Great install - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Well worth the wait on dial up! :)
How're you finding the carnetix? Is 60w enough for your needs so far?? I've got the Travla C137 case, and I'm thinking about the carnetix too as mine has the C4 90w power supply :) ..... I'd like to get an opus, but it's friggin' expensive!!!
There was a guy from the UK with the same car who had his ride featured on a auto mag:
Thanks Spaghetti. (And apologies for your impending phone bill in advance). ;)
The Carnetix has performed faultlessly so far. Since I wrote the log I have had about two weeks of testing and have no problems to report.
I can't comment on the ability of the Carnetix to survive cranking as the FTO cuts power to the radio while cranking so I would need to go the tank circuit route to solve that one. Since I don't do much start-stop driving I don't consider this a problem though.
To get an idea of the load, I am still running the system specified in my project log plus the LinITX Touchscreen from the P1260. Since then I have also installed a USB GPS module which draws 90-110mA, and a Orinoco USB client with external 7dB omni directional antenna which has been known to draw anything between 420 and 540mA, plus a second mouse from the PS2 mouse port which is wired as a centre console jog wheel for controlling the most common functions.
The only Incident I have had with the setup so far was when I inadvertently did crank the engine while the kit was running which must have confused the Epia somewhat as the VGA shut down for about 10 seconds. Although I NOW know that this was the reason, I didn't at the time and was somewhat freaked out to put it mildly by a white fading "you've fried your TFT" type pattern with a saturated bloody Jurassic Park Logo in the background!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
It was only when I got back home and searched the forums that I learned this is a common occurrence on Lilliputs (So now we all know that LinITX monitors do it too). :D
Excellent install and excellent site tracking it all. Really useful for people like me who are new to all this.
that bloke from the UK would be me.
I found your website via google and it inspired to me make a start on my carpc project! Loved it I really hope mine looks as sweet as yours did :)