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CarPC for my Triton

When I took a delivery of my Triton 2.5DID, one thing that cross my mind was to have a CarPC installed. It was back in 2007 but too many things happening and I didn't do anything until few weeks back when I've got nothing to play around with.

Took me months to decide what I wanted for my CarPC. I just don't want to have it half done .. so, a week ago, I decided to get a complete unit from one vendor. One thing, this CarPC stuff are mainly done in US and Europe, there are few here in Malaysia and many of them either ordered their unit from US or using mini ITX casing with inverter. One that I worried when deciding either to go for Dell Zino or Acer Revo is the power unit. There is only one solution for that which is getting a carnetix power supply, this has the auto powerup/shutdown and whole lot more. But I decided to go for a purpose-built CarPC from, from ebay of all places!!

The mo-co-so unit that I bought has Zotac Ionitx-F-E (though in the website and ebay listing, they said it comes with Ionitx-D-E). It has 2GB RAM, 250GB notebook HD, bluetooth and that about the extras coming with the unit (other than the stock Zotac motherboard that it). Here are the pics:

I decided to go for the Liliput EBY701 based on the input from another guy who've his carpc up and running in his triton too.. his link can be found here.

On the audio, my current Kenwood KDC-MP4033S has CD-changer interface which with some specialised cable, it could also turn the AUX-Input. Searching the net led me to CAC1X and for those who doesn't want to spend money and can source an 13-pin DIN male, then, there is easy way .. what you need to do is to have a 10k resistor between pin 3 & 9, pin 6 is common ground and pin 8 & 12 go to left and right into a stereo plug.

Anyway, what is running on this carpc at the moment are: Centrafuse 3.1 running on Win XP SP3, Garmin Mobile PC with malfreemaps. I've a leftover bluetooth/USB GPS (iBlue 747) from my abandoned tracking project and this works well with GPSGate. I need to get AGWTracker working so I could connect the gps input to my radio and out to the APRS world. This is not a priority at the moment. I'm also waiting for my OBDII interface ordered from ebay to arrive.

Video I made:

And here some of the pics during the installation:



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