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Old 02-23-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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as the title states, I need DC TO AC inverter reccomdations...got a laptop and would like to be able to have power for trips longer than the battery life of a laptop.
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i carry this little bugger in my car at all times... use it way more than you would ever think... have never hooked anything big up to it.. but it works great for charging stuff like my camera and phone

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i just got one from walmart for $30. works fine.
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i bought a black and decker model and it works great, sorta... i found that most inverters that you plug into the cig lighter can't draw any mroe then 80W of power... my laptop required 90W. SO, if i try to power it the inverter kicks on then off then on then off... If you get one similar to mine you can also run wires directly to the battery. this will allow you to run darn near anything. they say you can run power tools off of that thing (circular saws ect...)!


http://www.allpowersupply.com/Produc...?productID=595
like i said, what they don't say is off the cig lighter it can only draw 80W.
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the plan is to hardwire it and mount it in the trunk, and then place plugs in hard to see spots up front.

thanks for the suggestions so far.
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One of our members has the invertor in his car, and a plug right below his HU. Pretty dang cool! Wish I remembered who it was.....
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that really sounds sweet. you'll have to post pics when you're done. i wouldn't mind doing a setup like that myself someday.
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One of our members has the invertor in his car, and a plug right below his HU. Pretty dang cool! Wish I remembered who it was.....
Pics on the way pokey!

Here they are: Lux Premier (Motor currently blown last I heard)


I actually saw this baby at a local cheap stuff store for about $20-30
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My suggestion would be to hardwire the thing under the center console where it meets the main console. For the people with the Bose sound system there is a small amp mounted there but if I recall, you don't have the amp and could mount it in that location.
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I'm with Geoff on that one. You would have that space open. I like the trunk idea as well...long as running wires wouldn't reduce the juice too much.
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