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    MiniITX VIA TC-10000 w/ 12V DC-DC built in

    I was just reading the review on the VIA MiniITX TC-10000 at http://www.techseekers.net/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=76 .

    It apparently has a 12V DC-DC built in to the mobo. I checked the spec of the DC-DC converter http://www.viavpsd.com/product/3/4/epia-tc_v120.pdf .

    It mentioned that the Input is 12.6V MAX and 11.4V MIN. Now I know that the voltage fluctuation from the alternator can exceed that.....

    What do you guys think? It would be great to save ~150 bucks on an opus if this works...but I don't think the DC-DC converter on board might not be able to handle it....

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    ok you saved on powering the mobo, what about your HDD, DVD and so on. You still need a PSU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadiyp
    ok you saved on powering the mobo, what about your HDD, DVD and so on. You still need a PSU.
    check out the spec of the mobo and the review...it has multiple voltage output on board.......

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    It powers HD, floppy, optical, etc. Did you read the article?

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    12.6V max and 11.4V min may not be sufficient for a car computer. Altenator voltage is usually 14.4V and when cranking the electrical system drops to below 10V.. then again you might be lucky and it might just work regardless

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    I'm quite sure I read somewhere that these boards don't regulate the 12V line. In other words, it's about the same as a M10k plus morex or pw-70 psu. Please correct me if im wrong.

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    OK I'm a bit new to all this.

    I'm mounting a liliput screen in the car at the moment. Now I'm looking for a MinI ITX.

    I had decided to buy an Opus 90w as well. If I bought this MiniITX, I wouldnt need the Opus?
    Would it restart on Crank? Could I just connect it direct to the battery, with an inline fuse?

    Thanks

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    starfox, you would have to get a 12v regulator just like for the PW70's and Morex PSUs

    riddster, it probably wont survive the crank without a tank circuit, and you can't use an opus because there is no ATX power connector.

    I think I'm gonna buy one
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    I'm going to get one as well. Can you recommend a good cheap 12v regulator to use with it?

    Thanks

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