CNX - P1290 PSU

Click here for P1290 Support

THE CNX-P1290 DUAL OUTPUT 90 WATT INTELLIGENT DC-DC POWER REGULATOR

Full-featured, sophisticated regulator compatible with systems from Travla, Xenarc, Sumicom, Cappucino and others

NOW INCLUDES INTERNAL ACPI RELAY FOR SUMICOM AND XENARC PCs!


Features


The CNX-P1290 is a 90 watt intelligent DC-DC power regulator designed to provide safe, reliable power to today's newest CarPCs......including Travla & Morex cases, as well as many of the Sumicom and Xenarc PC systems.

The P1290 proivdes two outputs. The primary output is +12V and can provide up to 6.3 amps (75 Watts). The secondary output is +5V to power USB devices (such as the Audigy 2NX sound USB sound card) with up to 3 amps (15 Watts). The P1290 can accept battery input as low as 7 volts under full load (90 watts) during cranking while providing a well-regulated output so that your CarPC does not crash.

The P1290 now includes an internal relay to control the ACPI interface of the Sumicom and Xenarc PCs. No more soldering an external relay between the P1290 and the PC!

The P1290 includes all of the sophisticated features of its predecessors (P1260 and P1280) such as Startup/Shutdown controller, Pulse Start (remotely start the P1290 with door locks, car alarm, or wireless device), and DelayON (prevents speaker "thump" during booting). The P1290 fully and safely supports "Standby" mode and will automatically shut itself down (by detecting excess current drain) if the CarPC fails to properly go into Standby mode.

CNX-P1290 Technical Specifications

Input Voltage Range

*+7.5V to +18VDC (+12V nominal*)

Low Battery Detect Voltage

+10.5VDC nominal

Low Battery Detect Time

Vin < 10.5VDC for more than 10 seconds

Input Fuse

15 Amp ATM mini-fuse

Input Protection

Over voltage transients

Input Mating Connector

Molex 39-01-3042 (pins 39-00-0212)

Primary Output Voltage

+12VDC +/-5%

Primary Output Current

6.3 Amps max. with short circuit protection

Secondary Output Voltage

+5VDC +/-5%

Secondary Output Current

3 Amps max. with short circuit protection

Total Output Power

90 Watts continuous at nominal +12VDC input*

Output Ripple

10% of output voltage (120mVpp)

Output Mating Connector

Molex 39-01-2060 (pins 39-00-0121)

Shutdown Delay Timer

6 seconds (default), 15 minutes (optional), (jumper selectable)

Boot-up/Shut-down Lockout Time

~45 seconds

DelayOn Delay Time

3 seconds after power applied to +12V output

DelayOn Output Current

500mA max with self resetting fuse

Operating Temperature Range

-10°C to +70°C

Operating Efficiency

~85% at maximum output current

Case Dimensions

3.8 inches x 3.0 inches x 1.5 inches (L x W x H)

(76 mm x 97 mm x 39 mm)

Warranty

90 day limited warranty

*The CNX-P1290 is designed to operate with a “nominal” +12VDC input from a car battery or alternator. This input voltage can vary significantly from a low of +7.5VDC during engine cranking at cold temperatures, to +18VDC during jump starting or abnormal alternator “spikes”. The CNX-P1290 can operate under full load (90 Watts output) with an input voltage of less than +10.5VDC for the duration of engine cranking. It is NOT designed to take a continuous input voltage of less than +12VDC for an extended period of time while under heavy load. If the input voltage drops below +10.5VDC for more than 10 seconds, the CNX-P1260 shutdown controller will go into “Forced Shutdown” mode which will turn off the CarPC after a 30 second delay.


MSRP: $94.95USD


CNX - P1900 PSU

Click here for P1900 Support

THE CNX-P1900 DUAL OUTPUT 140 WATT INTELLIGENT DC-DC POWER REGULATOR

Full-featured, sophisticated regulator compatible with the Mac mini, AOpen Pandora, as well as P4 systems from Travla, Xenarc, Sumicom, IWill, Cappucino and others.

Now Shipping - "MacPac" Plug-and-Play Power Cable Kit for Mac mini!
Now Shipping - "AOPac" Plug-and-Play Power Cable Kit for AOpen mini PC!


Features


The CNX-P1900 is a 140 watt intelligent DC-DC power regulator designed to provide safe, reliable power to today's newest CarPCs......including the Mac mini, AOpen mini PC,  and Pentium P4-based systems!

The P1900 proivdes two outputs. The primary output is jumper selectable for 18V, 19V, or 20V operation and can provide up to 6.32 amps (125 Watts @ 20V ). The secondary output is jumper selectable to provide either +12V to power your LCD screen (or 13.5V or experimental purposes), or +5V to power USB devices (such as the Audigy 2NX sound USB sound card) with up to 3 amps (15 Watts). The P1900 can accept battery input as low as 7 volts under full load (140 watts) during cranking while providing a well-regulated output so that your CarPC does not crash. (The P1900 is designed for +12V systems. If your system operates at +24V, please see the new CNX-P2140.)

The P1900 includes all of the sophisticated features of its predecessors (P1260, P1280, and P1290) such as Startup/Shutdown controller, Pulse Start (remotely start the P1900 with door locks, car alarm, or wireless device), and DelayON (prevents speaker "thump" during booting). The P1900 fully and safely supports "Standby" mode and will automatically shut itself down (by detecting excess current drain) if the CarPC fails to properly go into Standby mode. In addition, an optional "Deadman Timer" will shut your P1900 down if left in Sleep mode for more than 72 hours to prevent battery damage.

The P1900 is also designed to power larger systems that demand higher power, such as P4-based motherboards (ie Insight P4 ITX) with full sized hard drives. The P1900 is fully compatible with the Travla C137 (90 watt and 120 models), the C138 (90 watt and 120 watt models) as well as the newer C158 (90 watt and 120 watt models) cases. In fact, the most cost effective P4 CarPC system can be built using the Travla C137, C138, or C158-120 and the Insight P4 ITX motherboard. No need to spend $100 more for other DC-DC PSUs that may not even handle the +12V rail power!

In addition, the P1900 can be used with the Mac mini, AOpen mini PC, Sumicom, Xenarc, IWill, and Cappucino models that require an 18v, 19v, or 20v power source.

Now you can add a 3rd output by installing the optional P5V +5V/15 watt regulator!

Donwload the P1900 Installation Manual

See our FORUMs for application discussion of the P1900

IWill ZPCgx users, please download the IWill Power Cable Connection Guide for instructions on how to properly connect your IWill ZPC to the P1900

For more details on your system compatibility see our ** Compatibility Matrix **


The retail price of the P1900 is $99.95. See Where To Buy for a list of resellers.


CNX - P2140 PSU

Click here for P2140 Support

THE CNX-P2140 DUAL OUTPUT 185 WATT INTELLIGENT DC-DC POWER REGULATOR

The most sophisticated regulator ever!

The most powerful and intelligent regulator ever built! USB connectivity to the PSUmoni(TM) power supply monitor applcation takes the guesswork out of installation, setup, and operation. Real-time gauges show exactly what's going on under the hood! "Soft jumpers" let you tweak any parameter to your heart's content. Firmware updates via the USB port allow you to keep your product updated with the latest firmware with no special programming hardware required. There is not other product like it on the market!


Includes PSUmoni(TM) Power Supply Monitor application

 

Features


Finally, a product that takes the guesswork out of design, setup, and operation lets you SEE what's going on with all of the critical voltages, currents, and power measurements in your system! You can view real-time readings of important parameters and tweak your system for optimal performance in YOUR car with the included PSUmoni(tm) Power Supply Monitor windows application. The PSUmoni shows you what it would take 3 different external instruments to see. No need to buy/connect a digital voltmeter or ammeter to see what your CarPC/Mac is drawing from your car battery. The PSUmoni gives you this information IN REAL TIME! The P2140 is by far the most intelligent power regulator on the market.

The P2140 is compatible with all of the latest mini PC/Mac systems including Mac mini, Intel Mac mini, Aopen Pandora Mini PC, Xenarc SC3, Xenarc SC8, Sumicom, Cappuccino, IWill, EZgo, and many others. The P2140 can also be used to power laptop computers or motherboards which include an onboard DC-DC regulator such as the Commell and VIA TC6000/10000.

FLEXIBILITY is the key word for the P2140. Using the PSUmoni interface you have full control over many of the critical operating parameters that used to drive you nuts!

In addition you get a REAL-TIME readout of

There are also digial indications of:

"Soft Jumpers" allow you to control:

CNX-P2140 Specifications*
Input Voltage Range +7.5VDC to +34VDC (ie +12VDC or +24VDC Systems)
Input Voltage Range Selection Fully Automatic (no jumpering requried)
Primary Output Voltage +12V, +18.5V, +20V Jumper Selectable
Primary Output Current (with fan) 11 amps @ +12V output (130 watts)
7.5 amps @ +18.5V output (135 watts)
7.5 amps @ +20V output (150 watts)
Primary Operating Efficiency ~93% at loads > 2 amps
Secondary Output Voltage +5V, +12V, +13.2V jumper selectable
Secondary Output Current (with heatsink) 3 amps @ +5V output (15 watts)
3 amps @ +12V output (15 watts)
Idle Current 60mA
Operating Temperature Range -10°C to +60°C
Thermal Protection Automatic shutdown @ > +60°C
Fan Auto-sensing for +12V or +24V system (no jumpering required)
Startup/Shutdown Controller (SSC) Intelligent state-machine based SSC
Processor PIC 18F4455 flash microprocessor with full speed USB
Firmware Upgrade Via USB port. Download firmware upgrades from website
SSC Interface Full Speed USB 2.0
SSC Application Interface PSUmoni 2140 Windows application

*specifications subject to change without notice

The CNX-P2140 is a 185+ watt intelligent DC-DC power regulator designed to provide safe, reliable power to today's newest CarPCs......including the Mac mini classic, Intel Mac mini, Aopen Pandora, Xenarc, Cappuccino, and many other Pentium P4-based systems!

The P2140 proivdes two outputs. The primary output is jumper selectable for 12V, 18.5V, or 20V operation and can provide up to 11 amps (130 Watts) @ 12V, or 7.5 amps (150 watts) @ 20V. The secondary output is jumper selectable to provide either +12V to power your LCD screen  or +5V to power USB devices (such as the Audigy 2NX sound USB sound card) with up to 3 amps (15 Watts). The P2140 can accept battery input as low as 7.5 volts under full load during cranking while providing a well-regulated output so that your CarComputer does not crash, or as high as 34V in a +24V system).

The P2140 includes all of the sophisticated features of its predecessors (P1260, P1280, 1290, and P1900) such as Startup/Shutdown controller, Pulse Start (remotely start the P2140 with door locks, car alarm, or wireless device), and DelayON (prevents speaker "thump" during booting). The P2140 fully and safely supports "Standby" mode and will automatically shut itself down (by detecting excess current drain) if the CarComputer fails to properly go into Standby mode. If the Deadman Timer is enabled the P2140 will automatically shut itself down after a user selectable time (normally 72 hours) if the unit remains in Standby/Sleep too long. Mac mini users will appreciate the Deadman Timer since most Macs require Sleep mode instead of hibernate.

The P2140 is also designed to power larger systems that demand higher power, such as P4-based motherboards with full sized hard drives. The P2140 is fully compatible with the Travla C137 (90 watt and 120 models), the C138 (90 watt and 120 watt models) as well as the newer C158 (90 watt and 120 watt models) cases.!

In addition, the P2140 can be used with the Mac mini, Sumicom, Xenarc, IWill, and Cappucino models that require an 12v, 18.5v, or 20v power source.

The P2140 Installation Manual and PSUmoni application software are available now on our Support Page.

Suggested retail price $149.99USD.


NOTE: *The CNX-P2140 is designed to operate with a “nominal” +12VDC or +24V input from a car battery or alternator. This input voltage can vary significantly from a low of +7.5VDC during engine cranking at cold temperatures, to +34VDC during jump starting or abnormal alternator “spikes”. The CNX-P2140 can operate under full load with an input voltage of less than +10.5VDC for the duration of engine cranking. It is NOT designed to take a continuous input voltage of less than +12VDC for an extended period of time while under heavy load. If the input voltage drops below the nominal low battery threshold (~+10.5VDC) for more than 10 seconds, the CNX-P2140 shutdown controller will go into “Forced Shutdown” mode which will turn off the CarPC after a 30 second delay. Since the user has control over low battery threshold, care must be taken to protect the P2140 from prolonged operation below +10.5V.

CNX-P5V

Click here for P5v Support

THE CNX-P5V 15 WATT +5V REGULATOR

Upgrade your P1900 to include a 3RD regulated (+5V) output!
Can also be used as a stand-alone +5V/15 Watt Point Of Load (POL) supply

Now you can add a 3rd regulated output to your P1900! The P5V 5 volt regulator lets you power your Mac mini or Travla case (+18.5V), Screen (+12V), AND NOW... +5V USB devices with a switched power source. The P5V can provide 3+ amps for power hungry USB devices like Audigy 2NX sound card, WiFi, and GPS devices. The P5V is a "bolt-on" upgrade that requires no soldering when installed in the P1900. It is also controlled by the DLYON control of the P1900 so that you can safely power down your USB devices when you ignition is off.

The P5V Installation Manual is now available for download HERE.

Features




The P5V is a small (.86" x 1.5", 22cm x 39cm) board that mounts inside the P1900 to take advantage of the heat dissipation capabilites of the chassis and fan. The P5V runs quiet and cool while easily providing over 3 amps of current: plenty for both a powered USB hub plus USB devices AND a USB soundcard. The P5V contains a thermal shutdown feature which automatically activates if you attempt to draw too much current.



The P5V installs easily into the P1900 using only a phillips screwdriver. The output wires may be attached to your existing hub power cable by simply connecting two wires.




The P5V can also be used as a stand-alone Point Of Load (POL) regulator for +5V devices. For applications that require more than about 1 amp, a small heatsink will be required (16 degC/Watt). Below is an example of an Aavid/Thermalloy (HS-230) available from DigiKey for about $.50. Alternatively, the P5V could be attached to an existing metal chassis (the P5V mounting tab is at ground potential) instead of using a dedicated heatsink.




Below is an example of wiring two USB devices (powered USB hub and Audigy 2NX USB sound card) using modular Radio Shack cabling and barrel connectors. The Radio Shack DC power cable has been soldered directly to the P5V in this example.




The P5V Installation Manual is now available for download HERE.

Now Shipping. MSRP $24.95