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    If only the mac mini's power button would tell it to power down properly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    If only the mac mini's power button would tell it to power down properly...
    What do you actually mean by that? Usually, hitting the power button on a Mac asks you if you want to Restart, Sleep, Cancel or Shut Down. You can change this default behavior to simply go to sleep. The checkbox is in System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options > Allow power button to sleep the computer. At least this is how it functions on my iMac G5.
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    I think what shizzle is referring to is the definition of "hitting" the power button. If the Mac is set to sleep, you "hit" the power button for a very short period of time (ie < 1 sec). If the Mac is NOT set to sleep, you must "hit" the power button for 6 seconds to shut it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeH
    I think what shizzle is referring to is the definition of "hitting" the power button. If the Mac is set to sleep, you "hit" the power button for a very short period of time (ie < 1 sec). If the Mac is NOT set to sleep, you must "hit" the power button for 6 seconds to shut it down.
    Exactly. If only it could do a proper shutdown from the power switch, then the p1900 would be perfect.

    MikeH,
    When is the Y-cable available?
    I am eventually going to bite the bullet and get the P1900 (and y-cable) and just sleep the mini when I can and power it down when needed. I have one of those battery chargers in my trunk, so Ill hafta keep it charged.
    At least this will power it up, right? And it can be wired to remote start, and wait to shutdown? I'm thinking I dont need sleep, and neither does my mini!
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    When is the Y-cable available?
    MP3Car store should have them by the end of this week.
    At least this will power it up, right?
    Yes. I have run my Mac mini for a week using sleep, and running the car each day with no noticable effects on my battery.
    And it can be wired to remote start, and wait to shutdown?
    If you are talking about Pulse Start, yes. You can wire this to a remote starter or car alarm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeH
    MP3Car store should have them by the end of this week.
    Yes. I have run my Mac mini for a week using sleep, and running the car each day with no noticable effects on my battery.
    If you are talking about Pulse Start, yes. You can wire this to a remote starter or car alarm.

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    MikeH, I'd be interested in this for a PC, is the pin compatible with the header? do you sell the Y cables? (on the mp3car.com store possibly??? )

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    RoyN,

    The P1900 is compatible with quite a few PCs. HERE's the compatibility matrix.
    is the pin compatible with the header?
    Not sure which header your talking about. If you mean the ATX PSU connector, no, the P1900 is simply a +19V regulator.
    do you sell the Y cables?
    We manufacture a Y-cable power button kit for the Mac mini which will be for sale in the MP3Car Store later this week. Is this what you mean?
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    The Mac Mini power button cable kit is now in stock http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=108

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    I wanted to know just if the Y-Cable power cable is compatible with ACPI header on PC mobos....

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