Power Requirements for 8 Channel BT878a DVR Card

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Mad Professor
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Power Requirements for 8 Channel BT878a DVR Card

Post by Mad Professor » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:20 pm

Good day all.

I have just got my new High Performance 8 Channel 240 FPS Zoneminder compatible BT878a DVR card, from http://www.camsecure.co.uk/Zoneminder.html

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But once fitted the server now fails to power up.

I have read that this card can be a little power hungy.

Power Supply is a SeaSonic SS-460H2U 460 Watt

+3.3v...20A
+5v.....21A
+12v1...18A
+12v2...18A
-12v....0.8A
+5vsb...2A

Motherboard is a Tyan S2882-D

Can you please advice.

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Post by camsecure » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:21 pm

HI

The problem of no boot when the card is fitted is usually due to the PCI slot type.

That type of card needs a 5 volt PCI slot although the notches in the board suggest it will work in a 3 volt slot. Many new motherboards have only 3 volt slots or a combination of 3 and 5 volt type. The card must be fitted in a 5 volt PCI slot or the machine wont be able to boot.

More details of this will be on the Camsecure website in the section for these cars by 9 AM tomorrow.

Best regards

LES...

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Post by curtishall » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:35 am

This card is a generic / cheap card that is incorrectly keyed. You need a card that is keyed and setup for 3.3V or 5V.
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