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    straight from the manual

    Controls and Settings
    J2 Controls amplifier via remote ON/OFF. Left pin is RMT, Right pin is GND
    J6 To motherboard ON/OFF switch
    J7 User jumper settings (A,B,C,D)
    J8 To external ON/OFF switch (optional, J8 is in parallel with J6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by looneeii
    Nice pick Zeb, the only thing is I wonder is did you just splice into the 3 cables?
    I just spliced into the 12 volt battery source and the wire to car's ignition switch. The M1-ATX ign wire terminates at the switch.

    Has anyone tried what agentloveless found? It would be great if it can manually keep the system up but I wonder if it can also keep the system from turning on. That is a feature I sometimes need when I am driving a very short distance such as drive out of the garage to the driveway to wash the car or other simillar situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebelkhan
    I have a simple toggle ON-OFF-ON switch connected as in the diagram and it is working fine:

    Edit: Looks like I messed up in naming the poles. Diagram shows location of A, B and C reversed but it does not matter as long as it is connected as shown. In here,

    A - Carputer starts and shuts down as designed whenever car is on or off
    C- Carputer never turns on
    B- Carputer is turned on and stays on even if car is turned off.

    When you change from one side to the other, if your middle pole is a dead wire, doesn't it trigger a shutdown on the M1-ATX?

    So if your system is powered by the ign wire from your car, and before you turned the car off you flick it over to be powered from the 12v +ve, doesn't it switch off?

    I have tried to use J8 switching it, but i found that you need to turn the switch on and off a number of times to get it to start the system when the Ign is turned off.

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    Silvo - it takes 5 seconds of "off" before the P/S responds... so you can even turn the car completely off and then flip the switch and it will still stay on...

    J8 should boot the system, but this is just a momentary connection... I don't use this connection currently, but when I need to boot my system, I just short the J8 jumper with a car key... and if I need to reboot the system while the car is running I can short J8 for a few seconds and it will shut down immediately...

    does that answer your questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvo
    When you change from one side to the other, if your middle pole is a dead wire, doesn't it trigger a shutdown on the M1-ATX?

    So if your system is powered by the ign wire from your car, and before you turned the car off you flick it over to be powered from the 12v +ve, doesn't it switch off?

    I have tried to use J8 switching it, but i found that you need to turn the switch on and off a number of times to get it to start the system when the Ign is turned off.

    Dan
    mgithens is right. The change has to continue for 5 uninterupted seconds before the board boots or shuts down. I wonder if the same thing is reasoin why you say "you need to turn the switch on and off a number of times to get it to start the system when the Ign is turned off." Maybe if you push it and leave it alone for 5 seconds it will start? Just a thought...
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    mgithens - yes it does answer my questions. Time for me to install a switch on my M1. Thank you.

    Zebelkhan - This switch will replace the need for me to use J8, but i have found that sometimes even a continuous connection (more than 5 seconds) will just reset the system for a short time. This could just be me, i'm not worried about it as long as the on-off-on switch does the job for me.

    Thanks guys.

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentloveless
    straight from the manual

    Controls and Settings
    J2 Controls amplifier via remote ON/OFF. Left pin is RMT, Right pin is GND
    J6 To motherboard ON/OFF switch
    J7 User jumper settings (A,B,C,D)
    J8 To external ON/OFF switch (optional, J8 is in parallel with J6)
    Thats to use the M1-atx to controll / turnon another device. you cannot controll the M1 with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDog
    Thats to use the M1-atx to controll / turnon another device. you cannot controll the M1 with that.
    wrong, J8 is the replacement for your front mount power switch... so it will reboot the device, it essentially is a pass through to the motherboard power jumpers...

    you must be confusing this with the remote turn on lead?? that would be J2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgithens
    wrong, J8 is the replacement for your front mount power switch... so it will reboot the device, it essentially is a pass through to the motherboard power jumpers...

    you must be confusing this with the remote turn on lead?? that would be J2
    You can do that to, but the turn on pulse from the M1-ATX also goes to J8 so it can also control another device.

    It still does not control the M1-ATX, you may be able to control the PC.
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