I am in the process of building a 12 volt DC powered computer for my sail boat. Yes, I have a laptop
, but it will be my backup. What I want to achieve is a PC that can run off 12 Volts DC, ie, not using an inverter
. The solution so far;
Mini ITX Mainboard, small size, low current
Lap Top Hard Drive, shock resistant, low current
15 inch LCD Monitor
, also 12 volt DC powered, low current.
Wireless KeyBoard and Mouse.
reader, CDr burner.
10 / 100 meg Ethernet adapter to enable networking of LapTop
This PC will play DVDs, CDs, MP3 and Music
CDs, run C-Map
or other navigation
packages and Weather
Fax from the HF radio
. The PC base unit will be bolted onto a bulkhead and the monitor
mounted, but movable between the nav station and the saloon