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    How does this 200W dc-dc psu look?

    I've been looking around trying to find an affordable way to have a good power source for a car pc. From what I've read so far, it looks like dc-dc is the way to go over an inverter. I just found this 200W psu on ebay for about $55 shipped. Does that look like a good solution?

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    Lookin pretty good, i have heard terrible things about that particular ebay seller however. I'd steer clear.

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    That's ok, I'm not quite ready to buy yet anyway...just wondered if finding prices that low compared to the new ones here meant that it was too good to be true. btw, that's surprising/good to know that you've heard ppl have trouble with that seller. What are the odds? Thanks.

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    also be aware, these are still not in full production yet..
    they are made by the i-tuner people.. I am currently waiting for one directly from I-tuner and they are currently backordered as they aren't off the production line yet...
    so expect delays on recieving it..
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    The PW-200 DC PSU is not what it says it is. Read this:

    http://www.carnetix.com/additional_i...PeoplePlay.htm

    Go for the OPUS or for the Carnetix CNX-P1260 + epia tc10000 solution.

    Stay away from this piece of crap.

    Just my 2 euro-cents.


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    I doesn't look like this regulates the 12V rail. Going by what I saw on page that was linked to in the auction:

    http://www.short-circuit.com/DC2DC/details.htm

    Regulation % on the +12V is N/A. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgardjr
    I doesn't look like this regulates the 12V rail.
    No it doesn't. Plus it is not 200W. It totals 162W and it can peak 200W for a few
    seconds when it is actively cooled.
    Piece of junk and dangerous for your hardware.

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    Its JUNK. My ituner 200w is yours for free + shipping if you want it.
    Just installed my Opus and "magicaly" 5 of 5 issues went away, what do you know, my 12volt rail has 12volts now.

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    When will people learn that these power supplies are complete and total rubbish. It must be said several times a day on this forum.

    Do it right, get an Opus.
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    Oh wow, what a piece of GARBAGE!!!! When the +12 is fed directly from the car to the system this means PLAY TAPS FOR YOUR (insert anything that uses +12) {DVD, HDD, mobo}. UNLESS you put a GOOD 12V DC-DC converter before this, and when you do this, THE OPUS IS LESS EXPENSIVE!!!!!
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