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    which PSU?

    OK I plan on building a computer for my trunk.. im A+ certified so hardware isnt an issue.. im not familar with these PSUs on here, im a newb to this stuff so sorry for the lameness, please dont flame.... ive looked at the pictures and things.. what plugs into the OPUS PSU? does anyone have a diagram how they are installed?

    Also- is there a switch unit that can be installed into the ignition to tell the motherboard to go to hibernate when the car is turned off and then power back up when the ignition is fired back up?

    Does the PSU run straight from the battery so when the vehicle is on itll get power from the alternator, or straight from the alternator itself?

    Thanks for the help guys,
    Matt Enderle

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    Everything you have described leads me to the only conclusion:

    Opus


    Get one and you won't be disappointed.

    I'm gonna have an FAQ up within a couple of days which goes over all the options you have available

    You run 3 wires...+12V direct from the battery, 0V to ground, and switched +12V which you wire up to the "ACC" line which is switched on/off with your ignition


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    Everything you have described leads me to the only conclusion:

    Opus


    Get one and you won't be disappointed.

    I'm gonna have an FAQ up within a couple of days which goes over all the options you have available

    You run 3 wires...+12V direct from the battery, 0V to ground, and switched +12V which you wire up to the "ACC" line which is switched on/off with your ignition


    Garry
    Gary- your reply helped alot.. thats wired just like an amp which seems to be easy....also.. does the PSU have any control over the hibernation mode to only power the RAM? and if so do you need a deep cycle battery to keep it powered for a while.. or can you set it so after 4 hours of hibernate to just shut the system down? i gotta big project ahead of me.. but the audio/alarm will be cheap considering i work at best buy..discounts are massive. thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiziteLayinLow
    Gary- your reply helped alot.. thats wired just like an amp which seems to be easy....also.. does the PSU have any control over the hibernation mode to only power the RAM? and if so do you need a deep cycle battery to keep it powered for a while.. or can you set it so after 4 hours of hibernate to just shut the system down? i gotta big project ahead of me.. but the audio/alarm will be cheap considering i work at best buy..discounts are massive. thanks again!
    You set in Windows what you want to do when you press the power button (which essentially is what the Opus does) to go to Standby, Hibernate, or full shut down.

    Also, I think you're getting confused with Hibernate mode Hibernate writes the information that is in RAM onto the hard drive, and turns the power right off.

    Standby keeps the RAM powered, keeping the information there

    I have been using the Opus with my Epia M-10000 and setting it to Standby, and it has been fine sitting in standby for 2 days (that's the longest i've gone without using the car!).

    A deep cycle battery is always good, just in case you're sitting there listening to music and you let the battery get a little low


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    You set in Windows what you want to do when you press the power button (which essentially is what the Opus does) to go to Standby, Hibernate, or full shut down.

    Also, I think you're getting confused with Hibernate mode Hibernate writes the information that is in RAM onto the hard drive, and turns the power right off.

    Standby keeps the RAM powered, keeping the information there

    I have been using the Opus with my Epia M-10000 and setting it to Standby, and it has been fine sitting in standby for 2 days (that's the longest i've gone without using the car!).

    A deep cycle battery is always good, just in case you're sitting there listening to music and you let the battery get a little low


    Garry
    OK so basically.. ill set power management up to goto standby on laptop mode? what im basically wanting to know is when i turn off the ignition tripping the ACC line to the PSU.. does the PSU tell the motherboard to go into standby? then when the ACC is givin power it tells it to wake up?

    thanks

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    The Opus power supply come with instructions on how to setup your computer, it will answer all of your questions....

    sometimes I think Confused works for Opus. Everytime I see this topic come up with the new guys, he's always there to shout "Opus."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub211
    The Opus power supply come with instructions on how to setup your computer, it will answer all of your questions....

    sometimes I think Confused works for Opus. Everytime I see this topic come up with the new guys, he's always there to shout "Opus."
    Hell nope..though if I did, and was working on commission, i'd be a rich man by now.

    The reason I yell "Opus" at everyone is because I have used all the other options, and the Opus is the only thing that has done everything I wanted it to...and more!


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