Laptop or Desktop for a racecar (power q's)
Hey guys, I'm going to putting a computer in my car for data acquisition while at the track and I'm on a super budget. I've got an older desktop PC picked out which I'm going to put ssd drives in. Question is, I'm concerned about alternator load. I'm not really sure how much the thing will draw, as I'm not too good with the electronics stuff (sorry, mechanical engineer), but that's why I'm here. Should I be worried about it making a significant dent in engine performance and charging capabilities? Is there anything I can do to lessen the impact of the computer on my electronics system? Any advice you guys have would be great, thanks a lot. Have a good one.