Power Question/Setup Question, minibook pc
well, like anyone thats viisited this site, i want a pc in my car! haha..
well, i've been researching for a few months now here and there and decided to go ahead with the project.
i've looked at issues with power and all and came to this conclusion, i want to avoid more advanced/technical power solutions and now have a few quesitons/need of opinions on a few things:
1. is it possible to use my car's clock power for an lcd or for anything (got an accord 2002 SE)? if so, could i then use my car dc adapter that came with it and wire that to the clock power (so it is still regulated and fused)? or will that be enough power? i have a lilliput 7" touchscreen. i plan on removing my car's clock anyways and use the spot to mount my lcd (got pretty sweet mounting bracklet on ebay for cheap and with tons of config options).
2. i am going to use a minibook pc (from tigeridirect) as my pc rather than build a case and use a mini-itx board. the power board on it has a dc-dc board so it basically uses off a laptop ac power adapter. is it possible for me to use the same type of reasoning/wiring as people who use a dc-dc power board on their mini-itx systems? i was thinking of using a car dc-dc adapter for the pc (if is uses less than 70watts) and hook that all to my 3 port cigarette adapter. if i do use a 3 port cig adapter, i assume it would be best to run it to my fuse box rather than use my current cig lighter port?
3. if none of the above a viable power solutions, and i need to use a opus powersupply, can i run it off my existing car amp power and ground cables? when i installed my amp and sub in the trunk i made sure to use thick/high power cable? or will that mess with my car's audio system?
again i appreciate any help or posts, and i did try to search for these answer.. hehe..
like everyone else that does this, i'll have a log on my website soon!
oh yea, as for o/s, gui; is anyone else using desktop x for custom desktops? i modified a theme for use with desktop x if anyone wants it.. got a screen shot, below: