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    Can I bench test my carpc using a battery charger?

    My battery charger is adjustable either 2 or 6 amps. I have the opus 150 watt power supply and currently I am using a standard power supply as I get everything installed. Before I mounted the pc in my car I wanted to test it using the battery charger. Anyone see and issue with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jac1502
    My battery charger is adjustable either 2 or 6 amps. I have the opus 150 watt power supply and currently I am using a standard power supply as I get everything installed. Before I mounted the pc in my car I wanted to test it using the battery charger. Anyone see and issue with this?
    Ya. It is not meant for that.

    2-6 amps MIGHT be enough. Why not just get another ATX supply and use that? THey are pretty cheap these days.

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    So i guess that is not a good idea? I would think it would be no worse than a car cranking and alternator spikes, but not sure

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    I have one and built and loaded the system using it i just wanted to be sure the opus will give me all the power i need with no issues before i put it in the car

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    Considering the Opus only outputs 5A, it should work fine
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jac1502
    I have one and built and loaded the system using it i just wanted to be sure the opus will give me all the power i need with no issues before i put it in the car
    Use can use an ATX PS to power the Opus to make sure it will run your carputer. I am looking for a link that describes it.

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    Here are some

    http://www.dslreports.com/faq/9208

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=25

    You then just cut off one of the molex HD connectors, and use the Yellow for 12 volts ( I think it is yellow is 12 volts, and red is 5, but I could be mixed up on that one), and Black for ground. Doesn't matter which black.

    There you go, a ps for your DC-DC PS to test indoors.

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    I would assume it would just be

    opus ATX
    12v >12V yellow (maybe off the a drive power connection?)
    ign > 12V yellow
    ground > ground

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    you beat me typing thanks!

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    That and a small battery would work great

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