hi guys, i live over in the uk and am embarking on a car pc project. the only thing is that i have bought a carputer from ebay. it seems to work on ac ok but i have been reading up and understand that i need a DC-DC converter and a power regulator. on the back of the case it states that 12v @ 5A can i just not connect the battery up directly to the pc.
any help greatly appreciated.
Lez, more widely known as flez1966
You will need regulated power for this carputer. That is what the A/C brick does when you operate it at home. In a car you will need something that will regulate (keep constant) the power from car's alternator or battery to the carputer's power supply inside the case. As suggested in post #3 you need something like this:
Compaq Evo D510 e-PC - P4 2.0 - 512M RAM - 120G 3.5 HD - 7" Xenarc 700TSV - DSATX fitted nicely inside the PC case