hardware section by user 'nobb' about setting up a solar panel just for a 5-6watt camera recorder-- and that panel isn't exactly small(don't remember exactly, but i thought he was trying a panel that was almost 20" square)
and, again, if i remember right, a dual core pentium 5300 is a 65 watt processor-- so, assuming that all of this guestimating is correct, you would need 13 of those 5 watt, 20" square, solar panels just to power up the processor, then you also have a couple more watts for powering the board, hard drive(s), accessories, and will have to account for less-then-optimal-sunlight angles-- so by the time your done, you would need a semi truck trailer with unfoldable solar panels .
not trying to be so negative, just realistic on power requirements-- i posted my engine off run time, because, until i recently installed the pentium 5300 in my car, i had no idea how much power these computers are sucking--i have always used highpowered computers at home, so i would just plug them into a wall outlet, and they just work, so because of that, i think i desensitized myself to how much power those little buggers suck-- i can throw figures around all day, but until you see your battery go from 13 volts to 9 volts in a matter of 1-2 hours, the power requirements of monster computers become very real. just this alone has me worried-- enough that i am probably going to start carrying one of those battery jumpstart packs, and wondering what i can do to keep the processing power, but limit the power consumption...
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power and thats only with the CPU connected to it. All the other stuff I had to put on a seperate battery.
Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!
1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
3x Perixx Touchpads
3x 7 inch Screens
1X 7 inch motorized Screen
1x Win 7 PC