[aprssig] Power For a Lap Top

Darrell (N3QBI's lists) qbi2 at usa.com
Mon Aug 29 12:12:04 EDT 2005


I have run my Compaq Presario laptop off a Radio Shack 140 watt inverter several times in the car with no problems. Be sure to get one that is rated for * more * wattage than what your laptop p.s. draws (my laptop draws 90 watts, so I use a 140 watt inverter).

Darrell Lingenfield 3rd
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron <rgilson at adelphia.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Special Interest Group" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: [aprssig] Power For a Lap Top
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 09:37:59 -0400

> 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.
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