Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: automotive turbo timer for shut down

  1. #11
    Admin. Linux loser.
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Bugbyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Corning, NY
    Blog Entries
    Here's the thing about that power supply - it doesn't provide regulation. Eventually, your computer will suffer because of that.

    If you are 'getting away' with 200 watts as a PSU, why don't you use a power calculator (check the FAQs for links to these) and see how much power you are supposed to have for your PC? If you need more than about 180 watts, then it is pretty much just a matter of time before the power supply fails. You're drawing too much.

    The M4 had a number of bad reviews early on, I haven't heard so many lately. But, if you're scared of that (and I understand why), use a DSATX. They work well and seem reliable.

    I know it might stretch the bank account, but there's one place you don't want to scrimp - the power supply. The solutions that are out there will provide protection, regulation, auto start/shutdown and can often survive the cranking process. Everything else is just a band-aid solution once you have one of those supplies.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

  2. #12
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    this is all true. i will be getting a true car pc power supply. probably a dsatx. Right now the pc is in my room and the car is far from finished. so Im going to finish up the xm, gps, ect. and just mount the power supply external from the dual din case. im gonna have to read more about these power suplies. my motherboard supports wake on lan. so the serial port is an option. or the conventional power button.
    if anyone has any comments or suggestions post it here. this is my build.
    2000 Civic, msi , lvds, 14.1"

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Microsoft releases Windows Embedded Automotive 7
    By DarquePervert in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-28-2010, 05:21 PM
  2. Alarm Wont Arm With Turbo Timer
    By mr2corydsm in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-03-2007, 10:24 PM
  3. M2-ATX and turbo timer?
    By VPrime in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 09:54 AM
  4. Face to mount turbo timer
    By LABKLIK in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-22-2006, 11:04 PM
  5. Turbo Timer
    By azoodica in forum Newbie
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-10-2005, 12:31 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts