Wide input (6~24 V) 160-watt DC-DC intelligent power supply that can control the ON/OFF switch of a mainboard based on the ignition status.
The M2-ATX is an intelligent, high power, vehicle (car/boat/electric cart) 12-volt DC-DC ATX PC power supply designed for car PC and battery powered applications. Designed to provide power and to control the ON/OFF switch of a mainboard (car PC) based on ignition status. The M2-ATX is a wide input (6~24 V) vehicle/car/battery operated ATX power supply capable of surviving tough car engine cranks (down to 6 volts) as well as transient over-voltage situations. Just connect it to your car/boat/RV/solar battery and power up your PC.
Dimensions (w x h x d): 160 x 18 x 45 mm (6.31" x 1.77" x 0.71")
The M2-ATX comes with complete cable harness consisting of:
- ATX cable extender plus HDD and Floppy power (9")
- SATA power cable
- Cable harness includes connectors for: 1 Molex, 1 Berg, 1 SATA, 2 ATX
- Power input cable harness terminated in 0.25' fastons (12")
- 2-pin M/B on/off power ON control wire harness (9")
M2-ATX has 8 user-selectable microcontroller driven timing modes, allowing you to choose up to 8 ignition/shutdown car PC timing schemes via a built-in shutdown controller. By removing all user-selectable jumpers, the M2-ATX becomes a traditional PC PSU with no ignition control (shutdown controller bypassed) and it can be used in non-vehicle computer applications.
Even if your computer is off, a PC will still consume a few hundred milliwatts, needed to monitor PC ON/OFF status. When the computer (car pc) is in the suspend/sleep mode, it will consume even more power, because the RAM needs to be powered at all times. The power consumption in the suspend mode is a few watts. No matter how big your car battery is, it will eventually drain your vehicle battery in a matter of days.
While in deep sleep mode, the M2-ATX constantly monitors your car battery voltage levels, preventing deep discharge situations by automatically shutting down (using a built-in shutdown controller) until the battery reaches safe levels again.
Compatibility with other Mini-ITX components: The M2-ATX is form factor compatible with most mini-itx LGX enclosures. It is footprint compatible with the M1-ATX. This power supply is not compatible with our line of Serener fanless cases.
The M2-ATX provides up to 8 amps on the 12-volt rail, making it ideal for operating most Core 2 Duo and AMD systems. Low power Geode and VIA processors (C3, C7) will work as well, leaving ample power for 12-volt or 5-volt peripherals (multiple 3.5" hard drives, CDROMs, etc).
The M2-ATX has an extended availability for the next 5 years as of June 2008.