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Thread: Power: Travla C134 and ITPS from cartft.com

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    Power: Travla C134 and ITPS from cartft.com

    I am currently looking at getting the above PC and kit from cartft.com

    I noticed on their site that when you do the system builder, you can only choose either:

    ( ) 98.40 EUR DC/DC Converter for Epia ITX [info]
    ( * ) 45.00 EUR ITPS-Auto Power Sequencer and Dropout Regulator [info]

    Do I not need to purchase a separate OPUS70W or OPUS150W?

    Will I be able to connect this directly up to my car battery?

    I am looking to put this in an Amigo, so any help and advise would be lovely!

    Chewiee

    VW Mk2 Golf GTI 16V:
    Kenwood KDC-W6527 HU
    Silver Travla C134, Slot Loading DVD/CDRW,
    256MB, VIA Epia MII 12000, Carnetix 60W, Xenarc VGA/Composite TS and a GPS Mouse

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    Bump!

    Anyone know if I will need power inverter as well as the ITPS?

    Chewiee

    VW Mk2 Golf GTI 16V:
    Kenwood KDC-W6527 HU
    Silver Travla C134, Slot Loading DVD/CDRW,
    256MB, VIA Epia MII 12000, Carnetix 60W, Xenarc VGA/Composite TS and a GPS Mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewiee
    Do I not need to purchase a separate OPUS70W or OPUS150W?
    No Opus needed with ITPS + PW series power supply (or whatever comes with the Travla)

    Quote Originally Posted by chewiee
    Will I be able to connect this directly up to my car battery?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by chewiee
    Anyone know if I will need power inverter as well as the ITPS?
    No power inverter needed.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Cheers for the pointer

    Will I have problems with the 'crank' when I start my car up? I am only wondering because you hear about it on this forum, will I have to do anything with capacitors or the like!

    From the cartft.com website, it looks like you can order everything from there and just plugin and go.

    Have I missed anything?

    I so wanna get it this month, I just needed to know if I'll need anything else.

    I was gonna add a 30A fuse to the power, any other suggestions?

    Chewiee

    VW Mk2 Golf GTI 16V:
    Kenwood KDC-W6527 HU
    Silver Travla C134, Slot Loading DVD/CDRW,
    256MB, VIA Epia MII 12000, Carnetix 60W, Xenarc VGA/Composite TS and a GPS Mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewiee
    Will I have problems with the 'crank' when I start my car up?
    Yes, probably. ITPS contains a linear regulator which also has the side effect of throttling your current to 5A.

    Quote Originally Posted by chewiee
    I am only wondering because you hear about it on this forum, will I have to do anything with capacitors or the like!
    You can try, but it's not a guaranteed solution. Switching the ITPS and the Travla power supply for an Opus is likely to be more effective.

    Quote Originally Posted by chewiee
    I was gonna add a 30A fuse to the power, any other suggestions?
    Not apart from the Opus.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Well That's Cleared Some Issues

    I'm like an amputee with the horn.... I can't wait to get my grubby mits on this gear.

    Supposed to be building my gf a pvr too... all this and run a company?! I need to move to jupiter where they have more hours in the day

    Anyone know how much it'll cost to get an Opus 150 shipped to the UK (assuming I'll need that over the smaller on... whats the difference)... this is on the cartft.com site, is this the same as the opus:

    http://www.cartft.com/shop/catalog/il/339

    If I become any more of a newbie, I'll be crawling back up inside my mum

    Chewiee

    VW Mk2 Golf GTI 16V:
    Kenwood KDC-W6527 HU
    Silver Travla C134, Slot Loading DVD/CDRW,
    256MB, VIA Epia MII 12000, Carnetix 60W, Xenarc VGA/Composite TS and a GPS Mouse

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    I'll make it easy for ya.

    http://linitx.com/index.php?cPath=24_58
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Cheers Rob!

    I've just been on the phone to them.

    Their prices seem pretty fair.

    I'll go and start another thread now

    VW Mk2 Golf GTI 16V:
    Kenwood KDC-W6527 HU
    Silver Travla C134, Slot Loading DVD/CDRW,
    256MB, VIA Epia MII 12000, Carnetix 60W, Xenarc VGA/Composite TS and a GPS Mouse

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