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    Lightbulb Morex 80W Car PSU

    I was wondering if this would be a good car PSU if I didnt mind manual On & Off powering:

    http://www.***********.com/product_i...roducts_id/228

    This new version provides a 12V regulator to clean the "dirty" unregulated output from the car. I like the idea of being able to plug in the "L" shaped jack to power the PC. This would also let me take the PC home for powering via http://www.***********.com/product_i...roducts_id/182 and still provide a clean look.

    I was also thinking of modding the cigarette jack to wire up directly to a switch and the fuse box. This way I could power the PC through the remote switch instead of reaching to the actual PC momentary power switch. I think I will have to wire the monetary power switch to be ON all the time for this to work. Does this sound right? Im not an electronics guru so please give me some advice on my plans.

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    sorry, dont know how to make hidden links but u can replace the stars with "logic supply" if you want to see pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred
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    Hahaha you might wanna change that.
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    i cant change it... i think its blocked

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    Tred,

    What kind of case do you have?
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    Neat! I have the Morex 2699 case and I'm thinking of replacing my PS with this. I'm running my current PS (drawing nearly 60W @ full load) at nearly max right now so this would also give it some breathing room.

    Any ideas on if it would survive a crank? I don't really care, but it would be nice.
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    MikeH- no case at the moment. I plan on making one, but I need to figure out which PSU i will need so i could adjust the dimensions accordingly. Opus sounds nice solution but I dont think it allow me to easily set up the PC in house. It is also more than I would like to pay for a PSU.


    ...so, is there anyone here who is familiar with the MOrex PSU? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Have you tried something similar to this?

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    parawing742- it should survive crank if i turn it on after ignition. Also, range of the input voltage (9.0~16.0V) seems good enough to survive most spike and drops.

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    Tred,

    There are basically two directions you could go on a DC-DC supply. You could either get a case that comes with a Morex installed (many of the Mini-ITX cases such as C134 do) and put the CarNetix P1260 in front of it, or you could throw away the installed Morex and buy an Opus. Both solutions allow you to survive cranking and provide automatic startup and shutdown. If you plan on sticking with laptop/slim HDD and CD/DVD the CarNetix should work well for you (my system uses the M10000 mobo, 40G laptop HDD, slim CD/DVD, USB GPS, USB XM radio, USB WiFi, Lilliput screen and still has power to spare) . If you plan on building something a bit more power hungry with bigger motherboard and full-size drives, the Opus would be a better solution.

    Good luck!
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    MikeH, I just went out and bought the morex 'car kit' PSU (mainly because its the only one that is sold in shops here in Australia, and i cbf paying US$51 shipping on a PW60A). It has a voltage regulator in it that accepts 9-16V as Tred says, so i think it might already survive the crank.

    Is there any reason why this option is left out of your 'available directions' post above? Have i done something i'll regret??

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