Modding A Desktop To Plug Into A Cigarette Lighter
Calling all electronics gurus
Posted 24 November 2006 - 01:04 AM
I've currently got a laptop, but I tend to be (err) a little hard on things and I'm afraid that I'm going to have to get another new computer and desktops are a lot cheaper for comparable products.
So, I've this idea that since:
1. plug computer into wall
2. power supply converts AC to DC
3. computer runs on DC
you must be able to make something to just run the whole darn thing on DC from the start.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:21 AM
This link should help you. How Power Supplies Work
* 3.3 volts
* 5 volts
* 12 volts
This post has been edited by bozodog: 24 November 2006 - 06:21 AM
Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:04 AM
This post has been edited by TheTerrorist_75: 24 November 2006 - 10:04 AM
Posted 25 November 2006 - 06:34 AM
Perhaps three different plugs connected to transformers of the required voltage, then wired into the proper leads on the motherboard?