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    Hello,
    I have an Aaeon Single Board Computer on the way and ran across this on there site:
    http://www.aaeon.com/product/product...PCM-P50_N&#123

    I assme this is a power supply that somehow hooks up in your car and connects via the pc/104 connector on board? Does this mean I could get rid of the other Power Supply?
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    Follow up:
    here is a PDF file with more info, its the second product in the pdf:

    ftp://ftp.aaeon.com.tw/DOWNLOAD/Data%20Sheet%20PDF/pcm-3840_p50n.pdf
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    Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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    Originally posted by crazyshaxs:
    <STRONG>I assme this is a power supply that somehow hooks up in your car and connects via the pc/104 connector on board?
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    Correct.

    Originally posted by crazyshaxs:
    <STRONG> Does this mean I could get rid of the other Power Supply?
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    Yes, this module would supply power to your motherboard, processor and memory. It may not be capable of supplying power to other external devices however (depending on how much stuff you have to power).


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    Looks like it has enough power for the mobo (which probably already has everything on it) and a hard drive. How much does it cost? I might pick it up as well then I can make my case even smaller got to love SBCs and pc 104 modules.
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    This shoud definately provide enough power for the motherboard and a hard drive (and still have some juice left). If you lok at the specs, it provides 10A @ 5V and 2A @12V. Most SBCs work off 5V only (my SBC uses max 7A @ 5V), meaning that you have 2A on the 12V to power a hard drive, LCD, etc. Most hard drive need less than 500mA, but having the extra will take care of the power needed when the drive spins up.
    Looks like a great power solution for in-car use. One question - how much do they want for it?

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    If you need PC104 power, check these out as well before you purchase:
    http://www.tri-m.com/products/tri-m_...g/hesc104.html - Includes UPS
    http://www.rtdusa.com/PC104/PC104_ut...power%20supply - Beefy 100 watt power supply...pricy, but highest output I've seen on a PC104 module.

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    TRI-M wants $399 US for that power supply!!

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    Red face

    Is that all?

    I guess one must really need the UPS functionality to purchase those in that case.

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    Looking at the rtdusa.com supplies it appears the highest output they have from a 12V input is 75 watts. And they want 350 for it. Either stick with the smaller supply (if it's reasonably priced) or stick with a non-PC104 supply.

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    geez, 350 is 2.5 times what I paid for my SBC! With that outta the question, anyone know of a REALLY small power supply I can use with my sbc? Enough to power my mobo, a laptop hd, and cdrom?
    -Jason
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    1964 Ford Falcon powered by a 1993 Mustang 5.0 EFI, AOD transmission, with disc brakes up front and more mechanical goodies
    The Player
    Gone! Soon goign to repalce the screen based system i HAD with an iPod. http://mp3falcon.crazyshaxs.com

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