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Camping Power 1-Dec-2012 At 2:55:40 PM james
On 1/12/2012 dalai wrote:
>Any recommendations for a light weight 12VDC to AC inverter? I am planning
>a trip OS next year and will be looking at car camping for a lot of it.
>Would like to be able to recharge the netbook and other electronics.
>From the previous posts, it looks like the inverters will drain the battery
>pretty quickly? I will be doing alot of driving, so is it best only to
>plug in the devices whilst driving to not kill the hire cars battery? Is
>it safe to have the electronics plugged into the inverter whilst the car
>is running?

Can you get 12v chargers for your stuff? I charged my laptop on a sail boat last year, & the battery is now kinda fkd, very short life. I think the inverter on the boat was old &/or cheap & the power was 'dirty' (uneven voltage or current I think?). It definitely messed with the battery, relatively new battery that had a noticeably reduced life right after the trip...

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