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    Also they do make DC power supplies for these for car use..

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    Just fyi!! Ive got an sx270 with the 2.8 for sale... $300
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    Where would you find a DC power supply for a Dell Optiplex SX270/260?
    Remember, the Optiplex is NOT a notebook, it's a SFF desktop (Small Form Factor)

    What would be the point of making a power supply to change 12vDC into 12vDC?

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    I have more than a passing familiarity with the Dell SX series and can guarantee that it won't be happy with the variable supply your car gives it. I really do suggest you supply it something that is regulated better than the 10-14.4 that your car puts out. There are plenty of 12V DC supplies you'll find by searching the power forum.

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    How about using an opus power supply with this but instead of using the atx power connection just use the 12v connection from the PSU.
    Just a thought. WIll this work.
    IF not, sorry I just thought I would run it by. Not sure if the opus needs to run with the ATX power connector.
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    I suppose as long as the regulator can handle the current draw on the 12v power plane of that PSU, it would definately not hurt anything... but you have to check the amperage of the 12v power plane of that PSU.

    My system is still running fine after over 1 year of operation straight from the battery...

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    BAHitman,

    I'm thinking of replacing my VIA Nano 10000 with an SX260. You have no startup/shutdown controller? Just straight to ACC power? So you have to perform a shutdown or hibernate every time you turn off the car? I know I would never remember...
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    Quote Originally Posted by walstib View Post
    BAHitman,

    I'm thinking of replacing my VIA Nano 10000 with an SX260. You have no startup/shutdown controller? Just straight to ACC power? So you have to perform a shutdown or hibernate every time you turn off the car? I know I would never remember...
    Check out this thread, I give a full explenation on how to setup up your sx260 or sx270 with a carnetix p2140 that has a built in shutdown controller.
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    Awesome! I saw another thread where you had used a switch and relay. Thank you!
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