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    Quote Originally Posted by bosstone74
    I use mine with the car off and it goes for about 6 hours before the battery is dead, now that was only because I left it on, however I didn't have my radio on either...so if that radio is on, I'd say about 3 hours I've gone before and then started the car and it was ok.

    I use a yellow top Optima battery (the bomb).

    Looks as if you are using a opus...they are supposed to have a low voltage detector and it's supposed to shut the computer down, so you will have enough juice to start you car, but it's never worked for me, but I do know some people have sent it back and had them adjust theirs so it will shutdown at a voltage of 11 or something like that, instead of 10.
    Interesting...
    Yea, I'm using an Opus, but I have 2 problems:
    1. The Opus doesn't force the PC to do a hard-off, when it is soft-off it is still draining power (usb devices and such, I haven't done the opus USB mod) , so... if the battery is getting low, the PC will turn off, but still drain power.
    2. I use remote start, and if the voltage isn't high enough, the car will turn over, but not completely start...

    O well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiztope
    Interesting...
    Yea, I'm using an Opus, but I have 2 problems:
    1. The Opus doesn't force the PC to do a hard-off, when it is soft-off it is still draining power (usb devices and such, I haven't done the opus USB mod) , so... if the battery is getting low, the PC will turn off, but still drain power.
    2. I use remote start, and if the voltage isn't high enough, the car will turn over, but not completely start...

    O well...
    I had the usb draining problem too...instead of doing the mod, I sent it in to opus for $20 bucks and they did it. At the same time you could have them adjust the voltage dectection...
    BossTone74

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    I've been thinking about sending it in, but I don't want to be without it for the time that it takes... I may contact them to find out how long it might take...

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    A small update:
    It got a little hotter here in NC & due to temp's inside the fiberglass cover, I installed a 120mm fan (nice and quiet fan that pulls a lot of air) on the pc side and moved the 80mm to the Amp side to expel air. temps dropped dramatically. Now it is working great and staying cool, even in the NC summer!

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