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    Will the PW 200 M work for my setup?

    Ok i have a slight problem in finding the right power supply. I will be using a p4 2.8c HT processor an ati radeon 9600 pro graphics card and im unsure of the sound card. The motherboard is yet to be decided as well. But it will support raid and i plan on using it. That means dual hard drives a multi card reader and a dvd/rw that all need powered. Ive seen the pw 200-m power supply but it doesnt appear to have enough outputs on it. Does anyone know if it is possible to add a y splitter to one of the outputs without damaging or over loading it? I will also be needing to power about 8, 40mm fans to keep this thing cool in the summer time cuz it will never turn off. Im going to wire it to a seperate deep cycle battery to eliminate boot up times. If anyone has a solution or advice please let me know. thanks

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    that sounds like an awful lot of power to be puttin in a carpc set-up....

    I really doubt that the PW-200 will work - have you done any searching on here for that power supply?

    they say 200 watts, but that's the absolute max that thing will put out....

    I'd seriously suggest doing some more hard core research before you dive into using that kind of a system....you MIGHT find that it's totally unnecessary and impractical in a car because of power needs....or you might find that it totally fits your needs

    also, try a search for 'pwer calculator' and find out just how much power your set-up will need....then use that to either look into what power supply you need or decide that you are using much to big of a system for in car use....
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    Talking about PW-200 if you are saying P4 2.8G HT, 2 HDDs, DVD writer, 8 fans and AGP card at the same time is nonsence.
    Very brief calculation:
    CPU: 78W
    MB: 15-20W
    VGA: 40-50W
    2 HDDs: 45-50W
    DVD Writer: 35W
    4 fans: 8W

    On the other hand all your config is joke but you will have to realize this for yourself.

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    How do you plan to regulate the voltage into the PW-200?It would be a shame to fry all that expensive hardware before it gets the chance to be stolen from the car.
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    AFAIK acording to datasheet from LinITX.com PW200 can handle input from 8 to 18Volts.. however I cant find it mentioned there anymore. What I can find is information of rated output of PW200 - 110Watts

    http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=623

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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaICE
    AFAIK acording to datasheet from LinITX.com PW200 can handle input from 8 to 18Volts.. however I cant find it mentioned there anymore. What I can find is information of rated output of PW200 - 110Watts

    http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=623
    Wrong, wrong, wrong.....

    The PW-200M requires a regulated 12V input as the 12V rail is not regulated by the DC-DC board and goes straight through to the output.

    The link you have given is for a set that includes an AC adapter with a max output of 110W, therefore making it the achievable output of the PW-200M board when used with the supplied adapter.

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    See this for a potential regulator:
    DSX12V: 12V in 12V out 10 AMPS!
    It still won't reach the full 200W though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sansoo24
    I will be using a p4 2.8c HT processor an ati radeon 9600 pro graphics card and im unsure of the sound card. The motherboard is yet to be decided as well. But it will support raid and i plan on using it. That means dual hard drives a multi card reader and a dvd/rw that all need powered. I will also be needing to power about 8, 40mm fans to keep this thing cool in the summer time cuz it will never turn off.
    Are you going to tell us why you need such a stupidly overspecced PC in your car?And why on earth 40mm fans? They are loud an ineffective. Use bigger, quieter, better fans. At least 80mm or preferably larger still.
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    This site have the best info including manuals:
    http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/ck.QyJ5...it.A/id.300/.f


    and also check there power simulator:

    http://resources.mini-box.com/online...simulator.html

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