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    I'll try and explain this the best i can.

    I got a spare amp and set of speakers. is there a way that i can power the amp using old computer power supplys (i know that they run on 12V) as so does the car amp)

    Any ideas?

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    Sure jump the psu so that it'll start up and wire in the stereo.

    Ben

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    Pc power supply powering car amplifier in home

    They do it in static caravans all the time.

    Ben

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    ah i see now. but i dont really wanna be dragging a pc case just a power on the amp. I was gonna fit it on to some wood. then somehow wire in a switch and a fan to keep things kwl

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    im gonna fit the amp inside the computer case now. but i cant get the power supply to say on. i wired in to the power switch (green and black wires) and it just turns off after i let go of the switch.

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    Did you jumper the 2 connections as indicated in that weblink? 14 & 15 I think it is.

    Ben

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    I hot wired in to the case switch. but didnt work. so i put a small switch in. now im just taking everything out of the computer case so i work out where to place the amp and wiring

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    You have to jumper the 2 points as shown in the pages not with a switch but with a piece of wire or a paperclip permanently the you use the psu switch if it has one of your mains switch to turn it on and off.

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    Cheers for your help. Gonna take the case in with me tomorrow. as im gonna be there till 10pm tomorrow. but with a nice long break after i finish im gonna drill some holes in and bolt it down to the case. Will post pictures up once its finished



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