[aprssig] Power For a Lap Top

Ken Kinyon w7ts at comcast.net
Sun Aug 28 11:42:42 EDT 2005

I have run my laptop quite successfully and extensively on a variable output
voltage DC-DC converter that I bought on EBay for about $30.00. It came with
several different power plugs.  I can run different devices by selecting the
proper output and plug.
Ken W7TS

Kenneth E.  Kinyon
34 Princeton Circle
Longmont, CO 80503-2106
E-mail: W7TS at comcast.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Ron
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 7:38 A
> To: TAPR APRS Special Interest Group
> Subject: [aprssig] Power For a Lap Top
> Just wondering of any precaution when operating a Lap Top
> (Compaq Armada
> 3500) from a 12 VDC to 110 VAC inverter.  I heard of a case
> where someone
> tried a cell phone charger only to fry the power supply.  I
> question that
> since the cell PS is low current draw and not much iron in
> the transformer
> that spikes may have played a roll in this accident or may be
> it was just
> that time for the transformer to go?  Thanks for your thoughts.
> Ron
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