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    12 Volt Timer For Computer

    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.

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    Hi,

    There are power supplies that have this sort of facility. Do a search in here for startup/shutdown controllers or power supplies etc. They are used by loads of people in here to automatically shutdown their PCs safely after a defined period after you turn off the ignition. There's probably an FAQ on it listing the most commonly used ones.

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    Actually, a PC timer would be a brilliant idea; the way you can do it with today's PSU's it's through a sort of remote option which is kind of a pain in the *** and can only be set by intervals.
    I think that an "egg timer" would be a great solution, a manual timer that would be used for changing the turn off time on the fly; for example if you are using the car a lot of times during the day you may not want the computer to ever turn off, but then you use the car less often and you want the system to turn off after maybe 5 mins.
    Maybe even a remote unit with a LCD readout (like a temp. gauge) with an up/down button that would enable you to change the turn off time!
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    Its in dutch but they have a really nice 12v timer with LCD display
    http://www1.nl2.conrad.com/scripts/w...orm_special_ac

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    I have an Opus 150 and have it set to 20 minute delay to power off and it has always worked flawlessly. I highly recommend the Opus.
    I had their tech guys modify it so USB power is NOT always on....


    http://www.opussolutions.com/
    http://www.digitalww.com/opus150.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDub View Post
    Hi,

    There are power supplies that have this sort of facility. Do a search in here for startup/shutdown controllers or power supplies etc. They are used by loads of people in here to automatically shutdown their PCs safely after a defined period after you turn off the ignition. There's probably an FAQ on it listing the most commonly used ones.

    D.

    I know I have one I want flexibility though and convience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peijffertje View Post
    Its in dutch but they have a really nice 12v timer with LCD display
    http://www1.nl2.conrad.com/scripts/w...orm_special_ac
    I tried to go to your link and aside from being in Dutch it does not bring up anything but an error message. Any chance you could repost the link.

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    same here,,
    i googled it but there doesnt seem anything like that
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    Hi,

    Maybe its easier if you go to www.conrad.nl
    In search (Snel een product zoeken) you type "12v tijdschakelaar"
    Then hit search (zoeken) or press enter.

    You'll find the item right on top. I think its what you're looking for.
    It's made for the car, it has an LCD display and you can set several times

    In case the link works..
    Try http://www1.nl2.conrad.com/scripts/wgate/zcop_nl2/~flNlc3Npb249UDkwX05MX0IyQzpDX0FHQVRFMDI6MDAwMC4wM TFiLjkyNjVjMmQxJn5odHRwX2NvbnRlbnRfY2hhcnNldD1pc28 tODg1OS0xJn5TdGF0ZT03NzI4MDkwMjE=?~template=PCAT_A REA_S_BROWSE&p_selected_area=%24ROOT&perform_speci al_action=&glb_user_js=Y&shop=NL2&product_show_id= &p_page_to_display=DirektSearch&~cookies=1&zhmmh_l fo=&zhmmh_area_kz=&s_haupt_kategorie=&p_searchstri ng=12v+tijdschakelaar&r3_matn=&insert_kz=&area_s_u rl=&area_url=&direkt_aufriss_area=&p_countdown=&p_ 80=&p_80_category=&p_80_article=&p_next_template_a fter_login=&mindestbestellwert=&login=&password=&b pemail=&bpid=&url=&show_wk=&use_search=3&p_back_te mplate=&template=&kna_news=&p_status_scenario=&doc umentselector=&p_load_area=$ROOT&p_artikelbilder_m ode=&p_sortopt=&page=&p_catalog_max_results=10

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    Here is an easier link with the manual
    http://www2.produktinfo.conrad.com/d...e-en-fr-nl.pdf

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