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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:38 pm 
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Hey, yeah, where can I get one of those 12v psu's. Also is the battery in your boot just a spare or do you have it connected, if so how? Is it true that better alternators are available so that more electrical systems can be ran? If so, does anybody know where they are available? I have heard that putting the CPU in the boot means that the distance ofcabling required to put a DVD drive in the dash is too far and so it will not work, is this true and also how about for a screen, how long can the cable be from the CPU to the screen. Will a standard bluetooth dongle be strong enough to have bluetooth throughout the whole car (if the CPU is in the boot). Also how do you cool your computer, I was thinking of running a pipe and a fan from outside the car, or would this be unneccesary? Thanks

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Hey, yeah, where can I get one of those 12v psu's. Also is the battery in your boot just a spare or do you have it connected, if so how? Is it true that better alternators are available so that more electrical systems can be ran? If so, does anybody know where they are available? I have heard that putting the CPU in the boot means that the distance ofcabling required to put a DVD drive in the dash is too far and so it will not work, is this true and also how about for a screen, how long can the cable be from the CPU to the screen. Will a standard bluetooth dongle be strong enough to have bluetooth throughout the whole car (if the CPU is in the boot). Also how do you cool your computer, I was thinking of running a pipe and a fan from outside the car, or would this be unneccesary? Thanks

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:49 pm 
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So many questions lol, I'll try to answer a few for ya, box to cd/dvd drive must be a relitivly short distance, we are talking lik 2 feet would be stretching the limits. I have seen ppl use fire wire cables to extend the reach, but really thats just stupid, if your that keen get a usb external unit and hack that f**k up to fit. bluetooth yeah it'd be heaps strong, strong enough for someone behind/beside you to anoyyou by toothing ur system.

Most carputers will live in your boot and remain a happy little computer for years to come, in summer some ppl just add extra fans or fold their seats down, alternivly steal some of the air con from ur backseat passengers and run that into the boot, but if I were you I'd wait till I needed to do that before I bothered, computers will take a bit of heat just fine, and most will shut them selvs down when it gets too bad.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:35 pm 
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stomper wrote:
Where do you get the 12V PSU Units
That would be from here - http://www.switchbox.com.au/product_info.php/cPath/3_7/products_id/43?osCsid=49c84cfc88ec4b83bd0e52fac06a62d8

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Also is the battery in your boot just a spare or do you have it connected, if so how
I have it connected like this

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I have heard that putting the CPU in the boot means that the distance ofcabling required to put a DVD drive in the dash is too far and so it will not work, is this true
Yes that is true. If you want the DVD in the dash, with the CPU in the boot, you will have to have an IDE to USB converter. The USB will go that distance but the IDE will not

willygrice wrote:
how long can the cable be from the CPU to the screen
My cable is 6 metres long and there is no problem

willygrice wrote:
Will a standard bluetooth dongle be strong enough to have bluetooth throughout the whole car (if the CPU is in the boot)
Not sure, I don't have bluetooth

willygirce wrote:
how do you cool your computer
basically, if the temperature is OK for a human, it is OK for a computer. If you were shivering your a*** off, or the interior was too hot for you to get into the car, then you shouldn't be using the carputer

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:56 am 
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at $209 for a car psu i think id rather engineer my own, but yea glad to see a company has made one, i was designing one back when i had my old car ... during my tafe engineering classes, it would have workd 2, just the lack of a job stopped me :D anyhow i might get back into this project i have all the parts i need - the power supply that is :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:33 am 
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Sounds great cooki monsta, have been talkin with a mate of mine about this, he reckons that all is needed is a bit more than a few resistors, please keep me posted of ur progress including instructions and diargrams, that would be great if you could do that, thanks

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:13 am 
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if you goto mp3car.com there are detailed instructions for making all this s**t.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:27 pm 
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anywhere in particular cos mp3.com is a huge site

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:29 pm 
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correction mp3car.com is a huge site

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:38 pm 
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use their search, look for sproggy PSU, I think thats what its called, been many a year since I've been in there.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:50 pm 
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alright, will give it a go

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:03 pm 
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hey yea u needed alot more then a few resistors
basically it was a series of voltage dividers or doublers and dividers to get the 12v rail to drop or increase to any voltage rail found inside the computers psu :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:08 pm 
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have fun cooki =D it was fun putting my mates one in and if you come up with a nice way of hiding all the wires to make them look pretty....please tell me so i can pass it down to him. so far we have half the wires covered under the carpet...the rest is still exposed. kinda weird.

good luck and have fun =D

 

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