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    two m2-atx (320watt)

    it's possible to connect in parallel two m2-atx?

    togheter on the ignition, togheter to the motherbord, hdd, etc and only one to the motherboard power pins...
    on each psu the same shutdown time (for hardoff only, because only one control the pc shutdown)...
    same diode on positive cable...

    it's right?
    thank's

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    No. You can parallel wire the 2 together.
    But if you want to try it, go a head and tell us your experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    No. You can parallel wire the 2 together.
    But if you want to try it, go a head and tell us your experience.
    Can or can't?

    Seems feasible if you need 300w or so. Set the first one up with all the fancy startup and shutdown circuits and then set the second one up as a dummy supply that has no delayed turnoff, just on and off and jumper the mobo wires so it thinks the non-existant mobo is sending an all OK signal (if that is even necessary). When the first one powers up it can activate a relay that sends power to the second one.

    I guess you'd set the main one to power the mobo and the second one to power the HDD, fans, CD-rom, usb hub, etc...

    I'm sure it's been done with other PSU's, so it should work with the M2.

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    why in the world would anyone need that much power to a computer in a car envir.? Are you people running servers or something? Last i checked, it doesnt require much to run a PC for music, gps, movies, networking. Jeez...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [H]Bugster
    why in the world would anyone need that much power to a computer in a car envir.?
    Please don't waste posts. Help or don't post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW
    Please don't waste posts. Help or don't post.
    Waste posts? I fail to understand what that means.
    This is a community forum, i think i should be able to ask questions or comment if i feel compelled to do so. Im wasnt flaming anyone, so i dont see what the problem is here.

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    Arg! Twice I got my hopes up that someone was going to post something usefull as I really want to know if the M2's can be joined and twice I am disappointed because you are having a social discussion. Maybe you should check out the "off topic" section for social talk. Or check this thread:
    440 Watt Power Supply

    No one here cares about the WHY someone needs that much power, this thread is about joining the M2's together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW View Post
    Arg! Twice I got my hopes up that someone was going to post something usefull as I really want to know if the M2's can be joined and twice I am disappointed because you are having a social discussion. Maybe you should check out the "off topic" section for social talk. Or check this thread:
    440 Watt Power Supply

    No one here cares about the WHY someone needs that much power, this thread is about joining the M2's together.
    were you successful in doing this? I am thinking about adding an extra video card to my system but i seem to be lacking extra power. it would cheaper go get another m2-atx rather than getting the dsatx or the opus 250

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    dont know if it will work, but if u use a diode on every wire going to and from the two psu (before the splice) (so that one psu cant feed power intoo the other)it should be ok, would reccomend trying it on two old inhouse psu's, btw, the power on wires (green) cannot be spliced (i think),

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    i dont know about the m2-atx psu, however when i've dealth with 24v to 12v converters in a vehicle, and needed extra power, tried splicing two together i always found that one always worked harder (hotter). Even tried having equal cable lenghts and everything but no joy.

    dunno if that helps or not, just my 2 cents.

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