CarPC EZ controller or self-made circuit?
Hi guys, here's my story....I have a Mapower tiny pc carrying a VIA M series Motherboard (I think) w/C3 1Ghz processor and a 12 v power supply that came with the case (don't know what the specs are on yet but the AC-DC power brick outputs 12v@4A). I'm looking to set up my pc to turn on with a rocker switch (on/off) to give power to the 12v ps and also to send a "pulse" to the power button pins of the motherboard. I came across some "one-shot" circuits on this board using a resistor, cap and relay and was wondering if you guys thought I could simply get away by building this or do you think I would have to get one those CarPC EZ controllers? My thing with the Carpc controller is that I won't be supplying a constant 12v to the pc so will the controller work correctly? Thanks in advance for your advice.