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Car Power Converter

Postposted on Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:56 am

Looking at getting a car power converter to use my laptop while out and about. Interested in what wattage converter others are using and what is the recommended minimum for safely powering my system.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:03 am

The AC adapter brick for your laptop should tell you what you need to know. Take the numbers from there, apply a safety factor (I'd give maybe a 25% cushion or so), and you're good to go.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:57 am

Most laptops only draw about 60-75 watts. So even a 150 Watt inverter is plenty for that. Just remember to give that sucker some breathing room, I killed one when it got buried under blankets on a trip.

Basic forumula: Watt's Law P = I * E

So Watts = 110 * Amps which is on the bottom of the AC Adapter.

Can't make it easier ;)
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Postposted on Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:25 pm

You will need nothing less than this

hehe. Just kidding.

This seems to be the best deal.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:22 pm

Ah Crappy Tire, what would men do without it?
Thanks for the input, one's going on the Xmas list.
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