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owen7575

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I have a desktop PC with a standard 120 volt power supply. I would like to run this PC in my RV. Since PC's convert thwe standard 120 volts AC into low voltage DC, How do I bypass the 120 input, and run directly off of my RV's 12 volt DC supply?
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You don't, you need to get an inverter that will convert back up to 120 v
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make sure you get a good quality power inverter if you do it that way. Pay more for a good reliable brand that can output more watts than your computer actually draws.
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The better ones will have built in cooling fans and should have fuses to protect the circuit.
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Umm this is not quite true. Check out Carputer (combination of Car and Computer) aka Car PCs power supplies (Carputer is the style not the manufacturer). They are designed to run on dirty car power and convert it to clean power.

http://store.mp3car....upplies_s/2.htm

These are some examples. Keep in mind these tend to max out around 320W of power so they are not for your SLI UBER7334 OMG!!!! Gaming machine with 2 or more graphics cards. These are for more basic computers.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 26 January 2009 - 09:39 PM.

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