would somethign like this work?
138w psu, so if i had a 180w inverter, it would work?
I'm not a wiring expert so I don't really know how to wire an Opus PSU to the battery and all that (unless someone has a VERY easy diagram for me to follow) so how would it work to get a 12v PSU and just plug it into the cigarette lighter with a power inverter...like 180w inverter Would i even need a special 12v PSU? If I do, can someone give me a link to a good 12v PSU (for mini-itx preferabely)
c'mon people...where's the help?
Yes, that would work. The OPUS is a 12 volt power supply it's really not much harder to wire then an inverter and is the far better way to go. Search on here for about 12 million posts of how people installed it.Originally Posted by gymboy689
Yes, you can plug a standard ATX PSU into an inverter and the inverter into your cigarette lighter. Cigarette lighters are usually limited to around 15Amps (~180W). Inverters are fairly inefficient and thus you probably won't be able to do much more than 100W on the output of the inverter. This should be enough to power a standard ATX PSU assuming you run only a few peripherals and/or a low power consuming motherboard. If you wire the inverter up directly to the battery then you should be able to reach the full potential of your inverter.
The Opus is a much better way to go and is trivial to hook up. 1 wire to ground, 1 to your battery, and 1 to a switched accessory wire.
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