Extra Inexpensive Mac Mini Power Supply from Apple
Apple recently released (for those that are not aware) an inexpensive secondary power supply for the Mac Mini. Part # MA256LL/A
I just ordered mine and will post picture of what it looks like once I get it.
The description is "like the original" but it is only $49 ($44 with my student discount) / covering shipping and will be a nice alternative to making any splices etc. in my current line. It took them a year, but I'm happy it's out.
With this and my power convertor (already used quite a bit), I can now leave one supply in the house and carry the other around (or in my preferred case) when I get my touch screen... place it in my car.
I've been noticing that the power pack that the machine comes with acts almost like a battery for a bit. The capacitor inside must hold quite a bit of juice, as whenever my power goes, the Mac stays lit for a short while, long enough to actually interact and shut down and seems to have no visual effects to spikes or brown outs (of course it is on a surge protector).
Given that information, I feel it might be a reasonable setup in the car to a straight power line or always on or to a solar panel for constant power and then more juice once the car is actually alive (which happens no less than 3-4 times a week.)
Since Bugbyte has indicated he's managed to keep his up in sleep mode for 3 days, I feel that could work decently. OF course, testing is all what makes us knowledgeable. :)
Anyway, I just thought I'd share the good news about the power supply for those that were unaware and still looking or thinking of cutting their current supply.