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61-Watt Solar-Powered PC: Storage Batteries Allow Operation In The Dark

Do-It-Yourself Solar-Powered PC: Hardware
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The complete solar-powered PC as we tested it in our labs

The Solar-powered PC

Energy consumption of the components that our Solar PC consists of:

Solar-powered PC Energy Consumption

We measured the energy consumption of our complete system, including the monitor, keyboard and mouse, using the Voltech PM3000A, a high-end power measurement device.

The Voltech PM3000A

Our power measurement device is incredibly precise
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    Raigedas , July 20, 2009 8:30 AM
    i bought this M2-ATX PSU (actually to of them). but i was unable to start it.

    1. first quick question: is it possible to start (for testing purposes) the PSU without connecting it to the computer? is it enough to short circuit J8 only to start?

    2. docummentation is unclear about 10 (J6). it looks like J6 is purely for controlling stereo amplifier. but other place of the manual says "if J6 is cnnected to the motherboard". where to motherboard?

    3. how should PSU be connected?
    for testing i have taken 12V 7Ah lead acid battery fully charged.
    connected battery "-" to J4.
    battery "+" to J1.
    J3: tried to leave not connected and tried to connect battery "+".
    disconnected power switch cable from motherboard and connected it to J9.
    connected J8 with motheboard (using little cable included in the package) where power switch was originally connected.
    left J6 not connected.
    J10 not connected (P0 mode). also tried P1 mode.
    connected ATX and P4 (J2).
    pressed power on my pc but nothing happened and no voltage on MOLEX cable.

    could authors of the article (or maybe other owner of the PSU) describe how did they start the PSU?