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Who is running a real time computer in their truck and where do I go to get that...


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I'm guessing you mean to monitor engine parameters? AE software and a laptop will do the trick. I think some places offer AE software with a Panasonic toughbook package. It is a little pricey though


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Yes sir, that's what I'm looking for. I have already have a laptop just need the program. Didn't know where to find them at that's why I asked... How much do you think they run, ball park if need be.....


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i'm in the process of gathering parts to do run a computer in my truck.. it'll be mounted under my f150 console since i'm not running the through a/c vents. I have maybe $100 invested so far.. uses a micro atx motherboard, 350 watt power supply, dual 8gb memory sticks, and a 80gb hard-drive all running to a double din monitor. also has a dvd/cd reader in the glove box and a usb hub in center console with a roll out keyboard ($10 from staples).. mainly doing it for the AE package and tuning eventually.. its about the size of a shoe box.. maybe a tad bigger but will run fast especially for what i need.

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if you are planning to have the computer powered by the truck and have the AE pluged in to the OBD II port, you need to look into a ground isolating inverter.

From AE's website in FAQ's:

→ Can I power my laptop from the vehicle I am testing?


We do not recommend trying to do this even though it is possible with a laptop DC/DC adapter or an AC Inverter connected to the PC power supply . The issue at hand is the design of the power adapter you are trying to use and if it truly is an adapter with an isolated ground circuit. If in doubt or the manufacturer can't tell you, do not use it. The following are two examples of why we do not recommend power adapters: Damaged Connector 1 , Damaged Connector 2.

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