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    PW vs PW(a)

    whats the difference between, say, the pw70 and pw70a.

    on the website, it says the (a) models support 3.5"HDs and 5.25"drives. is that true? tia.

    i just want a PSU i can wire straight in that supports std components w/o itps or opus (dont want autostart/shudown). ideas?

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    The PW series ('a' too) do not regulate the 12v line, making them unsuitable for anything other than laptop drives.

    How many options do you need? http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/mpd810.asp

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    http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/ace890.asp

    why not use that one? Vin 9-30VDC, regulated.

    price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybermob2
    http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/ace890.asp

    why not use that one? Vin 9-30VDC, regulated.

    price?
    You can use that, if you have an AT motherboard. Most these days are ATX. The MPD-810H-ATX is $79 direct from Arise.

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    i see... yeah i'm using an epia.

    anyone have one of these they want to sell?

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    So i take it that it wont work for the epia itx m10000 or will it? I to want a Psu like cyber is talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer5.0
    So i take it that it wont work for the epia itx m10000 or will it? I to want a Psu like cyber is talking about.
    The one I posted will work with EPIA, the one cyber posted will not. Very similar supplies other than form factor.

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    So will the one you posted handle:
    Epia m10000
    Standard dvd drive
    3.5 40gb harddrive
    Gps
    Touchscreen
    Touchpad
    I think that is it.....I am building my first system. I know the opus is the best way to go if you want the comp to work when the cars off but i would rather only use when the cars on.

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    to answer the original question ... the difference between the pw-70 and pw-70a is the ammount of current available on the 12v rail. the PW70 can pass 1.5a and the pw70a can pass 6a.

    but like none said, the pw70 does not condition or regulate the 12v rail. it's good for use with laptop drives.

    it's a good cheap solution, but as with most things you get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer5.0
    So will the one you posted handle:
    Epia m10000
    Standard dvd drive
    3.5 40gb harddrive
    Gps
    Touchscreen
    Touchpad
    I think that is it.....I am building my first system. I know the opus is the best way to go if you want the comp to work when the cars off but i would rather only use when the cars on.
    You might have a problem with that standard (5.25"?) DVD drive, those things suck alot of juice, that is one of the big reasons we all use slimline optical drives. I think you should still be ok though.
    http://www.mini-box.com/powersimulator.html

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