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Do-It-Yourself Solar-Powered PC: Hardware

Moving the top cover into position

Fan mounted on top cover

Circuit board in its enclosure

Completed enclosure ready for mounting and use

Completed and assembled, from top

Completed and assembled, from the side

Completed and assembled

Completed and assembled
12 Volt Solar-PC-System
Component Idle Max load
PSU 5.00 W 14.20 W
Total: 61.23 W 115.60 W
Maximum 160 Watt Custom PSU

The cable strands for this power supply are pretty short, which makes it tricky to find a good place to put it inside a PC case. Remember that many parts suppliers offer extension cables - don't be afraid to call them into service to help out if needed!

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