Hi! I've been reading this forum for the past year or so, and decided it is time for me to get into action! So I wanted to create a thread to take pictures of the process and also to ask you the professionals if I come across any questions or uncertainties. Thank you!
This is what I have so far:
iBook G3 600MHz PowerPC / 384MB SDRAM - $150.00
Lilliput EBY701 7" Touchscreen LCD - $190.00
The next thing I need is a *good* and stable DC/DC power adapter for the iBook G3. I've looked around almost everywhere, and this is the only product I've found:
My question is... is that product good? Which DC/DC adapter would you recommand? Or should I go with the DC/AC Inverter, and then simply use my stock AC/DC adatper that comes with the iBook? Or... don't plug it in, when I get back home just take the laptop out and plug it into the wall..?
The iBook requires 24V / 1.875A (45W?). I'm not sure if the Carnetix would be compatible.
If the device requires 24V and 1.875A = 45W,
can i use adapters that output 12V and 3.75A = 45W?
Or that's a big NO NO?
Try posting over at the forums on carnetix.com. I've gotten lots of good help there. Very impressed.
if it were me and i was using a laptop instead of desktop, i would go with the dc/ac converter instead of a dc/dc. it would really save on the install time. then all you would have to do is figure out were to keep it in the car. but that is just me.
yeah but that would be the same setup if you had a dc/dc too. either way you have to suck some power from your battery to keep this thing going. the benifits for dc/dc is that it will control the startup/shutdown sequence, but you have to "hack" into the power supply to do this. dc/ac you control the startup/shutdown but all the hadware is left alone. being that you are using a mac putting to and waking from sleep is easy to do