Will my car battery be enough?
Posted on 2005-05-04
Hi there experts,
I have put together a car computer.
It has a mini-ITX mobo with 7"LCD, 60 gig HD, 16x DVD & Wireless running off an OPUS 12VDC-DC PSU, and got it working by testing it on a motorcycle battery. With this battery I can get a good 3 minutes of DVD watching before the PSU decides it's out of juice, and shuts down windoze.
I am wondering if when I put this in my car, the alternator will provide sufficient power to the battery to keep it running? I mean, it SHOULD at least let me play mp3s, but it would be nice to also be able to watch movies (er... for the passengers... not me)