Hi, does anyone know if this power board could connect to a laptop ?
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Actually, I'm using an m2-atx to power my laptop carpc right now. It just takes a little bit of chopping/soldering wires. You'll need also need the car charger for your laptop (or any generic on on ebay).
I only used this because I already had it, and I'm on a budget. There are other ways to do this, but I wanted the startup/shutdown controller and voltage regulating properties of the m2atx.
I'm powering the +12v input of the car charger with the +12v 4 pin connector. I'm powering everything else (TS, usb hub, external dvd-rom) with the +12v and +5v lines off the ATX connector.
The only thing you have to do to get your m2-atx to "turn on", is to ground the green wire on the atx connector.
There is still a kink with the startup/shutdown controller aspect of it, but I'm working on that. I just hooked up the power switch port on the m2-atx in parallel with the switch on the laptop. In theory it works fine, however I'm having difficulties, I'm working on it though.
You could use an M2 (or other ATX-compatible PSU) hacked to pieces or you can spend about the same amount on a PSU that's designed for the laptop....
I think I'd go with the latter option, thank you.