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    Need Advice for a Dell SX270 setup

    Sup yaa, I know some of yaa have used a Dell SX270 or 260 as your main Carputer becaused I searched. What did you use to power it? If a power inverter, How did the modified sine affect it?

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    i have a gx270 which I believe is similar to the sx except for the form factor. I'm using a 250w inverter and haven't had any problems.
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    Power supply is different

    The SX model used an external brick for it's power supply, the GX was a standard power cable that connected to the back like most PC's. The external brick should not affect connecting to a inverter but I have not done that. My experience is with the SX series, not with installing it into a car. The power brick in question is pretty big and difficult to manage with the power cable and all.
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    I just want to know before I buy a 800 watt inverter.
    Looking to get this project installed before march.
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    Anyone with other ideas? I was looking into the CarPC Platinum Power Controller V.25 and Coleman 400 watt Power inverter for its features.
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    the 400 watt one should be o.k., the 800 watt one would give you more than enough, which isn't always a bad thing.... I'd probably lean that way....

    modified sine waves no problem... any inverter will work fine...

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