Two questions here:
1) ITPS overheated.. My ITPS seemingly shut down and then came back on last night while I was sitting in my garage tweaking WinXP on my carputer... It was up for about 30 minutes, and all of the sudden my PC rebooted. I didn't know what happened so I ran to the trunk and sure enough it was rebooting.
The ITPS is in a small black plastic case from Radio Shack. It's about 3"x3"x6" with about 12 1/4" holes I drilled in it to help it vent. The plastic case was damn hot (although not hot enough to melt it or the zip ties hold the ITPS board in place). But, I figure the ITPS got hot and overheated..
SO, how do I do an even BETTER job at cooling my ITPS? Any cool ideas? I might just mount the sucker to my amp rack, no plastic casing at all, and hook up some cross-vent fans - those would help keep my amp cool too (although it runs cool anyways).
2. When I had my amp on and my carputer off, and the RCAs plugged into the carputer and amp, I hear engine whine and some background white noise. It's almost as if the carputer is acting as a antenna since the RCAs are plugged in. Does this make any sense? It was unplugged completely at the time. The only wires were going to my USB hub (+5v, which was off because the PC was not supplying power to it), the Keyboard and VGA, which may run over some power wires in the door sill, and the RCAs...