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Thread: Looking for beta testers for new DC-DC PSU

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    *NOT* Looking for beta testers for new DC-DC PSU

    **We have enough beta testers...Thanks!!*** 5/15/04

    I'm looking for a (very) few beta testers for a new DC-DC power supply we will be introducing in the near future. If you currently have a Casetronics C134 case with an EPIA motherboard, and your unit is currently installed and operating in your car, and you have some time to put into testing this new product, please send me an email ([email protected]).

    The new unit is designed to be used in front of a CarPC that has the Morex type internal PSU (unregulated +12V input). It includes a sophisticated startup/shutdown controller (jumper selctable timouts) as well as a delayed +12V output to trigger your audio power amplifier/electric antenna/etc. It's capable of taking and input voltage from +7.5V to +16V and providing a regulated +12V output at 5 Amps (60W). It's been designed from the ground up for the CarPC envirnoment, and with a lot of listening to requests and comments on this forum . It's a commercial product and priced comparably with a shutdown controller (~$40) plus 60W DC-DC PSU ($50). Target retail price is $79.95. We expect to begin limited production in mid-May.

    Our new website is almost complete and I will be posting a link with full specs and information soon.

    I look forward to working with you guys to beat on this unit before we get into full production.

    thx
    MikeH

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    Looking at your website you have opened up several commercially available PSUs to make your design. I am not big on law, but last time I checked reverse engineering is not legal for comercial purposes.
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    Ark,

    You're absolutley right. It's probably not in good taste to post some of the internals on the web site (removed). But these were posted in response to many questions of users here on this board. Hopefully I've been able to help quite a few folks with their power questions.
    MikeH

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    Mike,

    Email sent.


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    Mike,

    More mail for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadiyp
    Looking at your website you have opened up several commercially available PSUs to make your design. I am not big on law, but last time I checked reverse engineering is not legal for comercial purposes.
    Search google and you can find numerous documents that describe various types of LEGAL reverse engineering for commercial purposes. I'm not a lawyer, but I think the concept of reverse engineering and legality is, in fact, complex. It's likely difficult (and certainly arguable) to say that MikeH has viloated copyrights or infringed patents based on the content (previously) posted on his web site.

    As for me, I'm eager to see what he produces. Hopefully I can participate in the Beta testing.

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