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Old 12-23-2004, 02:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i always see these cool little micro ATX boxes that can run neck and neck with many desktops. It is hard to come by a laptop with that kinda of performance with less than 4000 bucks. I was wondering if it was possible to hook up a micro ATX system to a notebook battery (understand what im saying? For example, take a notebook PC and use a notebook battery or 2 to run it). That would be ultimate to take on trips. Has anyone seen this done or think it would work.
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I think you will need different batteries with different voltages
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Laptops are usually built around the secific power of the battery.
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you can buy small energy storing devices that just have regular wall outlets as their output... i used one back in 99 to run a gameboy on a cross country trip.. i dont know if the output is enough or how much time you might get.
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Well... psu's run on 120 or 240. The max power (volts) a mobo uses is 12, they also use a few others. That would be a cool project to make psu that would run on a 12 volt battery and convert the 12v into 4.5, and others while supplying enough power too. You cant just use resistors or something because some devices consume a lot of power. I dont think it would be worth it because it would not run long on a laptop battery even if you did make that powersupply.
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