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    Casetronic C137 with Laptop Car adatper?

    <Dangerous Sitiuation> I'm in a hurry to get a system put together before a Thanksgiving trip, and the last of my parts arrive Monday for the following system.

    Casetronic C137 with 90W PSU
    Epia M10000 (Nehemiah)
    512MB Ram
    60GB 4200rpm 2.5" Hard Drive (5V@?)
    SlimDVD with firewire bridge ([email protected])
    USB 2.0 Media Card reader
    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen (9W)Powered via PSU)

    I'd never get an 90W OPUS before then, so I am turning to a laptop car adapter as a temporary solution.

    The specs for the Casetronic's AC adapter appear to be [email protected] (90W) output, so I figure I can use a laptop car adapters with matching output of 19V DC, up to 4.74A / 90W max. The ones I have found require 11-15VDC imput, so I know I'm SOL if the cars voltqage drops below 11VDC, but what happens if the car spikes past 15VDC, I ASSUME they have a fuse for such spikes, I just don't see it specifically mentioned.

    Is this a correct/safe assumption?

    Also, I'm not sure how much power the MB and HD draw, how much extra power do I have for a PCI Sound Card and/or Video Card?


    TIA
    Scott

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    Epia M-10000
    XP Pro; 512MB; 60GB (2.5")
    Panasonic Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW
    7" Lilliput (Touchscreen)
    Casetronic C137 w/ 90W PSU (Temp)
    19V Laptop Adapter (Temp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ose-ml320
    <Dangerous Sitiuation> I'm in a hurry to get a system put together before a Thanksgiving trip, and the last of my parts arrive Monday for the following system.

    Casetronic C137 with 90W PSU
    Epia M10000 (Nehemiah)
    512MB Ram
    60GB 4200rpm 2.5" Hard Drive (5V@?)
    SlimDVD with firewire bridge ([email protected])
    USB 2.0 Media Card reader
    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen (9W)Powered via PSU)

    I'd never get an 90W OPUS before then, so I am turning to a laptop car adapter as a temporary solution.

    The specs for the Casetronic's AC adapter appear to be [email protected] (90W) output, so I figure I can use a laptop car adapters with matching output of 19V DC, up to 4.74A / 90W max. The ones I have found require 11-15VDC imput, so I know I'm SOL if the cars voltqage drops below 11VDC, but what happens if the car spikes past 15VDC, I ASSUME they have a fuse for such spikes, I just don't see it specifically mentioned.

    Is this a correct/safe assumption?

    Also, I'm not sure how much power the MB and HD draw, how much extra power do I have for a PCI Sound Card and/or Video Card?


    TIA
    Unless you have a bad alternator, the voltage should never be above 15V. That is what the regulator part of your alternator is for. If the voltage went higher than 15V, your battery might explode.
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