recommendations on power supplies that WILL not drain the battery
Howdy, I'm looking to put a car pc into a 2008 WRX. My main sticking point right now is that it has an Odyssey mini-battery(basically for a motorcycle/ATV) and they have limited Cranking amps compared to a full size battery.
I just want to make sure that however It's powered, that there is no chance that it will draw down the battery when the alternator is not running. I had always planned to do this, then realized that in going to the race battery, it may now be more complicated.
I plan to add a touch screen in the factory radio location, and a Small Form factor PC. Probably a Shuttle XPC with the case cut in half.
The PC itself will be pretty stripped down, M/B, SSD, no Optical drive, but I may be adding an AMP of some sort to power, likely, just the front two speakers. I'll likely remove the rears. I may try to do some sort of mini set of removable speakers, and remove all the speakers, as the type of racing I do, rule number one is take as much weight out of the car as is allowed, so I may not even need an Amp. I'm not an audio connoisseur.
The PC will run Data Acquisition software of some sort, OBD2 info for digital gauges, and may even run cameras.
Any info or opinions would be greatly appreciated.