ITPS and Voltage drop issues
I have read about 30 or so threads about the ITPS and PW series power supply.
I have a problem,
New Optima Red Top
Pentium 3, 900 (I think it is 900mhz)
2 laptop HD
1 Laptop CD Rom
USB Touch Screen
O.K. Basically got everything installed last night, and it worked fine. With the car running, I had no problems, I was even able to install the Touch drivers from the CD Rom.
This morning, got into the car, and the computer just reboots and reboots.
Turned off the Car heater, and it improved, but when it got into windows, it crashes and reboots again. Not sure if it is the PS resetting, or something else.
Sat in once place, it reboots over and over.
I checked the voltage in the car, and it never drops below 13 volts, except maybe for a brief moment when an accessory if turned on, or the engine fans kick in.
I then checked voltages everywhere I could find a place.
The power wires leading to the ITPS have about 13.6 to 14 volts. However, once those wires are plugged into the ITPS, and the ITPS switches on, the voltage on the power wires drops to somewhere around 12 volts to 12.3 volts. It then slowly rises to 13.3 or so.
I guess it is possible that my alternator is bad, but I checked, and it is outputing about 14 volts, give or take a little.
I even tried jumpin some voltage/amperage from my "hi" power wires (The "low power wires are 14 gauge, and the hi power is 8 gauge), and the voltage still dropped once it was plugged into the ITPS. Anyone think it is a bad ITPS? What can I do to stabilize the voltage, and keep the thing from rebooting??
I have heard about bypassing the ITPS regulator, and want to do that, but I can't find the ITPS manual/instructions.
Anyone know what I need to jumper, maybe with a pic. Also, does anyone NOT think my problem is ITPS Voltage regulation?