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    OPUS or ATX PFC?

    i'm very new at this all and realy looking around here and there...

    can someone tell met why to get a OPUS and not this ATX PFC thing? If i'm right I can hook this ATX thing right on the battery of the car right?

    maybe this question gotta be in the "newbie" section? I'm sorry for this...


    BTW...any Belgian guys around here?

    greetz

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    Are you in Europe? If so, I'd go with the ATX PFC to save on shipping, etc.... it looks like a decent DC/DC psu. It doesn't appear to have the shutdown features like the Opus though.
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    depending on the electrics of your car it might not survive crank either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony S
    Are you in Europe? If so, I'd go with the ATX PFC to save on shipping, etc.... it looks like a decent DC/DC psu. It doesn't appear to have the shutdown features like the Opus though.
    do you think I will not find a OPUS around here? I'm from Belgium...I'm able to go the Germany and the Netherlands if I have to...


    now I am going to ask a stuppid question...but what is a crank? I've got an Opel Corsa (year 2002).

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    crank means cranking your engine, ie turning it on, you most likely will have to order the opus online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic
    crank means cranking your engine, ie turning it on, you most likely will have to order the opus online
    ok...but I don't think its smart to use the carputer for a while when your engine is not running...your battery might run down...I will look for the OPUS around here and if I can't find it I guess I should get the APX...

    thanks for the replies, guys...

    greetz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaBoy
    ok...but I don't think its smart to use the carputer for a while when your engine is not running...your battery might run down...I will look for the OPUS around here and if I can't find it I guess I should get the APX...

    thanks for the replies, guys...

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    I'm no electric engineer or anything but what he meant is the actual turning on/off your car you get a large spike/drop in the voltage. This will screw up most power supplies. Call Opus and see if they can ship to Belguim.
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    I just found a shop in the Netherlands...they got the OPUS (90W and 150W)...

    So I guess I will get one of those...it's a lot of mony, I hope it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaBoy
    ok...but I don't think its smart to use the carputer for a while when your engine is not running...your battery might run down...I will look for the OPUS around here and if I can't find it I guess I should get the APX...

    thanks for the replies, guys...

    greetz

    Opus power supplies have a low voltage shutdown option, so that they dont drain the battery. But as everyone knows the 150W does'nt shutdown the STDBY. I know that the new 220W will be carputer power supply of the year though. It'll have all the bells and wistles. With low voltage shutdown controled by jumpers, as well as timing and others like STDBY shutdown.

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    Something else the Opus has is a built in startup/shutdown controller. I didn't see a mention of that on the ATX PFC.

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