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#41

Same here, I played it a lot before I got my CDL.

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#42

well today i made the ground loop isolator. but it didnt solve the power supply buzz that i am experiencing. i brought the system inside and the buzz goes away on the home electrical. im wondering if its just an after effect of being powered by the inverter. in a couple weeks i think i am going to get some fans to move more airflow across the back for the GPU. overall this week i was able to get some game time in and its nice. it certainly helps relax after an 11 hour drive shift. here soon i plan to get some developer tools installed. home rig gets a core (CPU MOBO RAM) upgrade towards end of this year.

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#43

If the inverter isnt pure sine, thats probably your issue.

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#44

Considering it’s the one you get at any truck stop I doubt it’s that fancy. Maybe a nice momentary short is in order to fry this one so fiancé lets me have a new one :slightly_smiling_face:

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#45

a pure sine UPS might do the trick for less total cost but will mean more load.

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#46

the psu on my pc gets some gnarly coil whine when it’s powered by my ups

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#47

See and I really considered getting even a small UPS just to act as a filter because I figured the power coming off the inverter wasn’t good

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#48

Have you considered a dc to dc power supply?
might not work since the input range is 16-30v

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#49

No I have not. I didn’t realize they made these. But yeah the voltage would be a problem. Truck only outputs 14V off alternator. Which gets under 14V with losses. Not sure though if I could step up the voltage somehow or not. I’ll probably find either a UPS a let it take the abuse. Or get a nicer inverter.

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#50

True, a nicer inverter will be kinder to the rest of your ac components.

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#51

Might explain why my last microwave died

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#52

The ups is probably cheaper than a new pure sine inverter but its gonna maybe be a PITA because you have to turn it off every time with your PC.

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#53

Ironically I have the slightly older And none pure sine wave version of that ups :laughing: it’s a solid ups but mine needs a replacement battery. Just haven’t bothered to order one.

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#54

Powersonic, they can be had for fairly cheap on amazon or wherever. Use them at work for our UPS replacement batteries.

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#55

I think a OEM replacement is 50 bucks. So unless it’s like half that I would opt for that

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#56

It probably will be about half that.

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#57

APC UPS Battery Replacement for APC UPS Models BR1500G, BR1300G, BX1500M, BX1500G, SMC1000-2U, SMC1000-2UC, BR1500GI, SMC1000-2U, SMC1000-2UC and Select Others (APCRBC124) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004F08NSM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GwKPCbFC0G5M1

This is the OEM one. Kinda browsed powersonic brand and didn’t see one for this form factor.

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#58

looks like dual 1290s on some kind of a jig to make a quick connect

hard to tell without pulling them apart though.

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#59

Yeah. It’s whatever really. If I knew how to build my own UPS that would output in pure sine then might be a fun project…alright google here we go

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#60

I mean, the truck is already acting as a UPS right? dont they have their own BMS that starts the truck if the voltage drops too much?

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