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    ignition wire for M2-ATX

    Hey, will the M2-ATX turn on if the ignition wire is plugged into a 5V source? The reason why I ask is because I'm putting all three wires(ignition,12v power, ground) onto a molex connector so that I can easily take the computer out of the car and plug it into my workbench PSU. When it is inside the car the ignition wire will be plugged into the radio power wire. But when its on my workbench, I'm wondering if the 5V wire off of the workbench PSU will be enough.

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    Just tried this and the ignition wire needs a 12v source. However, I did get to keep the idea of using the molex connector. In order for this to work with the workbench PSU I had to cut the 5V wire and splice it into the 12V wire on the PSU side.

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    Or you could of just splice the IGN lead into any of the yellow molex wire??
    There is no real current draw on the IGN lead...

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