New Improved ATX Shutdown Unit!
Hi carputer dudes,
Im currently in R&D of a new ATX Shutdown Controller and im looking for any peoples comments on what they would like to see featured in it as i plan to make it avaliable to purchase as a fairly low cost unit.
Currently it is Micro Controlled,
Such features are that once the power off command has been initiated via an external button the unit can recognise if the system has been shutdown after a given period say 30 secs to 60 secs this is a normal ATX Command Shutdown, if not then forcing the system to power down, this guarentees that the system will not sit there pulling amps while your unaware the system is still running, thus saving vital cranking amps. two inputs are currently avliable one for normal power up/down the second for reset (hard reset) and the third will be software controlled power down, i.e START MENU ---> SHUTDOWN, so what ever way you turn off your pc this will shutdown everytime.
Im looking at controlling it via the comms port proberly serial alough usb would be nicer much nicer then i could add option 3 and also other features such as timed power downs and timed power ups or even power down if no power from acc on the key barrell for a period of time, would be nice for just popping in for 10 mins and not having the system shutdown for that period of time the length could be set on the fly.
Anymore comments or suggestions would be gratefully recieved, also is anybody interested in such a unit?? (Why would i bother designing one if nobody wanted one :S )