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    I want to get ride of my power inverter but before I buy I have some questions.

    1)What AT DC-DC do you recommend? I would like one that is geared toward newbies.

    2)I looked at one from Aries. Why don't I see any cables coming out of it? I also dont see where the 12v attaches.

    3)What do I need to do to hook it up? I'm guessing just extend the cig. lighter cables. What gauge do you recommend?

    PS Please don't flame me I really did search.

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    here is the full picture of what u get when u buy one.

    ftp://pictures ictures@128.8.187.126/pictures/big_pspurchase.jpg



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    1. The Arise unit is great.

    2. 12V attaches to a terminal block on one side. AT motherboard cables come with it.

    3. Extending the cig. wires will work fine. You will need a power switch. 16AWG is fine.

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    Thanks Mr. Cake

    Does it come with two large drive connectors?

    Should I be worried about the power good connection? How do i tell if my mobo needs that?

    What model number do you recommend?

    Any idea on how long it takes to get one?

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