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    So, about the PW-60A

    So I'm rather confused... THe PW-60 A is a 100+watt DC-DC power supply, correct? Meaning I could power my ATX motherboard as long as it's around 100w??

    Combined with the ITPS it seems like the way to go?? As long as you remember to hibernate your PC, I think it would be very conveniant and cheap?? I bought a keypower a year or so ago and it seems like it was MUCH more expensive and didn't include the shutdown controller??

    I saw someone's diagram where they bought a Radio Crap DC-DC regulator for laptops, is that necessary?

    Thanks!

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    I don't believe the Radio Shack regulator is necessary, as the ITPS has a voltage regulator built into it along with the startup/shutdown circuits.

    You should be able to run your ATX on 100 watt without any problems. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsavory
    I don't believe the Radio Shack regulator is necessary, as the ITPS has a voltage regulator built into it along with the startup/shutdown circuits.

    You should be able to run your ATX on 100 watt without any problems. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    Awesome .. I guess it seems "too good to be true" - power supply + shutdown management for around $100. I was budgeting 2x - 3x more! Happily suprised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southprk
    So I'm rather confused... THe PW-60 A is a 100+watt DC-DC power supply, correct? Meaning I could power my ATX motherboard as long as it's around 100w??
    not exactally ... the pw-60a is a 100+w power supply ... however that means it can power a system UP TO that amount ... your system doesn't have to be a 100watt system. That just means the PS is capable of supplying up to 100w ... but the system will only pull what it needs.

    Quote Originally Posted by southprk
    Combined with the ITPS it seems like the way to go?? As long as you remember to hibernate your PC, I think it would be very conveniant and cheap?? I bought a keypower a year or so ago and it seems like it was MUCH more expensive and didn't include the shutdown controller??
    do more research about the ITPS ... first thing you'll find out is using the ITPS your system can get no more than 60w because of the regulator used by the ITPS. So it doesn't matter that your PS can do 100w.

    You'll also learn that the ITPS can have issues when your car isn't on. That's why the guy used the radio shack adapter. just do some moresearching on the topic.

    it still may be the best option for you ... i'm going to be using the ITPS and pw-70a ... i've got a good battery and strong electrical system in my vehicle , not to mention i'm using all laptop components. so i don't have many of the power issues.
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