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    How long have you run your carpc off battery?

    Hi.
    Just curious. How long have you guys run your carpc's off the battery alone with the engine off? Were you using a DC-DC PSU, or a inverter? Approximately how much power were you drawing and how big is your battery?

    I have a 52 amp hour stock battery and I am paranoid about my carpc draining it. I think I might get a second deep cycle battery which my carpc will run off, and I will use a relay to completely isolate that second battery from the main electrical system when the car is off. This way, I wont have to worry about my carpc draining my main battery and preventing me from starting my car (eg. if my computer hangs on shutdown).

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    So far I would say like 40 minutes while copying a dvd b4 taking it back to block buster. Using a carnetix 1900. But one time I put the carpc in hibernate and left it for 15 minutes and the car acted funny starting up. But i need to get at tune up and a new battery.
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    longest i've gone is 5 days in standby and 6 hours with the pc on with the car off. Both times the car started right back up like normal.
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    i have left mine on overnight a few times and at work all day with no problems. i have a yellowtop battery and m2-atx
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    I always get 5 days in standby. The 6th day I can't count on.
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    i watched a movie for about 2 hours no problem...

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    I think the longest I've gone is about 4 hours. PC on but no programs running. I have a Redtop battery. Started no problem.

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    I'm running a 65Ah battery, 4 hours listening to music volume down without using the screen, no problem too.
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    5 hours on with music "softly", screen on. YellowTop battery, started up perfectly.

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    I ran mine once until it went flat... bit silly really !

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