I agree MiniITX is the way to go if you want a pic in your glove box... a lot of those mini motherboards support laptop components and etc.. the cases that can support these computers are actually smaller than a gaming console (PS2)...you're on your own for the monitor though
I didn't mean how to get power. :lol: That is easy.
I meant how to shut down the power and how to power-up.
I've got a few ideas, but they are not easy to implement. I was looking if someone might have come up with a solid solution.
If you need help on monitor, PM me.
DC to AC is not very efficient or easy to control. There are better ways.
For the shutting down, i'm gonna use a UPS.. it'll give me a good 10 minutes to shut down the pc the proper way... anyone have a better idea? My friend says i don't even have to get a UPS if i just use the relay for the headlights.
Hmm, interesting..I just happened to brows up on this thread and I have a situation similar to this. I've already bought my laptop with a DVD player in it. It fits nicely in the glove box and is used for downloading programs (race/street/track) for my stand alone engine management unit (haltech). The power source conversion isn't too hard, and I have a spliter from my audio output port (laptop-for like desk top speakers) to connect to my AUX stock car system so I can view the DVD and have sound from my stock car speakers. As for start up and shut down, I just close the lap top and it goes into stand by mode (soon or later if the car isn't used the battery in the laptop dies off), and when I start the car the power source goes on and I turn on my laptop if I care to use it or just starts charging... I know it might not be the ideal way, but it works for me. If any of you electronic freaks can give me pointers on a better "solid" method/system with my current set up, please do help. Tks.
Nice looking Power Supply. You just found an easy on/off solution for me. I came across their website as I was doing my research, but never looked at the power supply.
I was using 120WT ITX one. It is in repairs right now (didn't handle the full load I tried). :-?
If you need 120 WT ITX power supply, PM me. I'll soon be getting a replacement unit and the 150 WT seems to fit better my needs (no need for custom work).