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    Some newbie questions

    i'm planning on a touch screen with the computer plugged into my deck, what inverter should I use to power the screen and computer? the computer is quite old but still runs fine its a Packard Bell Legend 406CD. Thanks for the help and the best informational site for Carputers!

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    Find out how many watts your computer consumes and get an inverter that gives you at least 20% more than that. The information should be on the back of the computer.

    The screen can be powered from 12 volt source unless it is a desktop unit.
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    Ok thank you for your help :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Find out how many watts your computer consumes and get an inverter that gives you at least 20% more than that. The information should be on the back of the computer.

    The screen can be powered from 12 volt source unless it is a desktop unit.
    I'm sensing I was not helpful enough to you. Here is more information on how to select a power supply for your computer:

    Power supplies explained.

    General information on picking a power supply.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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