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ACDelco 100W Power Inverter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dotbowels, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. dotbowels

    dotbowels Thread Starter

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    ACDelco 100W Power Inverter
    100 watt continuous output
    Power Surge up to 260 W
    Built in fan for cool running

    Got so I can use notebook computer in car.

    Are these safe to plug notebook computers into? Any assistance appreciated. Dorothy
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    I've been using a ninety-five-watt version for about a year now with my Averatec loptop without detectable adverse effects. Mostly, I use it for charging; but, I have on rare occasions used it to run the system.

    To be sure yours in sufficient to run the laptop you could monitor the state of the laptop battery's charge to see if it looses, gains or stays the same.

    Example: If your laptop needs 130 watts and the inverter puts out 100 watts, your battery would slowly drain and the inverter would run hot and maybe fail after a while.

    Frankly, I don't undertsand why so many people spend a hundred dollars or more for a twelve-volt power supply they can plug into a cigarette lighter when they can get one of these inverters for around 20 dollars or less. I got a package of two nintety-five-watt jobs for $20 at Sam's Club. That's only $10 each.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Yep, that should do the job. Your laptop may draw 50-60 watts from it, as long as it supplies that much...
     
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    I spent $30 for my automotive/aircraft laptop supply, and it's portable enough to actually take it on trips across the country. Maybe that's why I did it. ;)
     
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