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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Replace them with M2-ATX's (or equiv)

    or get a 12VDC-12VDC regulator with enough amps to supply all your units.
    Well I'm not interested in replacing all the PSU units. Now a regulator, should i get one per unit, because if the units do not power on at the same time, one or more units will momentarily be hit with overage and possibly fry them. Im going to have to do a cost comparison of both methods.
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    Wait! Can i get cigarette adapters?
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    Wait! Can i get cigarette adapters?
    I know you've been here long enough, you've gotta know that infamous paint picture of the fire from a cig. lighter... Can't remember who made it though, and I don't have it. I think this thread needs that...

    Honestly, the psu's in those should draw the amps needed. The regulators shouldn't be pushing anything to them, the psu's should be drawing from them what they need. At least this how I envision things working. Think about it, M4's provide 200 some watts, not sure the amps, but they don't fry things. Aren't they just acting like a regulator would (with technology to provide startup/shutdown though), but the regulator wouldn't have the startup/shutdown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by detlion1643 View Post
    I know you've been here long enough, you've gotta know that infamous paint picture of the fire from a cig. lighter... Can't remember who made it though, and I don't have it. I think this thread needs that...

    Honestly, the psu's in those should draw the amps needed. The regulators shouldn't be pushing anything to them, the psu's should be drawing from them what they need. At least this how I envision things working. Think about it, M4's provide 200 some watts, not sure the amps, but they don't fry things. Aren't they just acting like a regulator would (with technology to provide startup/shutdown though), but the regulator wouldn't have the startup/shutdown?
    LMFAO.... It was Toaster that made the picture.

    I have the same vision you have. I just do not want it to be wrong and good by thin clients. Your observation makes sense with what the seller said. He said that if I need to add a HDD, to beef up the power to 12V 4a. If the brick doesnt have 12V 4a, then it would not be able to power everything. i have one unit I can use for testing. I am going to fuse the unit, then connect it to VDC. If it blows, then we were wrong and I have a replacement mobo laying here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    So what actions can i take to make them automotive friendly?
    There are a few options, each with a cost. Going by your picture, you could easily swap out the PSU boards for regular automotive PC supplies (like M2-ATX). That would make life even easier when it comes to switching on/off with vehicle. Is the connector from PSU to Motherboard a typical ATX connector? It doesn't look like it from the picture, so if you use M2s you may have to work out how to connect it. A little patience and research into the wire colors may allow you to "re-pin" the board connector with the ATX wires from the M2.

    If I recall, you have a separate battery, which would act like a big capacitor, you can maybe also put one of those big-*** capacitors audio junkies use to smooth out the rough spots. You would still need to work out how to switch those PCs on with car ignition. It may be prudent to also put some smaller value caps across the supply also, to remove engine type noise on the supply lines.

    Also, as Enforcer says, you can get the 12V-12V regulators that can match your power requirements.

    EDIT: Somehow my post is lagging and I did not see the other replies.


    I would think that the power units to supply those boxes output a steady voltage. Supplies like the M2 can take much lower/higher voltage and still supply the stead voltages needed to power a PC. Same as the regulators Enforcer refers to.

    You "could" use a nice inverter to power the bricks that come with / designed for those units, and if I recall your previous installation, you already powered regular PC supplies via Inverter.

    Just some ideas.

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    You don't have to worry about the amps being imputed into the units very much at all. You just have to be sure there is enough, imputing to much won't hurt anything. What you have to look out for is voltage. I'm sure that those thin clients probably weren't intended for vehicle use so they will probably require regulated 12 volts. Your best bet is to just get a simple automotive power supply that can produce a constant 12 volts and at least the minimum amperage to run them. Also, running them all off of one PSU shouldn't hurt the PSU or the thin clients as long as the PSU can produce the proper amount of amperage.
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