About powering the in-vehicle computer - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1

AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.1

Applies to
SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1
Last updated
2020-07-14
Content type
Guides
Guides > Deployment guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
SharpZ3
Version
13.1

You must use the 8A MAX relay on the base unit to control the power to the in-vehicle computer. This way, the computer receives power only when the ignition is on.

You must power the in-vehicle computer through the base unit auxiliary 8A MAX relay. This way, the tablet computer and the base unit both react to the vehicle ignition signal, after a configurable delay. The tablet then runs on its own battery for a duration configurable in Windows.

The following diagram shows a typical installation in which power for the in-vehicle computer is controlled by the base unit relay: