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Powering Mini-ATX with Sealed Lead Acid Battery
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:20:02 AM »
Hi All,
Is there an adapter that will allow me to hook my mini-atx motherboard to a sealed lead acid battery without frying my motherboard? Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Re: Powering Mini-ATX with Sealed Lead Acid Battery
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 02:27:25 AM »
Don't you need a psu for the motherboard?
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Re: Powering Mini-ATX with Sealed Lead Acid Battery
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 04:09:56 AM »
Hi SmAsh,
Thanks for responding, and yes I would need a power supply. However, I would need an adapter  for the power supply as it can not be hooked to the battery directly. Do you know where I can buy an adapter that I can plug the psu into on one end, and hook the battery to on the other? Thanks again for your response.

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Re: Powering Mini-ATX with Sealed Lead Acid Battery
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 04:45:37 AM »
Well, you would probably need a mini psu that can take a 12v input voltage.
You would then hook the terminals up to those of the power supply input.
Why do you think the psu cannot be hooked up directly?
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Re: Powering Mini-ATX with Sealed Lead Acid Battery
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 04:59:29 AM »
You need DC-DC ATX Power Supplies
http://www.mini-box.com/DC-DC

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Re: Powering Mini-ATX with Sealed Lead Acid Battery
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 08:12:58 AM »
Wow, Bill, I didn't know these were made. This is the best way to power an ATX MB from a battery.

 


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