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    OPUS - kEEP THE OPUS POWERED AFTER THE IGNITION IS OFF

    Im planing to buy the opus 150w...
    The opus is conected to the ignition wire , and it starts the carputer when the ignition is turned on it also shuts down by sending a signal to the motherboard after the ignition is turned off.

    How do you set the opus to shutdown only at my will , i want to keep the carputer working after the ignition is off. ( just sometimes).

    I know there is a dalayed shutdown feature but i dont really know how it works ?
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    You can try this way. I am no expert but I think it will work.
    Car Ignition Wire -> Diode ----> Opus Ign Wire.
    Batt+ or alway on wire -> Switch -> diode -----> Join to Opus Ign Wire above.

    Normally the switch is OFF so that the Car Ign wire control the on/off of the opus as intended. If you want the opus keep operate without the key/ign, flip the switch to ON then turn off the key.

    I have similar setup for my PSU.
    car IGN --> Diode ---> Switch (for manual shutdown) --> Relay control on.
    car ACC --> Diode ---> Join with switch wire above.

    On my car, the ACC line cut off during cranking. The above wiring keep the computer running when the key in either ACC or IGN possition and during cranking.
    BTW I use inverter and the relay is to control the inverter switch.
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    I'm not using the Opus, but I connected the ignition wire to my car stereo remote line for the amp. So I can turn on the computer by turning the stereo on/off (I also added a inline rocker switch for when I want the stereo on but not the computer). In VW you can turn on the stereo without having the ignition turned onů.

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    Just connect the Opus's Ignition wire to constant 12V via a separate switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shchua
    Just connect the Opus's Ignition wire to constant 12V via a separate switch.
    Can i connect it to the 12v line of my headunit?
    So that when i turn the headunit on and off , the "CARPUTER" will also start and shutdown...could this work??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VWTronics
    I'm not using the Opus, but I connected the ignition wire to my car stereo remote line for the amp. So I can turn on the computer by turning the stereo on/off (I also added a inline rocker switch for when I want the stereo on but not the computer). In VW you can turn on the stereo without having the ignition turned onů.
    This is what he just said, use the stereo line, yes you will be able to do that.
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