Based on what the book says, the power supply is probably an ATX or a close cousin.Originally posted by mtmsol:
<STRONG>I'm using an MSI Concerto PC, which is a proprietary motherboard and power supply.
Yup, just one long pair of wires. Voltage will run through the wire when the switch is closed. The voltage and current will be low.<STRONG>
Here's my question: the computer is in the trunk and the switch will be on the dash, so how should I wire this? Because the wires will be about 20ft. long, will I need to run any voltage through this?
It should work, and since the current will be low, you'll be able to get by with thin wire. Heck, phone wire would probably work. All you need is 2 conductors. If you go to Radio Shack, look for N.O. (normally open) momentary switch.<STRONG>
My thought is that the motherboard must constantly be running a small current to this jumper to monitor for a switch being pressed, so I'm not sure if just running 20ft of wire to a switch will work or not. Any thoughts?