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New category - Power Options
« on: May 17, 2007, 11:12:46 pm »
Again, nothing striking, but it should be helpful. Let me know what you think.

http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Power_Options

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 02:43:42 pm »

Good start.  Makes me think, though, that maybe we need a couple people to take on editors' roles and clean stuff up once in a while.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 08:19:12 pm »
Yeah. I've thought about it.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 04:30:42 am »
I moved it from the front page to the "design considerations" section. Seems more appropiate there IMHO.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 10:15:13 am »

Good start.  Makes me think, though, that maybe we need a couple people to take on editors' roles and clean stuff up once in a while.

Is that what I'm supposed to be doing? Oh crud!

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 11:40:15 am »

Well, you could do it, but I meant mostly grammar, and here specifically shorthair's spiffalicious wordification tendencetas.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 11:47:50 am »
I reworked the Power Options article. Pulling the plug without shutting down the computer properly is what most people are worried about, so it probably deserves at least a mention.
I thought this would already have been covered in the Wiki someplace  :dunno

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 03:23:43 pm »
Yeah, good additions/corrections, particularly the images (which I thought about but don't know how to do that). The only thing that was taken out that I think is important is the powering-up part - how it might need to be hacked, whether it can operate like a Smartstrip, etc.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 04:29:40 pm »
I reworked the Power Options article. Pulling the plug without shutting down the computer properly is what most people are worried about, so it probably deserves at least a mention.
I thought this would already have been covered in the Wiki someplace  :dunno

Yeah, that's good... the UPS option, it may be worth mentioning, does limit the OS possibilities down to which ones your given UPS will support.  They require OS drivers to perform the gracious shut down.  They're also not really designed to do that on a regular basis and it could really shorten the battery life of a lower end UPS (the type we'd use in a cab).

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 05:53:24 pm »
Here is a link to a site with information on how to make your own smart strip type of power source.  http://home.bendcable.com/werstlein/  I used this basic information and info from another site http://spystyle.arcadecontrols.com/01/index81.htm to build my own.  Works perfectly. 8)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2007, 05:59:28 pm by Kaytrim »

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2007, 07:15:39 am »
Yes it better to add links from Building page, since it basicly a tool.

Nice article elsewere and using such a thing my self to poweroff monitor and speaker automatic when the pc shutdown.

btw I just added back links.
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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2007, 03:19:59 pm »

Yeah, that's good... the UPS option, it may be worth mentioning, does limit the OS possibilities down to which ones your given UPS will support.  They require OS drivers to perform the gracious shut down.  They're also not really designed to do that on a regular basis and it could really shorten the battery life of a lower end UPS (the type we'd use in a cab).

How's that?

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 09:27:26 am »

How is what?

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2007, 12:01:05 am »
The battery dying thing.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2007, 03:33:58 pm »

All batteries are not good for all applications. 

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2007, 02:40:46 pm »
Oh, I see. Any devices that have a sleep-type draw would be drawing on them while the unit is off (if it is in your particular case; it would be in mine), which means it'd have to be designed differently - say, the power switch placed after the batteries, or probably more effectively a master switch and a relief switch. Hm.

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Re: New category - Power Options
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2007, 07:10:37 pm »
I hacked a cheap power strip from walmart..
Check this out:
http://skennys-arcade.blogspot.com/2007/06/power-strip-hack.html

It is also very possible to "kill" a cheap power strip this way:
http://skennys-arcade.blogspot.com/2007/05/switching-power.html

Hope this helps..
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