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    Carputer Question ? Shuts down when starting my truck.

    Hi,

    I just installed over the weekend a cappucino pc in my truck using a inverter directly hooked up to my battery. The problem I'm running into is that when I start my truck the voltage drops to 7 or 8 volts which causes the inverter to beep and then my pc shuts down. How can I prevent this? I was thinking of a capacitor ? If so how big of a one do I need. All I want is to be able to keep the pc running while starting my truck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks !!!

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    Low Bitrate wylie-c's Avatar
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    You really should have posted this in power supplies, but anyways, try searching for "tank circuit" in the power supplies section. It's a very common problem when using an inverter, and has been talked about a lot.

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    sorry about that. I'm kinda new in here. Thanks for the response. I'll do that.

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    Low Bitrate wylie-c's Avatar
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    Good luck! Btw, I have the same problem too, gotta build myself one!

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