Laptop Power Inverter Suggestions?

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Laptop Power Inverter Suggestions?

Postby newguy » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:02 pm

I'm running some Nissan diagnostic software on my old Omnibook 6000 and since the battery only likes to stay fully charged for 30mins or less, I'm looking for an adequate power inverter for the car....

The laptop draws 3.2 amps and I noticed at WalMart the Black&Decker 400w which does just under 4amps continuous for about $50....of course, they're kindof bulky w/the additional battery jumper cable ends....

I saw a nice looking unit at Radio Shack called the Juice....designed for laptops and can charge Ipods,etc as well, but is well over double the price at $119....

Is there a particular brand or type that you guys prefer??? I really don't see a need to spend $120 for one but I'm going to check out the features online just to get another look at it....

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Postby Big Mack » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:33 pm

I have a buddy who uses this one:

Right Hyah! and it works fine. Can't beat that price, either.

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Postby mastarecoil » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:59 pm

This was just clearanced down from ~$80 to $13 at radioshack.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103995&siteID=.7WaaTN6umc-0EojcFPFcAuL.xLbqrkbaA&source=LINK_DF:2103995:RSK

This is a DC-DC supply. None of that DC to AC then AC to DC extremly inefficent stuff. See if it works for your laptop and if they have one in the area. Absolute best route and cant beat the price.
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Postby newguy » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:50 pm

Thanks guys....

I'm curious just for future reference....The Omnibook requires 3.16-3.3A and 19v but doesn't state the wattage....

I saw some small inverters at Office Depot for laptops that say 70w/90w,etc but don't list an amperage rating..Should I stay away from those?
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Postby NDGeist » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:27 pm

Watts = Volts X Amps

Thus, 3.3 X 19 = 62.7W

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Postby newguy » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:32 pm

Haha, I did the math not long after posting that dumb question....thanks ND....

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll check em out more this evening...

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