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    If you want an opus, for now get a 150W it is way better designed and has been no problems so far. Since the 90W just came out not to long ago it appears there is a problem. I am mailing mine today back to Opus, I will let you know first thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    I am mailing mine today back to Opus, I will let you know first thing!
    Great...
    Keep me verey updated... Wasn't going to order until pay-day the 25th... :P So I guess I can wait...

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    ok and just to clarify, there is no cases of this problem with the 150W that I am aware of. Just the newly released 90W
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie
    And the big problem is that I need the Opus since it SO FAR is the only succesful power-supplier... :/
    Wrong.

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    Maybe its just me....

    Maybe its just me but isnt it cheaper to just buy a wimpy DC-AC power inverter and a standard pc power supply ??

    A 400 watt inverter is right around 35 USD and a 300 watt power supply can usually be had for less than 40 USD

    Whereas an Opus 150 watt power supply is just under 200 USD!

    Oh well what about all the special features you say, delayed shutdown, connection to ignition etc.

    Go buy a 30 USD UPS and connect to non-constant 12v source, now you have your shutdown because the UPS connects to the PC.

    So now for roughly just over 100 USD you have a power supply with twice the wattage and almost half the price....

    But then again maybe I'm missing something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna
    Maybe its just me but isnt it cheaper to just buy a wimpy DC-AC power inverter and a standard pc power supply ??

    A 400 watt inverter is right around 35 USD and a 300 watt power supply can usually be had for less than 40 USD

    Whereas an Opus 150 watt power supply is just under 200 USD!

    Oh well what about all the special features you say, delayed shutdown, connection to ignition etc.

    Go buy a 30 USD UPS and connect to non-constant 12v source, now you have your shutdown because the UPS connects to the PC.

    So now for roughly just over 100 USD you have a power supply with twice the wattage and almost half the price....

    But then again maybe I'm missing something....
    it also monitors the voltage to keep you from draining you battery, very much more low profile and less "clutter". This has been discussed before and there is more info in the datasheet.
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    well mines in the mail from Idaho to Cali so should be there soon, cant wait to hear from Kris
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    Ok it may be more clutter but who cares if its CHEAPER!, BTW I said NON-CONSTANT 12v, so you dont really have to worry about the battery drain, but then again perhaps im missing something.

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    dont buy an opus then
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    The biggest disadvantages of the inverter/AC power supply method are the aformentioned clutter and, more importantly, very poor efficiency. These setups draw much more current from your car than is necessary.

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