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    yes, deep cycle batterys are looking like the...

    yes, deep cycle batterys are looking like the next alternative i think. Is a normal car battery classed as a deep cycle? It appears to hold charge for longer than these sla's and charges quite quick.
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    When you loose your stanby data due to the m2atx...

    When you loose your stanby data due to the m2atx losing power, on the next boot the system will hang. I have just checkd out the hibernate thing and will give that a go, sounds good.
    Im friendly...
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    Hmm ok, this is becomming an issue even when...

    Hmm ok, this is becomming an issue even when shutdown. Perhaps the standby voltage of these SLA batterys is lower than a common car battery. can anyone confirm this?
    I appreciate all the help so far...
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    yeah it is that annoying becuase i have to load...

    yeah it is that annoying becuase i have to load all the programs again. Im starting to think that the issue is related to charging, when i give the batterys a charge from a 240v charger they will...
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    Thanks fusion, i was thinking along the lines of...

    Thanks fusion, i was thinking along the lines of something like that. Perhaps a voltage regulator connected to the storage batteries however I’m worried what will happen when the batteries die and...
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    bump?

    bump?
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    dont hardwire to the car battery, you jun the...

    dont hardwire to the car battery, you jun the risc of a flat if left for a long period of time. you can splice and joun the two leads easily, just dont mix the polarity.
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    Failure to hold standby state

    Hey guys, im having an issue keeping my CarPC in standby.
    I have a M2 ATX psu running an Intel board with a 3.0ghz p4 chip on it, 1gb ram, 160gb 2.5" ide hdd along with a usb hdd. The m2atx connects...
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    still getting noise on the lcd screen? If so...

    still getting noise on the lcd screen? If so first try using a shielded vga cable (the thick ones that you find on a lot of older crt monitors, you may also want to cover connections with alloy foil...
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    350z is quite a ride, id love to see some...

    350z is quite a ride, id love to see some pics/ideas of your install. Have you given any thought to the screen as yet?
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    its amazing how much energy the sun puts into...

    its amazing how much energy the sun puts into your car, i completely agree with you 20mg. However when using a combustion engine the waste is really under your bonnet don’t you think?
    I think a car...
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    Good point truckin, however i have had cases...

    Good point truckin, however i have had cases where low frq vibration (eg subwoffer) have caused scratches on the platters. I have seen these myself and may be able to find a drive to show the...
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    to be honest, im driving a Nissan exa with about...

    to be honest, im driving a Nissan exa with about 6" clearance from the ground. Super lows on front and rear with a stiff ride and strut brace for corners. I was using a 20gb 3.5" 5400 rps PATA IBM...
  14. Most touch screens jsut have a panle placed over...

    Most touch screens jsut have a panle placed over the lcd screen, so when you strip it this should come off with ease. You could then flip the screen. Give it a try, lcd screens are easy to put back...
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    This has been covered in a previous thread and...

    This has been covered in a previous thread and the verdict was to either move to a 2.5" drive (which is far more robust and responsive in a rugged environment) or mount the drive horizontally. The...
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    sounds do-able. would like to know the panels you...

    sounds do-able. would like to know the panels you use, where you choose to mount them and if you decide to use any extra batterys. in my setup, my m2atx is connected to four 12v SLA 7.5AH batt's in...
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    If its any help. i have had a 12v solar panel...

    If its any help. i have had a 12v solar panel attached to a carolla sitting in my drive way for about 3 months. I hadnt started the car in that time and found that the panel was able to hold charge...
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    call me the nit pickker but i hope that isnt a...

    call me the nit pickker but i hope that isnt a sub box :S
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    If you allredy have the parts, m2 ATX... that...

    If you allredy have the parts, m2 ATX... that little puppy saved me quite alot of time when trying to mod a standard PSU. Post pics when your done racer02... sounds like a nice ride you got there.
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