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Is it possible to have a rechargeable battery for a mini-itx
« on: November 04, 2003, 01:54:36 PM »

Hi, im thinking of building a small Mini-ITX system  which will probably have a small PSU maybe a 55W or nothing more than 200W for sure.

Is it possible to have a portable rechargeable battery so that I could use this system as a "laptop" where I can't find power outlets to power my system.

If so what parts should I buy for this.

Is there a similar way to power a small flat screen ?
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2003, 02:17:11 PM »

No, and no.

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I amend that last part.  For any sort of decent sized LCD, the answer is definatly no.  For a smaller one, say 5" or so, then you might be able to get away with it.  Absolutely not for both a ITX MB, CPU, ect, plus a monitor.  If you want portablity, get a laptop.  ITX boards are made to be small and consealable, not to be portable.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2003, 02:20:59 PM »

I have found this web-site where this guy made his own laptop battery.
http://www.schou.dk/linux/laptop/
Maybe I could instead buy a cheap battery-less laptop instead. And then make my own battery.

It sucks that while you can build your own PC you can't build your own laptop, you have to buy one already assembled !
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2003, 02:27:56 PM »

An ITX board w/LCD would drain a laptop battery in minutes.  Like I said before, if you want a portable system, buy a laptop.  ITX just isnt going to cut it.  There are very good reasons why people cant build their own laptops.  Most people just cant fathom the sheer amount of engineering that goes into those things.  A laptop is vastly more complicated and demanding than a regular PC.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2003, 04:12:36 PM »

Quote from: bleakcabal
I have found this web-site where this guy made his own laptop battery.
http://www.schou.dk/linux/laptop/
Maybe I could instead buy a cheap battery-less laptop instead. And then make my own battery.

It sucks that while you can build your own PC you can't build your own laptop, you have to buy one already assembled !


All that guy did was replace the cells in his laptop battery.  He didn't build a battery for it.  He also paid way too much for 10 NIMH batteries... $74?  Rip off!
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2003, 04:25:38 PM »

Quote from: BiGReD
All that guy did was replace the cells in his laptop battery.  He didn't build a battery for it.  He also paid way too much for 10 NIMH batteries... $74?  Rip off!


I concur, its also a rather stupid thing to do as well.
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Is it possible to have a rechargeable battery for a mini-itx
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2003, 02:51:59 AM »

how about powering the mini-ITX from a 12v power supply? is that possible?
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