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Thread: For those who tried the 1F tank!!!

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    For those who tried the 1F tank!!!

    Alot of member here have noticed the big 1F question kept comming up. Newbies come and ask the same question over and over again. No one has really proved that this circuit can survive a crank.

    So for those who have built one, please post your success story so we can point this thread to the newbies whos needing help.

    Exact setup details, inverter, PSU, m/b used...etc.

    Cheers

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    Wow 41 views and not a sausage?

    Anyone comming forward?

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    I think they are too scared to post...

    they need to drink like me... that way fear has nothing to do with posting it just has to do with weither or not you feel like it
    Quote Originally Posted by menudude View Post
    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    I couldn't tell you who but someone was kind enough to post the calculations. It came out that the 1f should be able to power the mini itx system for 1/4th seccond of cranking. Not enough if you ask me!

    I'm a HUGE fane of the seccond battery with an isolator circuit that kills power durring cranking (and in my case engine off aswell). 1fs are expensive too! my rig cost me less than 50 bucks and it can run my computer for over an hour.
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    Im a big fan of the second battery too
    Quote Originally Posted by menudude View Post
    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    It was me who posted that calculations, good old physics book it was

    I started this thread to clear things up because that damm 1F question kept bothering me

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    Im a big fan of second battery too,

    I bought 12V 0.8Ah, 12V 2.8Ah and 2x6V 1.2Ah

    The plan with the 2 x 6v 1.2Ah was to put them in series side by side in a low profile case...disnt work as I expected

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    at places like U do it electronics you can get really nice low profile 12v (13.blah)batteries. I was able to meet the 'run your headlights for 1/2 hour' spec in converting a dirtbike with two batteries zip-tied to the inside of my leadlight casing.

    I, on the other hand, have an SUV and no problem carrying a seccond full size battery
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    Nobody has tried a 1F cap, that wasn't the idea. Someone mentioned a 1F cap when someone else said the 2200uF caps wouldn't last long enough - neither poster having tried anything (and missing the point btw.)

    The tank circuit doesn't need to power the whole setup for any time at all - it's just there to smooth out the voltage dips. The calculations being thrown about are irrelevant. Capacitors aren't meant to fully power things, but they are more than capable enough to smooth an engine-cranking voltage dip to the point that a well designed and efficient PSU won't "tank."

    The pw60/70/120 and ITPS combo are not efficient at all.

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    Ok...maybe I misunderstood what tank really meant :

    So that tank circuit was just there to smooth out the "AC" components of the supply during cranking. Just as found in a power supply circuit where you have a smoothing capacitors...it will not keep the 12V during cranking.

    If smoothing was all needed then that diode shouldnt be there at all as the voltage never goes negative.

    I thought the whole idea was to survive a crank due to heavy load from the starter motor?

    Correct me if Im missing something here

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