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    you can use a seperate startup shutdown controller, or what I would do is buy a conventional dc atx power supply anyway , use it for startup shutdown control, it could also control the on-off of the laptop adapter, & it would have the added benifit of having a nice 5v power supply for usb periferals & a nice regulated 12v output that can be used for many things, including running your screen off it... of course, dependin on the voltage the unit runs at, it may be possible to run it off one of the carnetix supplies too, there are several ways to do it, but some sort of startup shutdown controller would be nice... of course you could also just extend the power button to within reach & initially just manually start up & shut down too by pressing the button, but eventually when you get everything working & set up your going to appreciate it coming on & going off automatically..

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    you can use a seperate startup shutdown controller, or what I would do is buy a conventional dc atx power supply anyway , use it for startup shutdown control, it could also control the on-off of the laptop adapter, & it would have the added benifit of having a nice 5v power supply for usb periferals & a nice regulated 12v output that can be used for many things, including running your screen off it... of course, dependin on the voltage the unit runs at, it may be possible to run it off one of the carnetix supplies too, there are several ways to do it, but some sort of startup shutdown controller would be nice... of course you could also just extend the power button to within reach & initially just manually start up & shut down too by pressing the button, but eventually when you get everything working & set up your going to appreciate it coming on & going off automatically..
    Hey well the power supply for the nettop is a separate power block very similar to what a laptop or netbook will use..so the atx power supplys not going to work.. is there another route? or am i missing something in regards to what you recommended it?

    Or is it DC Plug (Cig power from laptop)---> M2-ATX 160W PSU------>Nettop? (is that how I would have to hook it up as?)

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    I do realize that it uses an external power brick, which is why my thought was to use a laptop adapter in the first place. yeah, an atx power supply will not just plug in, but that doesn't mean it can't still be used to control & power the system anyway, I have a fujitsu tablet embeded in my dash & control & supliment it with an atx supply... do you have the nettop yet? specifics are easier to discuss if you know the power requirements, on the brick it'll tell you at what voltage it runs & how many amps the brick can provide too, this info will help determine what your posibilities are...

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    After doing some more reading....I could be mistaken but considering the AR1600 has a power block..it wouldn't be the M2 ATX PSU considering it requires an ATX slot? the power block wouldn't be able to adapt to that..

    So after doing some more research I am left with Carnetix 1900? According to that i'll be running a power, gnd, and ign to the 1900 then out from there requires 2 power and 2 gnd to the acer plug (mini acpi i believe its called)

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    that looks like it could do the job too...

    as far as the atx supply, I know it will not plug right in of course, but an atx supply is nothing more than a power supply that suplies voltage outputs on it's 12v, 5v & 3.3v rails, it also can have a startup/shutdown controller built into it, the atx plug can be removed & the rest of the power supplies properties still remain, only you have to do a little wiring to use it... I did a thread a long time ago but never quite got around to putting up any diagrams, but it's all explained at least in this old thread just throwing this out there as one possible solution for you & adds versatility & expandability too

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergatiuk View Post
    So with this I wouldn't need the power brick? I just would need to the ac end of it to hack 2v and 2 gnd into that end for the acer? then provide a power gnd and ign..

    Hey thanks for the quick reply!!

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