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oonikfraleyoo 
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Posted: April 04, 2005 at 11:15 PM / IP Logged  
I'm in the process of building a carputer and have a few questions I need to find answers to. I know about MP3Car.com but the problem with that website is that most of those guys are just plain a$$holes. If you ask a question, they come back flaming on you and tell you to "search for the answer". Then you do a search and find only other posts where someone asked a question and got flamed on and told to do a search. 75% of the website is a bunch of jerks telling everyone to do a search. Does anyone know of any other websites? I really just need to figure out how I wanna go with power.
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Posted: April 04, 2005 at 11:29 PM / IP Logged  
oonikfraleyoo wrote:
If you ask a question, they come back flaming on you and tell you to "search for the answer".
I represent that!!! Actually I search first and if the answer is there then I say search. Sorry, I don't know how to solve your power supply issue.
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Posted: April 04, 2005 at 11:36 PM / IP Logged  
Well i searched to and never even asked them any questions as I see how they react to other people. Seems like most of the questions were asked 3 years ago and ever since they have just told people to search. Its hard to sort through all that crap.
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Posted: April 05, 2005 at 12:03 AM / IP Logged  
Usually when someone tells you to RTFM they are just to lazy to give any constructive help. If I don't have the time I'll at least point the person in a general direction by at least providing a few links to get them started.
I didn't see your original question regarding your PS issue. Post you question here and I'll do what I can to help, or at least give a couple solid resources to get you started.
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Posted: April 05, 2005 at 12:53 AM / IP Logged  
Well, I'm just wanting to know more about the Inverter vs. Opus argument other than "inverters suck get an Opus" I've used inverters for things other than computers and never had any problems. I also need 200+ watts so I don't think the Opus is gonna be my solution. The effeciancy isn't an issue because I have a huge alternator. Is there any other issue with using an inverter with a CarPC Pro?
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Satkunas 
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You need to look closely at the voltage regulation. If your running sensitive equipment you want tight regulation on your output voltage so you don't fry anything because the output voltage gets too high (or too low) during alternator transients.
Looking at the opus you have a 2% variation in voltage regulation.
Im not sure what inverter your looking at but you should have a look at the output voltage regulation specs to ensure the voltage will remain steady. If you can find one that has tight regulation I don't see any problem going with an inverter rather than the opus.
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Posted: April 07, 2005 at 6:49 PM / IP Logged  
I am currently working on the same type of project, and I have found a few useful websites: https://i-t-w.com/carputer/index.html, http://www.pricepc.com/html/carpc.php, & http://www.dashpc.com/  Everything else these websites don't go over is already knowledge I have picked up from working for a couple of ISPs, C+ computer repair and CCNA Cisco networking degrees I have obtained.  I also posted an idea about using a carputer for security, if somehow it helps with your project, or gives you some ideas; here it is https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=50781&KW=joebobcletusjr
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You might want to look at carputers.org
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Posted: April 14, 2005 at 10:19 PM / IP Logged  
darkciti wrote:
You might want to look at carputers.org
Nice site, I just wish it had more of a "how to" aspect to it. Like a basic walkthrough on how to build, specific basic parts list, etc... for the computer semi impaired.
I think we need to get a sticky for basic parts and a how to on these, an official thread.
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Posted: April 18, 2005 at 12:16 AM / IP Logged  
I don't think one sticky would do it. But, I've run into kid's toys that are harder to assemble than a computer is nowadays. I've already gotten and ordered a bunch of parts. Bout the only things I need now, are the inverter and shutdown controller. I also have to track down a dash piece for my Jeep as I don't wanna hack up the original.
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