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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

Make sure the Pico PSU you get is rated for automotive use. Yes, it does matter; the non-automotive ones take +12V straight from the power source unregulated, and the output of a car alternator can vary between 11V and 14V, which could kill your computer. The automotive Pico PSUs regulate the +12V input so that it's always ~+12V even with varying input from an alternator.
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This, and also make sure that your electrical system is up to par. Not all electrical systems will take a 120w load without massive voltage drops. This becomes even moreso of an issue when starting to step into higher end audio in the car.
The PSU is made for automotive use, it takes anywhere from 6v-24v and has safety systems integrated so it does't drain your battery. The 120w version does not have the 4pin +12v plug for the CPU, is there a problem with using an adapter from the molex connector that is on there? Here is a link to the psu by the way.
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post #22 of 26
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also do I need to buy a 20pin to 24pin adapter? I have read that you don't really need the extra 4 pins and that they were for the pci slots??
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post #23 of 26
You will need both the molex->ATX12V and the 20->24-pin adapter.
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nevermind bad idea tongue.gif
Edited by TurboMach1 - 9/30/12 at 1:49pm
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Hard to believe that tiny little thing can power a full fledged computer, with more CPU power than I have in my desktop redface.gif
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Hard to believe that tiny little thing can power a full fledged computer, with more CPU power than I have in my desktop redface.gif
Ya these pico psus are pretty amazing. Im using one right now to power my HTPC I stuffed it all into a NES case, even has a working DVD drive in it.
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