Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: opus powersupply question (newb)

  1. #1
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Virginia
    Posts
    87

    opus powersupply question (newb)

    what wires do you need to run to the opus for it to function porprly

    im planing around a putting my system in the trunk and i have a 12v plug there however i notice that the opus has three input wires
    ( i think i read one of them is to sense the ignetion of the engiine or something liek that so it can shut the carputer off and on witha delay )


    anyone want to fill me in.


    and overall is a opus powersupply worth the money / functionalyt as aposed to just useing a inverter and a regular powersupply?

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate telekineticfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    267
    Sorry but i have to chuckle at 'rugular'...i promise i'll make it up to you with helpful information.

    The three leads that go to the opus are red, black, and yellow. You should connect the black one to chassis ground (so any bolt in your car that is well grounded...anything into the frame should work), connect the red one straight to the battery, and connect the yellow one to something that has 12V only when the car is on. Is the 12V power supply in the trunk switched? If not, you should find one that is and use that to connect your yellow wire to.
    MP3 MR2 (click here for details)
    Hardware: EPIA M10000, 512Meg Ram, 5.6"TFT, Opus 150watt DC-DC PSU
    Software: Windows 2000, Media Engine 2.0

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Virginia
    Posts
    87
    yea my spelling isnt exactly what one would call grade a


    by switched you mean???

    its always on even if i turn the car off ( crazy vw's)

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate telekineticfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    267
    by switched i mean something that only has power when the car is on...there has to be SOMETHING in your car that meets those requirements...some light or feature or outlet that you can tap a wire into....
    MP3 MR2 (click here for details)
    Hardware: EPIA M10000, 512Meg Ram, 5.6"TFT, Opus 150watt DC-DC PSU
    Software: Windows 2000, Media Engine 2.0

  5. #5
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Virginia
    Posts
    87
    ohhhh

    now that ithink of it not really im sure i can run something.

    now does the thing thats on have to be the powersupply to

    or does it being on trigger the opus to turn on and off?

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    189
    Quote Originally Posted by crash893
    ohhhh

    now that ithink of it not really im sure i can run something.

    now does the thing thats on have to be the powersupply to

    or does it being on trigger the opus to turn on and off?
    Yes, it only triggers the Opus on/off so it takes very little current (< 50 ma). I tapped mine from one of the wires from the radio harness. The main current is supplied from the Red wire which you normally connect to the battery (with a fuse of course).

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Virginia
    Posts
    87
    even my raido stays on with out the keys in

    it turns off and on when i start the car but if i hit the power button on it i can get it to come on with out the key

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    bradford uk
    Posts
    14
    then take the wire to the fusebox if you have one inside the car, find a fuse that goes live when you switch the ignition on and tap it to that on the fused side
    peugeot 406 HDI GTX Carputer
    shuttle sn41g2,amd2500xp,512 ddr ram
    64 meg agp,gps,dvd rom,autoroute 2004
    media engine 2.0+other stuff
    15" active matrix screen(v nice)
    handtrack mouse+mini usb kb,opus 150w
    sound wired into car audio system

  9. #9
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Virginia
    Posts
    87
    what is the highest wattage opus powersupply btw?

  10. #10
    Maximum Bitrate tom2112's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Sharon, PA
    Posts
    507
    There are two Opus PSU's: 90 watt and 150 watt.
    So far:
    M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. opus powersupply question (newb)
    By crash893 in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-06-2004, 03:36 PM
  2. Opus wattage question
    By ELEmental59437 in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-27-2003, 08:21 PM
  3. OPUS 150W Question
    By belezeebub in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-23-2003, 02:56 PM
  4. Opus Question
    By Daz in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-03-2003, 05:24 AM
  5. New powersupply! Question about PCI riser card.
    By jssaggie in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-30-2001, 08:34 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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