What kinda relays did you run for the inverter?
I installed my CarPC a week ago. I initially planned to use a laptop, but since the laptop was broken just a few days before I wanted to install the CarPC, I used a PC with an inverter. The PC automatically turns on, when it gets power.
A 2001 Ford Cougar with a 2.5l V6 engine.
DDWRT-6500 Double Din LCD Screen
With built-in FM receiver and DVD-drive
Pentium IV - 2.4 Ghz
1 GB RAM
80 GB Harddrive
Onboard Video + Sound
Wireless Network Card
Two switches (1 for turning the relais on, 1 for turning the pc on/off)
A relais for giving the inverter power.
A bunch of cables
No amplifier yet!
Windows XP SP2
Road Runner Frontend
PC Navigator + Destinator 6
Relais for powering the inverter
Overview of wires under the bonnet
The gap in the interior
Wires to the trunk
The inverter in the trunk
The screen in the interior
It was a hell to get the screen in. I needed to cut a lot of plastic, and then there was a metal clip to hold the original ford radio, without screws. I had to drill the thing off.
I'll post more pics soon...
I'm not the OP, but it looks like standard automotive relays... Like the following:
I'm using a few of these in my CarPC project. They support up to a 30 amp load, so they should be good for most needs, including inverters.