Powering my system -- DC-DC or AC inverter
Well, the last thing I need to figure out is how I am going to power my car mp3 player. I am using an AT motherboard.
I have read people talking of DC-Dc converters and AC Inverters. I really don't know which would be better and I would like to hear some opinions.
I saw the Dc-Dc converters at meci.com for about $13 and I was wondering if this would work. If so, how difficult is it to make one of these interface with a computer. Can I run it off of the car cigarette lighter?
Another thing: I saw some stuff about AC inverters. What is the cost of these and how do they affect battery life? I don't want to use something that is going to strain my battery too much.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Well I used to be All for Dc-Dc power supply's. But after I put one in it refused to power up my hard drive. Dc-Dc can be cool by using less power, but Ac-inverters are better cuz you can take yer box out of the car and use it in a party. If power matters just think, car engine powers enough as long as it is running.
Well, if AC inverters aren't too expensive then that would be fine. My main concern is making sure that my battery doesn't go dead without spending too much money.
What is a reasonable price for an inverter and where can I find one?
I went to Costco today to stock up on food stuff. Saw nearly a pallet full of Statpower 300W inverters for $34.95 each.
Costco is pretty good about returns too if you find you don't like using it after a week or so.