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Thread: Automotive power supply for MII - in Via's new Newsletter

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    Lightbulb Automotive power supply for MII - in Via's new Newsletter

    I see that the Aplusmobile m-series power supply is now in Via's latest newsletter on the front page with a link to their web site's power page. And they are also a Via product partner it looks like.

    Anyone have one of these yet and how do they like it?

    This would be perfect for what I am doing, in that I do not need any optical drives in the box. I am using all USB stuff and live in hot clim. And I am using a really small custom box so this would fit nice.

    (btw the site is www.aplusmobile.com and the via newsletter in on the via site but I do not have the URL handy, but it had other power supplies too)

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    Yep, yep, I got one and I am about to test it out. Will post results as soon as I am done. It will work for drives that operate off of 5V power (laptop HDD and CD drives). Will not operate 12V devices though. There is a 12V pass through on the board. Also, the board does not need external voltage regulation. Regulation is built into the board and will work down to 8V. This is perfect for me cause I am designing my own Startup/Shutdown controller. I got mine from an Ebay auction that the company had. Paid a lot less than what the website price was. Also, last time I checked the site was out of the retail versions.
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    Wow that is small and it looks pretty good. Didn't see anything (although i skimmed) about a shutdown controller
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    They offer a shutdown controller on their site as a separate item. If you look at the pic of the controller you will see a bS2 on the board.
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    Interesting. It says it will work at 8.5V. Does this mean it will survive cranking???

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    It should have no problem surviving crank, but I will be testing that theory shortly. First I'll test it on my work bench with my test supply and I'll start cranking the voltage down until the PC shuts off to see how that does. Then I'll hook it up in the car and test it there.
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    When will you have this ****** in hand?

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    I got's it already, hooking it up on the bench as I type
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    So, does it doesn't have a shutdown controller then?

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    No shutdown controller. That is a separate product that the company sells.
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    It's still under design but it is functional

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