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    I bought a cheap dc/dc converter, and it's not quite powerful enough. The +12, -5, -12 are fine, but it doesn't produce nearly enough on the +5 line.

    My mobo needs about 7.5 amps on the +5, and the dc/dc only puts out 3.5

    I was going to use the dc/dc converter for everything but +5v, and for the motherboard I need a new +5v source.

    SO.....

    What's a quick and cheap way to produce 5V at 8-10A from the car's 10-14v?

    [ 08-30-2001: Message edited by: Arby ]

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    aren't you powering a SBC? why does it need so much on the 5V?
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    Dunno.

    Think my multimeter might be wrong?

    It's running an amd 350mhz

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    Use 2 or maybe 3 MAX787 ??
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