New here! hello and a bit of a plan!
Hello everyone I'm George and i'm from Greece! First of all, thanks for your "walkthroughs" and FAQs for everything we need to know about car-pc and not only this!
It's my first post here and since i'm a computer enthusiast i decided to put a car-pc in my Volkswagen Jetta mk-2! I'm a bit of a planner so here is my iamge plan of what i figured out that i need for my car-pc after hours of reading.
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First of all i need you to tell me if the whole system is going.......to work! :lol:
And we continue to more questions!
No1 : How many Amperes fuse for the screen ?
No2 : It's better to power up my car-pc, before or after the power capacitor ?
No3 : I don't think there is a problem with manual on/off dashboard mounted car-pc switch ??
No4 : I have not still decided where to hide my car-pc! Anyone know if Jetta has a hidden place somewhere behind the dashboard ?
No1 : I already have installed a fused wiring to capacitor, capacitor, distributer, and 2 amplifiers.
No2 : I don't want my car-pc to boot with my car so this is why I decided not to use the ignition command. (Maybe i 'll use it later!)
No3 : I don't want it connected all the time to my amplifiers so that's why i decided to use aux-in which is in the front panel of my JVC front end. Whenever i want to i'll connect it.
No4 : Maybe i 'll make a USB input somewhere on the dashboard!
Ok, so....the PowerCalculator calculates for me, even with 7 more USB devices, plus one keyboard and one mouse (that makes 9 devices) and even one 60W graphics adapter (i don't think on-board uses such a lot of power but i put it just for sure) that i need 196W peak power. So my choice seems to be correct about DC-DC M4-ATX power supply.
In my image i have some numbers. Below i give you links for what i'm going to use :
(3)CPU - AMD Sempron 140
(4)2 DDR2 Sticks - 1GB each (no link!)
(5)7" VGA TFT LCD Touch Screen
Any suggestions/advice are welcome!
Thanks in advance for your help!