Ohh lucky me .... DELL POWER!!!
Of course the one extra laptop I have (Dell D600) to use as a carpc has some kind of funky power adapter that doesnt not allow me to run the laptop in a dock powered by a carnetix p1900 so I could easily remove it from the trunk whenever I wished...
So I guess I am going to have to permenently mount the laptop on its own in the trunk :Cry: and power it through the carnetix. From what I have searched on it will run the laptop but wont charge it. (is that correct?)
So with the laptop connected to the Carnetix I am not very clear as to the laptops behavior when the car is turned on or shut off... so here are my questions...
Does the PC automatically boot up when the ignition is turned on through Carnetix?
Does it automatically shut down when car is off?
If neither what do people use as a solution an external power button??
Is there any way people know of to be able to run this laptop through the carnetix p1900 using the docking station???
I decided to incorperate an external power switch into the laptop just so I can reboot the pc if needed from the dash .. ( and maybe to control on/off if carnetix dosent)
When I opened up the laptop this is what I found under the power button
Im not sure which tiny little post I need to solder the two wires to but im sure I will be able to figure it out this afternoon with a multimeter.