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    Quote Originally Posted by kozmo View Post
    I searched and could not find anything so I am also going to assume this is the best place for this thread.

    Does anyone have or know of a 12 Volt Automotive Timer, like a kitchen timer but something I could put in my truck and it would allow me to leave the computer on after my truck is off for the desired amount of time set on the timer, so it could sync with my server at my house, etc.

    Thanks

    The uSDC20D basically does this exactly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zootjeff View Post
    The uSDC20D basically does this exactly..

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    No it does not it allows the user to turn off the computer early but does not allow me to set the timer for say 30 minutes shut off my truck go inside and know that in 30 minutes the computer will shut off. At least the way I understand it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kozmo View Post
    No it does not it allows the user to turn off the computer early but does not allow me to set the timer for say 30 minutes shut off my truck go inside and know that in 30 minutes the computer will shut off. At least the way I understand it.

    So you want it to normally shut down in a few secconds of turning off the car, but if you hit a button, it would turn off the car in 30 minutes that one time?

    The uSDC20D will turn off your computer. It pulls the plug on power, even if your computer crashes after it sends the shutdown pulse, it will be off.

    uSDC20D can be modified for the above situation.

    Can your battery power your computer for 30 minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zootjeff View Post
    So you want it to normally shut down in a few secconds of turning off the car, but if you hit a button, it would turn off the car in 30 minutes that one time?

    The uSDC20D will turn off your computer. It pulls the plug on power, even if your computer crashes after it sends the shutdown pulse, it will be off.

    uSDC20D can be modified for the above situation.

    Can your battery power your computer for 30 minutes?

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    Crouzet relay

    I use this Crouzet relay at work, it is a little complicated but can do what you need. This one has an analog dial to set the time. We set ours to shut down 10 minutes after we send a pulse.

    http://www.crouzet-usa.com/downloads...structions.pdf

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    Update::
    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Code=PWR%2D026
    This seems pretty good Im hoping it becomes available pretty soon so that I can test it.
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    doing this in software would be the easy answer, only it would suck if for some reason the pc got 'stuck' shutting down

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    I understand that a hardware based solution is likely what your looking for, but I use a simple registry tweak that allows you to select a shutdown time by right clicking on the "my computer" icon. I would think you could easily create a shortcut to make it a one click deal. I use this when I am updating or transferring files all the time. Handy when you know you wont be back for a while.

    save as a text document, and rename the extension to a .reg
    then run it and allow it to edit the registry.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Right-click My Computer To Shutdown 
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 10 Minutes]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 10 Minutes\command]
    @="shutdown -s -f -t 600"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 20 Minutes]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 20 Minutes\command]
    @="shutdown -s -f -t 1200"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 30 Minutes]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 30 Minutes\command]
    @="shutdown -s -f -t 1800"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 40 Minutes]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 40 Minutes\command]
    @="shutdown -s -f -t 2400"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 50 Minutes]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 50 Minutes\command]
    @="shutdown -s -f -t 3000"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 60 Minutes]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Shutdown In 60 Minutes\command]
    @="shutdown -s -f -t 3600"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pate60 View Post
    doing this in software would be the easy answer, only it would suck if for some reason the pc got 'stuck' shutting down
    not to say it cant happen, but I use it a LOT and have never seen it hang. It is basically the same thing as that old virus that would initiate a shutdown...worked good for it too Once initiated, it cannot be halted in any way I have found.
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    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer View Post
    not to say it cant happen, but I use it a LOT and have never seen it hang. It is basically the same thing as that old virus that would initiate a shutdown...worked good for it too Once initiated, it cannot be halted in any way I have found.
    actually it can be halted, the shutdown app has an '-a' switch to abort!

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