A Boy and His First Carpc
Installed a new Compaq desktop pc in my cargo cmpt of station wagon near my amplifiers. Cabling (VGA, usb, remote..) run to cockpit by lifting moldings and squeezin' 'em under.
I mounted a vector 1000 watt inverter on inside of firewall just above where pasenger's feet go; drilled thru firewall for inverter 12v power cables - direct to good body ground and (+) direct to batt.
Monitor mounted on gooseneck mount to pass. seatbolt. using wireless kbd.
>inverter runs great, but some fan noise, and tiny buzz in amps.
>have to open rear hatch to turn pc on 'till remote wire is finished to cockpit.
>cd's ripped .wav format best sounds yet in this car...
>wireless kbd and Griffin powermate from mp3car work with ease.
>not in any hurry, but may convert to dc-dc psu later.
Other newbies - it's a lot of challenge and fun. Later