i have my carputer up and running no problems
the schematic or darwing that i did works i have i running on my 92 astrovan
turn the ignition on and it starts up no problems using the monemtary on relay . I can run the computer as long as i drive no problems.
i am running windows xp sp2 media engine and i havent had my computer hang once (actually i havent had my house computer hang in a year and a half so i am not worreid about that ) and if i was parking the car for a wial i would just make shure it shut off using the momenatry power switch that i connected along side the momentary relay to make sure that it was off BUT I HAVE NO PROBLEMS .
when i park the van i turn off the ignition and the computer proceeds to turn off poping up a message that the car is running off of battery (ups) starts the shutdown prossess but the software has a button to cancel the shutdown prossess
so if i want to sit andlisten to music for longer than the 1 1/2 minutes i have it set to then i hit cancel and listen for as long as i leave it on if i turn the ignition the software resets it self and i can drive somewere and again when i stop it will staur the shudown prossess again so it counts down 1 1/2 minutes then cuts its own power off after it has finished logging out and just about a second after that it shuts down
i have also set up the computer power settings in the control panel to go to hibernation after twohours of no activity works fine i find i press a key or move the x10 remote once at least before two hours so doesnt shutdown wial im driving but if you want to setup playlists and go on a long trip or drive a lot set it for longer
I CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHY THERE ARE SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH CARPUTERS HANGING I COULD UNDERSTAND IT IF IT WAS A COMPUTER USED FOR DOWNLOADING OR SOMTHING LIKE THAT BUT THESE INSTALLS ARE CLEAN I MEEN OPERATING SYSTEM FRONTEND MISC SOFTWARE PICTURES AND WHAT HAVE YOU RIGHT ? I DONT THINK I WILL HAVE A PROBLEM BUT LIKE I SAID BEFORE HAVE A SWITCH WATCH IT SHUTDOWN BEFORE YOU PARK OVERNIGHT I MEEN A CAR BATTERY SHOULD BE ABLE TO LAST QUITE A FEW HOURS OR LONGER but i am tottaLY willing to help anyone as much as i can .
and i tried the schematic above and i couldnt get that **** to work ......?