Oh where have all the Shutdown Controllers gone (and boot time)?
After I got my Keypower 250w DC-DC converter my mp3car system was pretty much complete. Now that the system has been running for about a week, I've noticed some things I'm sure most of you have wanted to address.
First of all, the boot time into Win98se is slow as heck. takes like 45secs-1min to completely boot. Although that doesn't sound like a lot, it drags on and on when you're in the car wanting to listen to some music. I've got a Shuttle FV-24, so if any of you shuttle heads out there have found a solution to the boot speed please let me know.
Secondly, I REALLY BADLY want a shutdown controller so that when the car goes off, so does the carputer after a few moments. Then when I turn it on, it boots up. What I don't want is for it to continue running when the car is off. I searched the boards and only to find that http://www.mp3ondemand.com/ has shutdown, and Dschmidt doesn't sell them anymore. I have also been told by an mechanic (very experienced with car wiring and electrical setups) that in order to keep one of my wires from frying out, I need to run a direct wire from the battery to the DC-DC converter and use it only for the power supply, which has been done bypassing the ignition +12 wire.
I know these are previous topics, but I haven't been able to find any that apply to my setup.
I will post pictures soon, but if you guys have any suggestions about the shutdown controller, or the boot time I would REALLY appreciate it. I am booting to the windows explorer shell and can't change it because of some software setup w/ winamp and pcanywhere.
Thanks in advance!