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    New(?) 70Watt snap-on PS for EPIA-M boards

    In case you haven't already seen this, Mini-box.com is soon to be shipping a 70W PS for the EPIA-M. The concept is similar to their 60W for the normal EPIA board.

    http://www.mini-box.com/pw-70.htm

    Also, I read something on their site Friday that they would also be shipping a shutdown controller or a version of the PS with that capability onboard. Unfortunately, I can't find it anymore so they may not be as close to shipping that product as they thought they were. Either that or I'm going insane.

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    but I believe these you use an AC plug to use. So you cant hard wire it to your car.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    I know the 60W version from these guys has been hard wired to a car,
    http://www.thisstrife.com/carproject/index.asp

    and their webpage says it is a DC-DC solution. You can buy the AC adapter to use in the home.
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    So who wants one? Once they're released we can get 20% off if we order 5+ units.

    I want one

    ps - This is my first post here.. I've been reading for a while though. Hi everybody!

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    I thought those power supplies used 12vdc regulated input.

    So all you need is to supply a regulated 5-8A 12vdc input.

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    yes in theory all those power supplies need are 5-8A's or current at 12 volts.. BUt .. car voltage goes up and down all the time.

    I know for a fact the car holds at about 12.2 - 12.4 volts all the time, and that drops when ignition is on, off.

    I mean you can use these power supplies but you will have to find a way to handle the ignition on/off and the voltage fluctuations.

    I believe some mentioned to me about something called a "tank circuit" I thikn thats to help with the ignition on/off problem.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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