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    Constant Bitrate KennyKen's Avatar
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    Power supply for inside house

    Ive taken My CarPc out of the car to do some maintenance.

    In the car i run the M1 ATX to power the PC and it works great, but i took it out yesterday and put the standard Morex power supply in. But i have 1 problem, Ive lost the standard power cord for it.

    I do have a multi voltage power adaptor lying around though so is it possiible i can use this?
    The adaptor can output in 7 different voltages: 1.5 / 3 / 4.5 / 6 / 7.5 / 9 / 12 and has a maximum current of 1200mA

    I have tried using this on several different settings but nothing is working.

    I did also try a power cable from an external hard drive which outputs at 12v ---3A.

    with this cable the Blue LED lights up when the power is pushed but nothing else happens not even the fan starts spinning.

    has anyone got any advise on how i can power this damn thing, i dont perticularly want to sit in the car for hours installing new software.


    Edit***
    This is the case i have:
    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=75

    Thanks
    Ken
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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    That power supply only puts out 1200mA, which is 1.2A. It won't work at all because the computer is going to draw a lot more than 1.2A. The HDD power thing that provides 3A is better, but still nowhere near enough.
    You need something that's going to ut out 15A @ 12v at the very least, preferrably 20A or more.

    I use an ATX power supply I have lying around and it powers my setup in the house with no problems.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Constant Bitrate KennyKen's Avatar
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    cheers chap,

    I went and robbed the ATX power supply from a PC i had lying around. i didnt even think if that.

    Ken
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    Re-Building the whole CarPC to upgrade all the software
    Whole new boot build and moulding my screen into the dash...Again

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    First thing, put the M1-ATX back in. It has 80W output and the one that came with the 3688B only has 60W. It also will take a range of input voltages where the morex one needs 12V regulated. As for what kind of power brick to use, the one that came with my case gives 12V @5A. It works fine on my setup with either the Morex ps or the M1-ATX. I only draw about 2.5A from it though. Assuming your M1 is working inside its specs, you shouldn't need more than 8A to run @ 12V.
    ~Jimmy

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