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    I was wondering how much a 12volt -> 240volt invertor would cost and what i could i run off a 150watt inverter

    i.e. how many "watts" would a computer take from the inverter ?
    also i would like to use a monitor but i can imagine they eat juice so what would you ppl say a 15" CRT monitor would use.

    THx in advance i'm new to this as you may have noticed this is my first post

    [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: mon ]

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    you may have noticed this is my first post
    Nope, didn't notice that, but thanx for pointing that out. Incase you were wondering, I am like 'the village idiot' thats not really my opinion though, just the impression that I get from other peoples rude, and sometimes downright MEAN comments about me, I had my first post too, it was a rememberal moment, I can't actually remember what it was, but I am sure it led to a heated argument and a closed thread. Anyway, what were you saming about an inverter??
    Ahh, yes , thats right, I remember now.
    A 150watt inverter SHOULD be enough to power most systems, and if you were planning on using a monitor in your car, you wouldn't use a CRT, I mean, where would you put it??
    Actually, I might put one in my car sometime, its a lot cheaper that an LCD screen.
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    Now that you have meet SkinnyBoy, you'll know that people has good days and bad days

    As for the price of the inverter, the price i paid was just under 100$, but it was a 300Watts converter, and it wasnt bought over the internet. i think you can find it cheaper out there.

    The amount of watts your computer should be within 150 watts, if you dont use high powered items on your computer. My personal advide is to buy a bigger converter, mainly because you can use it for other purposes to.

    As for using a normal monitor, you will most likely run into problems (even with the 300 watts converter). The reason is, the monitor causes a serious power surge when it starts .. (i have tried with a 14" and i blew my fuse, 30amps, twice)

    If you insist you may solve the surge problem with a large cap (dunno how large it would have to be though). This would properbly be more pricey than buying a cheap tft monitor

    Hopes this helps you

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    Well I don't have a sister (thank god), but I'll comment anyways...

    There are two things to remember when mounting a CRT in a car:

    1. Safety. Make sure to get a "ruggedized" monitor designed for a hostil environment, and protect the glass screen with some unbreakable material (ie. lexan). Don't want to be in an accident and have your monitor turned into a glass projectile...

    2. Vibration. Normal CRTs are not designed to withstand extreme vibration while operating, and their lifespan will be shortened significantly. Again, a "ruggedized" version will solve this problem.

    The issue is, with the price of "ruggedized" monitors, it's usually cheaper to go with an LCD.
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    thx for the response ppl and the life story skinny boy.
    The main reason that i was going to use a CRT was because i have a 15" lying around but as you say tft would be allot better suited.

    As you say a TFT would be good i was wondering the prices on TFT screens and sizes?

    As i am looking at a TFT screen what "wattage" would they need.

    As for the inverter i seen a 150watts ine for 30 on special from 40.

    Thx again for making me feel welcome on this board ppl.

    just worked out the 15" i am working on ATM would require 360 watts

    [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: mon ]

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    • get a 150W or greater inverter.
    • Remove AC filter components from your AT/ATX PSU
    • Get a TFT monitor or a text LCD, a CRT monitor will be bulky, dangerous and suck too much power.
    • Ignore all works written by Skinnyboy on this and other bbses..


    best of luck.....

    [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: magnetik ]
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    Don't get a 240volt inverter,
    get a 120, and flip the little switch on the back of the PS
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    Thx magnetik.
    which a 150w inverter 30
    or a 300w inverter 50

    is there a guide on how to remove the AC filter circuit i seen something on this board about it but i cannot follow it.

    i would like to go for a tft but there a bit pricey might go for a lcd but if i win the lottery (not much chance seeing as i don't play)

    Skinnyboy seems alright but i maybe wrong i don't really know hem but ATM seems quite friendly.

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    Originally posted by magnetik:
    <STRONG>
    • get a 150W or greater inverter.
    • Remove AC filter components from your AT/ATX PSU
    • Get a TFT monitor or a text LCD, a CRT monitor will be bulky, dangerous and suck too much power.
    • Take note of all works written by Skinnyboy on this and other bbses..
    • Ignore all anti-SkinnyBoy posts
    [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: magnetik ]</STRONG>
    I especially agree with the last 2..

    [ 12-13-2001: Message edited by: SkinnyBoy ]

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