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    Help choosing car PSU

    Hi

    I am new and need some advice.

    I have just bought the Via Artigo kit (Via EPIA PX Pico-ITX Mainboard) that I am going to put in the car.

    I have been looking around and searching to find the right PSU. At first I thought the M2-ATX-HV was what I needed, then I saw the M3-ATX (which is pico sized) and others and I am now really confused as to which I should choose and use... can anyone help/advise me please?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Choosing the right power supply depends really on what ancillary devices you are going to be powering off of the PS. Devices such as harddrives, fans, wireless cards, CD/DVD roms, USB ports all require. Take a look at what your ultimate setup is going to be, then decide which PowerSupply will suit your needs.

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    And that is why we have FAQs: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php

    There are a couple of informative write-ups about choosing a PSU.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    you have two options for powering that system. according to this post in another thread, the artigo kit has a built-in DC-DC PSU. AFAIK it needs a regulated 12VDC input.

    1.) you can use a 12V regulator to feed the built-in PSU, or...
    2.) you can replace the built-in PSU with an ATX PSU . if you choose this route, then you'll need to figure out how many amps are required on each power rail (+3.3V, +5V, +12V) to determine what DC-DC ATX PSU if sufficient for your system.

    good luck

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    Thanks!

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