Discussion Any ITX build with type-c power input?

inwave

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I need to take my itx pc move between home and office frequently. I already have a monitor with type c power output which can power laptops. So I wonder if there is any itx case using type c as dc input and a dc-atx can be used inside the case?
 

ignsvn

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So far I've never seen ITX cases using USB-C DC input, but googling "USB-C to DC input" yields interesting results. Not sure if those are what you need tho.
 

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I've recently purchased a Type-C to 2.5x5.5 cable to run a NUC with a small GaN adapter instead of the original big brick. It will take Type-C PD as input (max 100W) and provides 20V as output. You could probably somehow combine this with a HDPLEX DC-ATX (for normal ITX boards) or get a mini PC like a NUC or DeskMini with 2.5x5.5 DC input...

but I would be very, very careful that your setup is not exceeding the power output capabilities of your monitor else you might fry it...

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Gilles3000

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Ah, that's heaps for a lower power SFF build! A simple adapter may work to convert to a normal style DC-DC (DC-ATX) internal PSU..

Not quite as elegant as a direct Type-C input though :/
Yep, that's the way you have to do it atm, might be slightly cleaner if you hook up al regular PD trigger to a panel mount type-c extension so you can keep it all neatly inside the case.

Something like these:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001668143510.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000138610071.html (For example only, I'd get a proper 100W/5A rated one if you were to attempt this)
 

inwave

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Ah, that's heaps for a lower power SFF build! A simple adapter may work to convert to a normal style DC-DC (DC-ATX) internal PSU..

Not quite as elegant as a direct Type-C input though :/
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I've recently purchased a Type-C to 2.5x5.5 cable to run a NUC with a small GaN adapter instead of the original big brick. It will take Type-C PD as input (max 100W) and provides 20V as output. You could probably somehow combine this with a HDPLEX DC-ATX (for normal ITX boards) or get a mini PC like a NUC or DeskMini with 2.5x5.5 DC input...

but I would be very, very careful that your setup is not exceeding the power output capabilities of your monitor else you might fry it...

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thank you a lot.
 
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paulesko

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Look at this 19.5v 180w output charger... I don´t know wether the ripple characteristics are good enough to plug it to a pc directly, but it s a very interesting and cheap device.

edit: https://www.toolkitrc.com/adp180

EDIT: Disregard this post. This is not GAN or small. Meh.
 
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