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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Suffolk Coastal
About Me: ex fulltimer, now taking life easy
Interests: Sea Scouts, canoeing, Singers
MH Type: between vans
Years Motorhoming: long time
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Originally Posted by sdc77
I intend to install a micro itx pc in the garage of my van. Looking at kit like voom I see that I should be able to power it from 12v no probs
The intention is to mount it on the roof in the garage .. take 12v from the garage lights and have an external dvd drive in the living area .. bluetooth keyboard with pad and another monitor (in fact the old tv/monitor which I am replacing with a larger one.
Any obvious problems here?
Geo hinted at it.. Power , More info needed.. ie .. total power of PC + peripheral device(s) in watts
The Voom (depending on model) uses 120 - 140 watt.. that would be 10 - 12 amps aprox. ....
This would overload the existing lighting circuit.. so I would advise to run a new 15amp fused power supply from the DC distribution box, or battery.. bear in mind the power used if using off EHU
Otherwise.. can't see any other issue.. except perhaps the wireless keyboard and pad.. they work fine with line of sight.. not sure about through a bulkhead.. if that were an issue you could position the usb receiver on the other side of the bulkhead with a usb extension cable.
Last edited by ScotJimland; 28-01-2013 at 21:13.