Don't want autostart, only need it to run when car is running, help please
I have no head unit, the monitor will be where it was.
Here is what I would like to have working, but I don't know the ins and outs of power and all. I need to know if this is possible and how to do it.
1. I'm going to run one power line from the battery to the trunk, this line i'll split for the amp and the inverter. I only want this to be powered when the car is in the on position. How can I stop it from draining my battery by running through the ignition?
2. The computer itself will be turned on by a little button on my dash, but I would like to also incorperate a shutdown controller. Would having the whole thing powered by thru the ignition negate the usefulness of the shutdown controller as the power has already been terminated? Can This be solved with a UPS maybe?
If it's one or the other I'd choose the shutdown controller over the way I power the equipment. But will the constant draw from the inverter drain my battery overnight? What can I do to stop this? The inverter has a little power switch, but i don't want to be running to the trunk to turn it on and off to stop the draining.