Best way to power laptop?
Hello, I have a Compaq Aramada E500 to be used as my carputer. I bought an inverter to make use of the AC adaptor that came with the computer. Unfortunetly it does not survive crank.
A also purchased the micro shutdown controller to be used to automatically shutdown / turn on the laptop. I plan on soldering to the power button inside the case. Since my inverter does not surbice the crank, is there going to be an issue when trying to turn the computer on from the shutdown controller I bought?
I recently came to the realization that I could have simply used a DC car adaptor (~$25 on ebay) to power the laptop. Is this a better option?
I need a way to power this baby that will be compatable with the shutdown crontroller. If the shutdown controlled would have a short delay before sending the "on" signal I think it work work. I havent wired it up yet; so I'm not sure.
What do you guys think I should do?