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    That's good info to know Mickz, I didn't realize they didn't regulate so well below 10.5 volts. I guess he could probably go with another better supply or use a low voltage disconnect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by that_kid View Post
    I would look at getting a 12 volt to 5 Volt stepdown with enough current to run everything. Something like this 25 amp one for the current you calculated or this 50 amp one to give you some headroom.
    I tried the stepdown converters. It actually destroyed one of the KVMP switches. I think maybe this happened because on startup, its not stepping the voltage down fast enough. I am litterally scared of these things. In fact i still have mine sitting in the garage. If I use the PSU idea, I will still have head room, and I do not plan on adding anything else (so I say), anything else and the car will fall over from all the added weight, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by hexxamillion View Post
    What a ultimate system. Will you be able to remote to the main server or machine in your hookup? Will you also have wifi? Maybe I missed the post about how you will connect to the internet. I just got back from a road trip to San Diego and having the hotspot/internet capability was very convenient for my fam.
    Its a very tiring ultimate system. Its been 4 years? How many variations? How many car computers? i am happy that I am now nearing the end. At this point I am tired of hardware mode and want to get into software mode and start work on other areas of the car, like interior and exterior customizing.

    Everything works together. There is a ethernet switch and all are hooked into the main system. The main system shares its wi-fi and mobile connection (Sprint hurry up and get LTE in Miami). For the wi-fi I was using those little wifi dongles, but they wouldnt get signal unless I was really close. Then one day while looking for something else I found the wifi for the motherboard that connects to a USB mobo header. I cut up an old USB cable, wired that up so I can use it on a regular USB port, now I have huge range as far as signal. Before I had to park my car next to my room to get onto the Homegroup, now i can sit across the street. Originally I had a mifi for the car, but it had so many issues. I am thinking of maybe adding the access point back into the mix, but honestly, if they in my car they are most likely using one of its systems, but I know most love their phones, I know I love mine and use it more than my desktop PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickz View Post
    Hi HiJackZX1, long time, good hubs make a real difference in big multi USB device systems, donít they!

    Iím wondering about the power requirements for those KVMP switches. Iím assuming they have 4 port hubs and that the power requirement is based on a max worst case 500mA for each port and a bit for the KVM electronics. Unless you have every port loaded to 500ma they should need nowhere near that current. The KVM part should only need 100ma or so. Sorry if I misunderstood anything.
    Yes they do. All though I didnt get highend high priced ones, I went with the one that had the most good reviews. I am very happy with the Inland Hubs.

    The power requirements are just awful. Why it has to 2.6amps is just beyond me. I understand 2amps or even 3amps, but 2.6amps is awkward. I think the high range has something to do with the KVM aspect itself. Who knows IOGEAR always does weird power requiremnets on their products, but they work very well. This is the only KVMP switch that works the way I want it to and is 99.9% reliable. I have tried the KVMP switch without adapters and most of the devices will not work. Once power is applied, I am good to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmullan99 View Post
    I agree with that_kid. Those power supplies he links to would make things a whole lot less messy. Easier to wire up. Just my thoughts.
    Ive destroyed one KVMP switch as a result of them. They are not stepping the voltage down fast enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickz View Post
    The idea is good and I could be wrong bit I think HiJackZX1 may have been tried these units before. I found a major flaw with these supplies in tests I carried out. They do not like going below 10.5v and will produce large unregulated excursions (instability) in output when doing so, there appears to be no LV dropout protection in the units I tested so that may have to be allowed for, in any case it means not allowing the supply to dip below 11v.
    Yes, you are right. (I know its sometimes hard to follow what I do) They just didnt step down fast enough. Also what you state, if the power is not 12V (which my setup does now because of the second battery and HO alternator) it fries anything thats connected to it. Luckly for me, it was only one of the 7 KVMP switches.

    Quote Originally Posted by that_kid View Post
    That's good info to know Mickz, I didn't realize they didn't regulate so well below 10.5 volts. I guess he could probably go with another better supply or use a low voltage disconnect.
    <takes a few Advil> Ugh, lol. See my logic with the desktop PSU idea is that i have a higher amperage than anything else. The desktop PSU only cost me $25.00. Is also very easy to wire up. My only concern right now is if the PSU will like the inverter. I know when I had the Multizone system in, the PC wouldnt start up. Im hoping because the USB devices arent as sensitive (they have been running off of $h!++y car chargers for years) they will be fine.

    What is worrying me now are the thin clients. The dc-dc PSU on those do not have a range like automotive PSUs. Its either 12V or they aint working! Im thinking because they will be connected to secondary battery, they should be fine? If not, what can I do, with out replacing the PSUs, to ensure they get 12v power?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post

    What is worrying me now are the thin clients. The dc-dc PSU on those do not have a range like automotive PSUs. Its either 12V or they aint working! Im thinking because they will be connected to secondary battery, they should be fine? If not, what can I do, with out replacing the PSUs, to ensure they get 12v power?
    Now reading the specs on the Desktop PSU, is that it can handle 21 amps on the 12v rail. Each thin client is rated at 3 amps, so thats 18 amps. So would it be ok to run them off the 12v rail? That way I know everything is regulated.

    Also had another idea. I could always just use bricks for the thin clients. In fact i would just use the bricks with the KVMP switches also and they plug directly into the inverter. That way Im not reinventing the wheel.
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    I dont know why I try to reinvent things. Here is what I finally decided to do.

    1) Pull out the 600watt inverter.
    2) Bought six 12v 3a power bricks.
    3) Bought seven 5v 2.5a power bricks (yea, I know I'm off by .1a, but I am sure the KVMPs are not that picky).

    Reason i went this route is because its so much easier and I know everything will work. Only thing I may change or have to worry about is how the thin clients turn on. My idea was to have them all set to turn on when power is applied. If I do not want any to turn on, I can leave the switch off for the power strip that pertains to the thin clients. Im still debating whether or not a should run individual reset buttons to each seat, in case a unit hangs and avoid all the units having to be turned off and on.
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    Man, this project is taking forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Man, this project is taking forever.
    Nah, its only going on year 5. LOL.... It is nearly finished. Now i know what to avoid, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Man, this project is taking forever.



    And yours is completely finished?

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    I think that each unit having its own reset would be best and the proper way to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    And yours is completely finished?
    LOL. Are ANY of our car systems every COMPLETELY finished
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    I think that each unit having its own reset would be best and the proper way to do it.
    Now the funny thing is. These units do not have a reset switch. My guess is that all they did is have you shut the system down via hard off. Remember they had XPe and my understanding is that it can just be turned off then on with no consequences. What I am going to do though is run the on/off switch to their unit to each seat. My switch upfront simply shuts off the strip that provides power to all the thin clients.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmullan99 View Post
    LOL. Are ANY of our car systems every COMPLETELY finished
    Well I think what he means is that I keep changing things before I get an actual system in the car. I have the main system in the car. I have to take it out though. I want to create a organization system that will keep everything neat and easy to get to.
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