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    DC-DC Question....

    I see alot of you on here are using DC-DC PSU. Whats the advantage of these compared to inverters? Also whats involved in putting them in a vehicle? Will it run off my battery? I also want to know EVERYTHING I need to put a pc in my truck using a DC-DC psu, and where I will be able to get all the supplies. Thanks in advance.

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    the big reason people use them is when they crank the car to start it their computer will stay running. Some inverters give off line noise so thats another problem to deal with.. plus its another thing you gotta try to hide.

    dc-dc is small and silent.
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    I've got the Keypower DC-DC and it reboots when I crank.

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    I have a 12vdc to 220vac inverter and the comp does not reboot when i start the car.
    The battery is down in about 30min but thats something else.
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    Originally posted by skoda
    I have a 12vdc to 220vac inverter and the comp does not reboot when i start the car.
    The battery is down in about 30min but thats something else.
    Thats a good point. A DC-DC PSU is a lot more efficient than an inverter... meaning your system is gonna drain less juice from your battery.

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    so a dc-dc psu will run off my battery without any mods? How many wires are involed? Is it just a ground, a +12v, and a ACC wire?

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    No. It's more complicated . Do a search .

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