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    Carnetix p2140 Installation Question

    I need help hooking up my Carnetix p2140 to my computer. What wire do I connect to the power button so the shutdown controller will work. I read through the instructions over and over but I am still a little confused.
    THe red black and brown wires are self explanitory but the green white and blue wires are a little confusing on what they get used for. The blue says delay on and on for accessories, got it for amp. But the Green says ACPI - Not sure where this gets connected to? White says ACPI + again confused?
    Just need a little help with connecting this to my computer.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Never mind after a little research and a little risk I fuigured it out. The ACPI wires refer to the power button on control. Hook them up right and you have no problem. Green and White connected to your computers power button.
    I soldered wires on to the power button on the mother board
    THen hooked up the 12v outs from the psu to the power cord 12vin. Connected the Grounds to the grounds on the power cord and voila. Here it is.
    Here is a screenie of the PSUMON software while hooked to the computer.

    The computer specs are
    Pentium 4 2.6ghz
    1gb Ram
    40gb Hard drive
    DVD / CDRW Combo Drive
    I saw the amps peak at about 8amps when booting other than that they havent gotten above 5amps while running with a load (playing mp3, video)

    I wired the computer cable as described below.
    On the PSU Wire both Primary 12vouts together and both Ground Together.
    Cut the cable in half between the power brick and the connector.
    Solder the leads you’ve just cut to the ends of that like this:
    Red (12vin CPU) to Red (12vout PSU)
    Brown (12vin CPU) to Red (12vout PSU)
    Black (Ground CPU) to Black (Ground PSU)
    White (Ground CPU)to Black (Ground PSU)
    Also, solder the screen (Wire Mesh Ground) to black.
    Fold the Green and Yellow wires back against the cable and tape them up.
    Tape each join up individually, then tape the whole lot together.
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    4 wire Plug

    Black - Ground ( both wires )
    Blue - Pulse Start Input ( uses a 3V-12V to turn on power supply by switch )
    Red - +12V Battery Input ( both wires )
    Yellow - Ignition/ACC input ( remote turn on ( it starts the power supply ))




    6 wire plug


    Red - Primary Output 1
    Black - Ground 1
    White - ACPI-/iSense Dual function, depends on jumper setting
    Blue - DLYON Out
    Red - Primary Output 2
    Black - Ground 2
    Brown* - Secondary Output
    Green - ACPI+

    both Red are power 12 Volt all the time.
    both Black are power ground all the time.

    Blue - to a amp ( remote on wire )

    Brown - 2nd power out put.

    Green - ( + ) computer turn on
    White - ( - ) computer turn on




    You need to have at least one Red wire , one Black wire, & Yellow Wire to make it start up.


    here is the manual
    P2140 manual

    If you need any other help with it let me know.

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    Thanks, I allready had it figured out, I posted what I did in my second post in this thread.
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    question about this all before i buy a 2140....
    do the startup shutdown controllers work with the 260, or do you have to manually do it even with the 2140....
    gracias again

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    It works great with the SX260 and SX 270 series computers. You will have to solder two wires underneath the power button but other than that it is a very easy install.
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    alright, i am buying it
    here we go!

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    You will have to solder two wires underneath the power button but other than that it is a very easy install.
    I would love for one of you guys to try the new firmware (V1.8.X) and let me know if you can start/stop the PC via the USB port instead of soldering wires to your power switch.
    http://www.carnetix.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1000

    Also, FYI, we sell a couple of power cables that *may* be able to save you from hacking your AC adapter power cable.

    This is the CNX-CA-XSC8 which has a 4-pin "Kycon" connector. It was designed for the Xenarc SC8 but may also fit the SX260.
    http://www.carnetix.com/cables/CNX-CA-SC6.jpg

    Or, this is a stand-alone connector that you can manually wire to the pigtail J2 cable that ships with the P2140.
    http://www.carnetix.com/cables/image1.jpg

    Hope this helps!
    MikeH

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeH View Post
    I would love for one of you guys to try the new firmware (V1.8.X) and let me know if you can start/stop the PC via the USB port instead of soldering wires to your power switch.
    http://www.carnetix.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1000

    Also, FYI, we sell a couple of power cables that *may* be able to save you from hacking your AC adapter power cable.

    This is the CNX-CA-XSC8 which has a 4-pin "Kycon" connector. It was designed for the Xenarc SC8 but may also fit the SX260.
    http://www.carnetix.com/cables/CNX-CA-SC6.jpg

    Or, this is a stand-alone connector that you can manually wire to the pigtail J2 cable that ships with the P2140.
    http://www.carnetix.com/cables/image1.jpg


    Hope this helps!
    I dont think those cables will work Here is a pic of the connector for the power cord to the PC. It is a square six connector plug. And as far as USB goes for turning it on, I dont know how that would work either. The computer would have to be in standby mode to sense it. I think anyway.
    But for sure the power cord you pictured will not work. Dell did there home work when selecting a power option that would limit you to there specific power cord.
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    Dell did there home work when selecting a power option that would limit you to there specific power cord.
    Bummer....leave it to Dell.
    And as far as USB goes for turning it on, I dont know how that would work either. The computer would have to be in standby mode to sense it. I think anyway.
    You are correct. The current version of firmware/software puts the laptop in Standby. However, the current drain is very low if the battery is nearly/fully charged. We've been doing this with Mac minis for quite some time with no apparent battery drain issues. We are, however, working on a scheme for Hibernation which may be an even lower power drain.
    MikeH

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