PM
  5. Video Card Power Up Problems
    By nevb in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-26-2000, 09:16 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •