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    testing the pc inside

    how do you test your carpc at your house, so you don't have to install everything in your car?? im using a opus

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    Use a regular PSU. Build your computer like you would a regular desktop. If you don't have a (extra) PSU, you could get you an AC-DC converter to run the OPUS. It will change 110VAC to 12VDC.

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    thanks, you mean one of those converters that you can find at radio shack or whatever and just cut the adapter off??

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    That's the right idea, though most AC-DC bricks won't supply anywhere near the required current. I distinctly remember another thread on the exact same topic, with some links to ones that would work. Try searching.

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    yes, radioshack has them. the biggest one they have is 10amp, they might have something you can order from radioshack unlimited that is bigger if you need it.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...ct%5Fid=22-506

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    My install is in a briefcase so I can move it between cars quickly. I pull the PC set it on my desk and hookup a desktop PS and add a nic if I need to move files or update software.
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    The easiest way to get a load of 12V power in your house is to use an old AT psu. A 250W AT psu should output 10A on the 12V side.
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    good idea...i just use a 10 amp radioshack AC/DC convertor but i'll keep that in mind in case i kill it (which im bound to)
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Yep, I've actually run a 1,000,000 candle power spotlight off of one. It has a 100W halogen bulb in it.
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