I know how to wire the PSU the right way -- I've read this thread.
My question is whether I could use the OPUS PSU when it's powered in a "non-intelligent" way.
OPUS (+) --> Positive Battery Wire (fused)
OPUS IGN --> "Bridged" from the Positive Terminal/Wire
OPUS (-) --> Negative (Chassis) Wire
The Power Switch wire is already running from the motherboard to a momentary switch in the dash.
My main concern is if I could have the PSU in an "always on/ready" mode by shorting the positive and the ignition ends and controlling it via the computer's power switch?
I do realize that by doing this I'd have to manually turn the computer on and off and face the risk of forgetting to turn the PC off and ending up with a dead battery.
Although I have ignition wires in the trunk already, they're wired in a complicated manner to prevent speaker pop.
The OPUS will be used temporarily over this weekend, and if I decide to keep it, I'll just wire everything the way it was meant to be wired.
So you're sure that having a constant 12V from the battery at the IGN end is OK for the PSU?
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