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    By the way, I heard you need a regulator if you're going to be getting your power through your ciggarrette lighter, true?
    How much would an inverter (something CHEAP) be for a 250W PSU? How can I plug a lilliput into the PC's PSU?

    Edit: Or does the lilliput get it's power through the USB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    The girl silloettes are so Camaro.


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    Tis true about the charging by the hour, I have my own field computer service company and my company charges by the hour. But sometimes I feel like people should be charged more in some cases. Especially after you spend 6 hours switching out a server that someone else said they couldnt do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoRPS
    By the way, I heard you need a regulator if you're going to be getting your power through your ciggarrette lighter, true?
    How much would an inverter (something CHEAP) be for a 250W PSU? How can I plug a lilliput into the PC's PSU?

    Edit: Or does the lilliput get it's power through the USB?
    If you're gonna be using an inverter, you don't need a regulator. As far as the lilliput goes, I think it comes with a cigarette lighter adapter too. I'm not sure if that can be hooked up to the PC psu, though I'm thinkin' it can.
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    Is inverter the word I'm thinking of? I'm goign to be getting something, judging by the way my dad explained it to em, hoks up to the cigg. lighter. Is that a inverter?
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    Uhh...

    Inverter hooks into your cigarette lighter, and gives you an AC power connection. So if you're planning on trying to plug your computer straight into an AC power outlet, you'll need an inverter.

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    Yeah, yeah, that's what I was getting
    However, I'm going to have to find a way to hide that thing, don't want a chord running from my cigg. lighter back to my PC int he trunk
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    Might I suggest you do some reading/research in the various forums on this board. You seem like you're jumping into this without having done your homework.

    What you're thinking about is an inverter. It was mentioned in a post earlier in this thread, but I'll say it again.

    What you are trying to do is run your carpc off an inverter. I would HIGHLY recommend not running it from the cigarette lighter. The wiring in the cig lighter is not meant to handle this and will more then likely pop a fuse. If you're not comfortable or familiar with car wiring, might I suggest finding someone who is or doing extensive research on this board to find out how to do it SAFELY. This requires thick gauge wires and proper fusing. You have a nice car, I don't think you want a CAR-B-QUE.

    As for the Lilliput. Yes, it does come with a cig lighter plugin, but once again, reading this board would tell you that the regulator that comes with the Lilliput is not very good and gives poor results. My Lilliput is wired into the carpc PSU and works just fine.

    I hope I don't come across as an a$$. It just seems in four pages of thread, you haven't really done a lot of homework with this.

    I would get the heat situation straight with your PC too. If it's having problems now, think how it'll do in the hot environment of a car on a hot July day.

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    As for the heat issues, to normal people iot woulnd't be "hot", however I'm a big fan of performance, and to me, anything above 35C Idle is too high. In the old case, it was running about 38C Idle.

    The CarPC won't be done till mid to late November, maybe even December, when I have some cash, so, I have a month or two to read up and, 'do my homework'.

    This project isn't going to be done just by myself, my father, who is a mechanic and electrician, is helping me install everything.

    As for being an a$$, no, I don't think you're bieng an ***.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoRPS
    As for being an a$$, no, I don't think you're bieng an ***.
    Damn, I'll just have to try harder next time... j/k

    OK, that sounds better. Trust me, I had all the same questions you had just a few months ago. Wrote 'em all down on paper and started reading to no end in here. I'm VERY happy with the result.

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    I disagree with you a little carpcnoobie. It's easier to ask questions, get some good ideas, then do the research on what is going to work the best. It's hard to reasearch when you don't have any idea what your doing (or what an inverter does). I almost always ask first, get some ideas, then research myself to see what I'll end up using. As for you guys, if you hate all the newbie questions, just don't answer back, or even bother readin' 'em. Their are others on this board willing to help, instead of jumping straight to "search dumb n00b".

    I'm sorry man, I don't wanna be an *** either. It just offends me.
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