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JR4
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NUC7i3DNKE Car Power On/Off

Hi everyone, my goal is to power a https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits/nuc7i3dnke.html NUC7i3DNKE in my car using the ignition on/off status. I've done a fair bit of research but haven't determined a good solution, so I'm hoping for guidance from the community.

I found a /message/370773# 370773 previous discussion here on the forum where a http://www.mini-box.com/DCDC-NUC DCDC-NUC (DC-DC power supply) was recommended. Does anyone know if this will work with the model NUC that I have? I sent an email to the manufacturer but didn't receive an answer so I'm hoping someone here might know if this will work. Or perhaps there is a better way to go about things?

I found the https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC7i3DN_TechProdSpec.pd... technical specification for the NUC I am using to see what interfaces are available:

Section 2.2.4.3 Front Panel Header (p.50) describes the functions of the front panel header. This includes the Power Switch (2.2.4.3.4) used to turn on/off the NUC.

Section 2.2.4.4 Power Supply Connectors (p.51) indicates that the board can be powered with an internal power supply 12-24V DC using a Molex Micro-Fit (3mm pitch) 4 position / dual row connector.

The DCDC-NUC provides the power and on/off pulses which I believe I need to connect to the internal power supply and power switch interfaces above. There are some pictures of cables on the site but I'm not sure if these are plug/play with the NUC that I have..

I'm not dead-set on using the DCDC-NUC, I'm just thinking this product might be the easiest plug/play solution. I would greatly appreciate any help the community has to offer..

Thanks,

Johnny

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idata
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Hello johnnyrocket,

 

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel ® communities.

 

 

I can see that you are looking to power a NUC using the ignition on and off of your car.

In this case, although Intel doesn't support this configuration, it appears the DCDC-NUC might be the best option.

Have you tried contacting them directly?

Here are some websites that seem to contain good information about the DCDC-NUC:

http://www.mini-box.com/DCDC-NUC http://www.mini-box.com/DCDC-NUC

http://wiki.mini-box.com/index.php?title=DCDC-NUC# Diagram_.26_Schematics http://wiki.mini-box.com/index.php?title=DCDC-NUC# Diagram_.26_Schematics

 

Although this customer is not setting up the same configuration, it may contain some helpful information for integration:

Mini-box DCDC-USB-200 psu - Intel NUC7i5BNK test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRHT9wvG1v4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRHT9wvG1v4

 

Hopefully another community member will respond with additional advice.

 

NOTE: The third party links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.

 

Regards,

 

David V

 

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

Under Contract to Intel Corporation
JR4
Beginner
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Thank you for the reply David, you helped me out considerably. Most useful was the youtube video you provided. The uploader went into a lot of detail on how he wired up his nuc (which is the same generation as mine and similar), which lets me know the parts I will need and also gives me confidence that this configuration will most likely work in my case.

Also I did try contacting mini-box with my questions but did not receive an answer.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello johnnyrocket,

 

 

Thank you for your response.

 

 

It has been my pleasure to help you.

 

 

I am glad to know you find the information provided helpful, this is all we can do from Intel's* side since, as I mentioned before, it's a configuration that we do not support.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

David V

 

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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