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    I guess you'll find out the hard way in a few months...

    Lets say you have already build a good handfull of systems that you have used for all kinds of applications, feel pretty comfortable with pc systems, now welcome to the car world, where there is no 120VAC steadily supplying all your power needs, instead there is a battery that is sometimes 8v, sometimes 14V, sometimes spikes to 16V, you have no keyboard, no mouse. Its a harsh environment in a car, hdd's dont last as long, need a means to shock absorb out the g-forces....

    This sounds like my toddler:

    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    I don't care what does what and how much it costs. I just want it.
    If you really did know a lot about computers you would have noticed that none of the regular AC powered desktop computers use a 60W PSU. Typically they use 300W+, so there is one big glaring difference right? Now why do people get more powerful PSU's, because 60W wont cut it if you start adding HDD's, fans lots of memory etc etc.

    Why should you chill, well because you wanted those that have built car computers to help you and ramming "I want it now" kind of comments down peoples throats isnt going to make you the most popular new guy in the playground...

    Why the big hurry? Maybe you should consider a prebuilt system, the Pioneer AVIC-N1 is really cool and you can get it now and it most probably will do what you are looking for...

    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    Second of all, why do I need to chill and relax and take time to think about my decision. I'm not picking out a wife, it's a computer and I was simply looking for a brief explination about the PSU situation.
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    He probably means that most of the time it did survive, sometimes it didnt, probably due to his wiring and/or batteries though. My Opus works flawlessly too.

    Quote Originally Posted by fly_dutchie
    How can you 'survive a crank better'? You either survive a crank or you don't. The Opus 90 watt has the remote option for the amps if you requested it at ordering. Mine does.

    Don't know about the Carnetix (like the name, though), but the Opus has been flawless from day one.

    Michael
    .//Daren
    (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
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    Yang,
    Does anyone know if this is in fact supported, or does it remove power from the PC after it's shutdown timer expires?
    You are correct. The power is removed after the Shutdown Delay time period. As I mentioned on the CarNetix forum, let me think about offering a user-selectable option to leave power on after the ACPI pulse is issued. But at this point, it works very similar to your ITPS by removing power after the shutdown pulse is issued.
    MikeH

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    I thought he had a good idea, I'd like a list of things to buy (If not makes/brands etc) then literally a list like PSU, power regulator, screen, etc...and also what you guys recommend.

    Gotta love the exchange rate at the moment, I priced up a Xenarc, Opus 150W, hard drive adapter and power regulator for 350

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    welcome to the forums. By the way, buy the stuff at the mp3car.com store.

    I'm personally installing a 500mhz bookpc with a 160watt inverter hardwired (with a on/off switch) to the battery. Good enough for me. I only drive my car every other weekend.

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    Been there done this! Looking for better!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSpace
    One mroe question

    Opus is 200$ for 150W and the goodies to sequence it with your ignition

    But I found this at 100$ which is way cheaper and seems to do the same
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...490737239&rd=1

    can someone light me on this to see if it's all good or I should pay double for the Opus?

    Etienne
    I have used this in two machines! You need to know that the power sypply may give you 200 watts BUT!!!!! BUT!!!!! the itps listed regulates the watts to 70 watts per the instruction page! so you still need to keep the power consumption down. I'm looking for a better way as we speak!

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    Opus 90W you have an option either too leave stby on or turn it off, and in the 150W it's always on.
    I'll spout simplistic opinions for hours on end.
    Ridicule anyone who disagrees with me,
    and generally foster divisiveness,
    cynicism and lower level of public dialog!

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