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    Can I simply install an ITPS?

    I'd like to install a small footprint (e.g. Travla C134 sized) carputer that boots when I start my car and shuts down gracefully when I turn it off.

    I found a kit (at caseoutlet.com) that seems to offer everything except car-compatible power regulation. It comes with a VIA EPIA M10000 NEHEMIAH, 256MB of DDR RAM, a 40G 4200RPM HDD, and an 8X Slim DVD ROM all housed in a Travla C134 case. My question is whether I can simply open the case and add an ITuner ITPS and wire it into my truck's electrical system to get what I need?

    Thanks,
    Darryl R.

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    If this setup comes with the 60w psu that I think it does, then yes, you can, although I do not know if it will fit inside that tiny case. The ITPS does have problems when the voltage drops, however, like when starting the car, or sometimes even when the car is just not running. You can bypass the regulator on the ITPS to alleviate these problems, but then you are passing along unregulated 12v to your components. From the looks of it, none of your stuff uses 12v, so you might be ok with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by none
    If this setup comes with the 60w psu that I think it does, then yes, you can, although I do not know if it will fit inside that tiny case. The ITPS does have problems when the voltage drops, however, like when starting the car, or sometimes even when the car is just not running. You can bypass the regulator on the ITPS to alleviate these problems, but then you are passing along unregulated 12v to your components. From the looks of it, none of your stuff uses 12v, so you might be ok with this.
    If the psu that it comes with isn't compatible with the ITPS, my fallback will be to swap in an ITuner PW 60A or 70A, both of which are compatible with the ITPS. The PW 60/70A and the ITPS should (hopefully) fit in the case, since ITuner touts these as snap-in power supplies for tight spaces. I'd like to know before I purchase, so I've emailed the caseoutlet sales team for more info.

    If anyone has any actual experience with this configuration, I'd appreciate your input.

    Darryl R.

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    Yes, it should work. The ITPS just connects with a cable to the psu.

    You may have issues with getting a PW60A/70A to fit if you go that way since the with the Travala case the dvd/cd drive overhangs the motherboard but you may be able to use a atx extension cable to get around it.

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    Thanks, for the info, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kami333
    Yes, it should work. The ITPS just connects with a cable to the psu.

    You may have issues with getting a PW60A/70A to fit if you go that way since the with the Travala case the dvd/cd drive overhangs the motherboard but you may be able to use a atx extension cable to get around it.
    Kami33, you're right on target. This just in from the caseoutlet sales team:

    "it would be possible to add Ituner's regulator if you can find space to
    add it in the case. there is only very little space left after you install the
    CDROM."

    Apparently, they don't think I'll even have room for the ITPS, let alone swapping the power supply. I'm now considering a larger case (Morex Cubid 3677/3688), but I'm not happy about it.

    Darryl R.

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    I just purchased a Morex 3688 system from www.idotpc.com. The ITPS will fit inside the case. If size is an issue, you can mount the ITPS outside the case.

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