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    Dell SX260 or SX270 Setup

    Sup yaa,

    Anyone with a Dell SX260 or SX270 post your specs / setups here.

    I have a Dell SX270 and looking for the best way of powering my unit besides a 400watt power inverter.
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    the sx range have a special psu dont they, a multipin plug, the only thing I would suggest is measuring the voltage thats coming out, one of the wires might turn the psu on, so you might not get any readiings from the psu if its not plugged into the comp.. so this might be tricky

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    External 150 watt brick

    Power Adapter Series: DA-1
    DELL Part Number: 3R160
    Model: ADP-150BB B
    Input: 100-240V ~1.8A 50-60MHz
    Output: 12V DC 12.5A
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs10x
    External 150 watt brick

    Power Adapter Series: DA-1
    DELL Part Number: 3R160
    Model: ADP-150BB B
    Input: 100-240V ~1.8A 50-60MHz
    Output: 12V DC 12.5A
    Thanks, but what we need to know is if the adaptor plug has 3 contacts, or just 2 contacts.

    It has been asked because some laptops/power bricks have a 3rd contact that tells the laptop that an "OEM" brick is connected. If so, that third contact must be replicated, and that could be difficult. You could also look for a specific DC-DC brick for the laptop, though OEM is probably your best choice. Otherwise, I think the inverter is your only choice.

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    if you look at the image....towards the top right you have the pin layout.

    Remote..............................Future Use
    Com...................................+12v
    Com...................................+12V

    Power supply will not turn on till it's plugged into the unit
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs10x
    if you look at the image....towards the top right you have the pin layout.

    Remote..............................Future Use
    Com...................................12v
    Com...................................12V

    Power supply will not turn on till it's plugged into the unit
    Actually, it is really hard to read in the picture, but it does now appear as if there are multiple connections from the brick to the laptop. Leads me to think that an inverter is your only choice.

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    Well, I guess a power inverter might do for now until a better solution arrives. But I was hoping for a more efficient DC-DC solution providing shutdown and startup features.

    The speed of boot and shutdown on this unit is pretty quick, so I don't mind a manual setup. Just have to make a remote switch for the power inverter on my dash then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs10x
    Well, I guess a power inverter might do for now until a better solution arrives. But I was hoping for a more efficient DC-DC solution providing shutdown and startup features.

    The speed of boot and shutdown on this unit is pretty quick, so I don't mind a manual setup. Just have to make a remote switch for the power inverter on my dash then.
    There are lots of options for startup and shutdown for laptops. Just do a search for "laptop shutdown" and "laptop startup" It will be easier with a "real" docking station, but after a search, you will have a better idea of what to do.

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    anyone figure this one out yet?

    This is the same pc I have anyone figure out how to solder a button to the motherboard??

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    SX260/270 12V wiring

    it's real easy to ditch the PSU on the SX260/270PC.

    1. Cut the cord from the brick to the power connector. Then make the following changes


    Connect the RED and/or BROWN wire to +12V
    Connect the BLACK and/or WHITE wire to GND

    What I did was connect the RED wire to +12, the Black wire to GND. the Brown, White, Yellow(Future use) and Green(Remote) are just taped up. I did not do anything with the shield as it ties to ground

    I have used a 10a fuse, but currently use a 15a. Since the PSU puts out 12.5a, I didn't want to get into a situation where I was popping fuses. It works great. the voltage regulartors inside the PC seem to handle the car's voltage fluctuations well... it just won't remain powered on while starting (1F cap could fix that...)

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