PW-200? With a little trick to add P4 connector..
After finnishing my car pc
Im now building a pc for a work mate who lives on a boat
i am bulding his old pc into a media pc
the spec is
1 x 200gb hd
and thats about it
what power supply would people recomend for this setup
i dont need remote start or any of the other fancy tricks
just a 12v input
Sorry, you need to go to mp3boat.com and ask over there!
I would just go inverter as god_of_cpu says. 400-500W would be enough. you can then buy a nice decent ATX PSU. Nice and cheap. Maybe get a more powerful ones as it is likely anything else added will run off mains adapters.
i dont know that much about what he has on the boat
i know it has inverters to run mains equipment but i think he wants 12v stuff when he can so save on power i suppose
i know he has a 12v tft monitor so wants to have a 12v pc this is basically going to be a ott mp3 player
i did have a 250w power supply in it before with a cd/rw and 5 hard drives (dont ask) and it worked fine so i was thinking i would only need a 100 -150w psu
for just the board and 1 hdd
just noticed its not a p4 but a celeron 2ghz
how much difference does this make to the required power supply
btw its all fitting into a 24port network hub chassis so height is an issue
think i will end up using a normal 250w 1u rackmount psu
if i like it or not
Considering you want to run the diesel engine as little as possible on a narrow boat you want the power to be as efficient as possible. Hence you need a DC-DC solution. An inverter would put too much draw on the batteries.
I would NOT recommend the PW-200 as the 12V to the PC components will be unregulated....unless you get a Carnetix regulator. This combination would be pretty good.
Your other option would be a 150W Opus. The advantage would be that the low-voltage protection would stop it draining the boats battery supply too much.
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