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Thread: Mini-box coming out with new combined dc-dc psu, volt regulator & shutdown controller

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    Mini-box coming out with new combined dc-dc psu, volt regulator & shutdown controller

    Supposedly available in the next 4-6 weeks. Sounds sweet:

    The M1-ATX will be 80-90watts and it will work from 6-30 volts. It will also provide 9 timing schemes (available via user selectable jumpers).
    Much better than a ITPS + PW-80 combined....

    This is no P4/AMD material... The 12V rail can deliver only 3A. mini-ITX from VIA will certainly work.
    We should have the board ready in ~4-6 weeks.
    Unfortunately for my I want to drive an AMD microATX motherboard so I still have to get the PW-120/200 & buy/build some kind of voltage regulator (leaning towards a 5.1Ah sealed lead acid battery + maybe the ITPS).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arathranar
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    Unfortunately for my I want to drive an AMD microATX motherboard so I still have to get the PW-120/200 & buy/build some kind of voltage regulator (leaning towards a 5.1Ah sealed lead acid battery + maybe the ITPS).
    Have you considered an OPUS?
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    Once the opus is in the ~$100 price range for a 120w/200w, I'll definitely get one. As of now, they're a bit too pricey.

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    Why on earth would I buy an Opus? The PW-120 or PW-200 are only $50 and are 200W and they're tiny. The opus loses on (I believe) every single possible point of comparson.

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    It's mentioned in the power faq on www.mini-box.com. Everything I posted above came from email conversations with a guy a mini-box when I asked about it.

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    Get a Mastero

    Get a Mastero 4.1 . 200 Watt and integrated shutdown controller.

    This guy knows what he's doing.

    Mastero, You're the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zznakie
    Get a Mastero 4.1 . 200 Watt and integrated shutdown controller.

    This guy knows what he's doing.

    Mastero, You're the best.
    Those look like they're DIY kits only, and for a guy like me with absolutely no soldering skills, 100 euros is pretty pricey if I have to pay someone to put it together for me on top of that.

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    And PW-120/200 + ITPS is probably cheaper and certainly a lot simpler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arathranar
    Why on earth would I buy an Opus? The PW-120 or PW-200 are only $50 and are 200W and they're tiny. The opus loses on (I believe) every single possible point of comparson.
    I thought the same things as I had bought a PW120 some time back... of course I bought it before I had done any research... now I have learned a few things and have found plenty of info stating that the PW120 is rated higher but the 12V output of the power supply ISN'T regulated... the 5V stuff is but NOT the 12V... this means that your components can receive the full max of your charging system (up to 14.4V in most cases)... the ITPS will regulate the 12V up to like 60W... I'm gonna get the Opus once I get the cash together... not worth the chances with my stuff. Just my 2... Later!
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