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    will this CNX-P2140 power a Nettop

    I am looking for a smart controller much like the APC back up in my house to power my carputer. I am going with a prebuilt unit like the net top and want to make sure this will turn it on and off when i start and stop the car.
    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Show=TechSpecs

    it looks like it should would just not sure. if anyone has some experience with it or hooked one up i would love to have some reviews on it

    the build i am looking to do is a either a netbook or nettop with external sound card 7" screen alpine 5 channel amp. that is about how far i am with planning.

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    from what i can see in the user manual (not sure if you've looked at it) it is a pulse based SSC device, meaning that like your normal computer on button, it has to only be on momentarily.

    however with the "ignition override" function that this item has, once the pulse is sent, and the ignition turned on, the ignition takes over as pulse driver, thus leaving the unit on till the ignition is cut.

    short answer, you should be fine

    FYI personally i hate the idea of 5 channel car amps, would more recommend getting a good 4 channel and monoblock combo.


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    i am un decided about the amp as of now. i dont need alot or power just need small. i might just do a 4 channel with new speakers. my big concern is getting a power supply that will work with a pre built PC. i know that the small ones use a DC adapter for cars like a phone or the asus EEE nettop.

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    The P2140 is a great unit.
    Whether it will work with your hardware or not really depends on the voltage required by the unit.
    Check the power brick of your netbook for the output voltage.

    As far as turning on/off with the ignition, you'll have to open the computer to wire the P2140 to the power button. That will definitely void any warranty and wil destroy any portability of a netbook.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    if you are so inclined and the netbook is able, a wake on lan configuration could be used to remote start the comp

    making sure that its only ever in a soft off hibernate type state (which is easy enough) the WOL configure can work, with a make shift LAN connecter as its only a voltage signal that is used to turn on the netbook.

    an idea to look at

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    looking at the asus page on the EEEBox B201 base model it needs 20VDC and 65watts compared to the top model B206 that uses 12VDC and 36watts

    if you go for the B206 model, a 12volt regulator will do you easily, at only 3 amps the regulator could literally be only 2inch x 1inch

    something to think about

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    i am lookin at the top model B206. It comes with bluetooth that i am hoping is compatible with the front end i am going to use. I like it mostly because i would always pull it out and move it easy. Not just a regulator but some kind of controlled to turn it on and off. I dont want it to kill the battery.

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    no stress there, you could get either a combo regulator + SSC or seperately

    http://store.mp3car.com/Carnetix_CNX..._p/pwr-026.htm is over kill and then some for that you want, but has all the features and upgradeablity also

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    i like all the extra wires it has for power things like amp trigger and other such things.

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