A Total NewBie - Install on Honda Civic Hybrid
Hello every one.. Make way for a total newbie
It has been a few weeks now since this form is the first thing i see when i fire up my browser, now i thing i should start on a project myself. I am heavy impressed by the projects posted here.
I must first admit that i have a very minimal exprience with computers from the inside ( have assembled one) but not to the extent that i can make it work out site the normal PC setup. I have a couple of PCs lying around that i wanted to test on but i am not sure of a number of things:
A) The PC's nature :
Can you just take an office PC, striped of some things ( i mean stuff like a modem) can function with a problem in a car. or are there modifications that we need to make it stable.)
B) How does the power in a car work : I know that most things in are powered off the car battery. but about the voltage, I am completely blank about how excatly are they powered.
C) Does a car-pc effect the life of the car : I have a hybrid, and i am loving every moment of this 2003 Honda Civic hybrid. would be like it might effect the performance of the car.
These question do sound a lot stupid that the ones i have seen posted. but that where i stand. I am ready to learn about things from books, or any other source. Just looking for the right direction to go in.
About the car : The Car is a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, 1.3L Eng. V4 vtec engine.
here are some snaps :
I know there are a lot of proffessionals out here, and i would be really appreciate your time. I am looking for a good guide to understand how excatly the car functions and what should one consider before we think to do an install.
Check out my 2006 Hybrid over in completed projects
I have the schematics over there for a embedded linux driven project, but with the isolated battery system, you could support a windoz platform too. (I am drawing about 20-30 watts. A full-on Carputer would probably use more than 100 watts.)