Please HELP!! PSU/ Shutdown controller questions
I have a Xenarc MP-SC1 PC and a Xenarx 700 TSV screen and am having a tough time finding the appropriate Shutdown controller or Power suppply solution for this setup. Here are my issues:
1. Xenarc PC has a DC power input (Barrel plug type) and not ATX connector on the board. The solder points are there but no connector.
2. PC has no ACPI header on the board (already confirmed with Xenarc Engineering)
My theory is, I can probably pull the 12V off the OPUS ATX Connector to get the power to the board but Nat from MP3Car store said that "the OPUS is a smart power supply so it likes to ďsenseĒ how much power the motherboard is drawing so it can determine itís state. Iím not sure how it would perform under your conditions."
Being the PC has no ACPI header can I connect the OPUS/Shutdown Controller directly to the switch on the motherboard?
What is my best solution for my issues? Do I go with an OPUS or just a shutdown controller? If just a shutdown controller is needed what i sthe best for my solution (Carnetix, Micro shutdown controller from MP3car store, other...)