Will try and re-wire it myself over the next few days,with the a ATX power supply which setting is the best
it's really hard to know without seeing the car in person. in most cases, no you won't. but murphies law says otherwise..
i would be fine with mode '1', but it is all personal preferance..
Hi guys, I have just spent all afternoon rewiring the car PC. I have placed an 8 gauge positive wire directly to the car battery with an inline fuse. I then put a new 8 gauge positive wire to the body of the car. I also have run a new wire into the fuse box to obtain accessory power. I opted for option one for the power output connectors on the M2 ATX power supply and I have also run an additional on/off button from the PC into the side console. If I don't put my computer into hibernation mode (with the power settings) when I turn the car off, it shuts off normally but when I start the car, it doesn't resume from where I turned it off. Instead, the computer reboots like its power has been interrupted. However, if I do press the on/off switch and put it into hibernation mode before turning the car off, everything works as it should. Is this normal?Sorry for silly questions
mode 1 might not be enough for the pc to save the hibernate file--after 45sec, the psu turns off completely, reguardless of what the pc is doing.. a easy way to test this would be to try mode 2, or 3, and see if the psu will correctly trigger, and maintain the hibernate.
power button on the PC to hibernate so what I do is before I turn the car off, I hit power button, wait around 10-20 seconds and then turn the car off. Is this the normal shutdown procedure for a car PC? Are there alternative methods which make it easier?Also have put the ATX to mode 2
yes, there is alternative.
connect J7 from the M2 to the motherboard power switch pins. this will allow the m2 to turn the pc on/off whenever you turn the car on/off.
in mode 2, it would take care of everything, and leave enough time for the carpc to fully hibernate.
What case are you using?