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    I was wondering about this scenario for using an inverter. What would happen if you put a .5 or 1 farad capacitor (like for audio systems) inline between the battery and inverter? Would this not compensate for low voltage at crank-up? The only drawback I see is that if you leave it (computer) on, the inverter will pull power from the cap which will pull from the battery to recharge. I am looking into this possibilty because I plan on having a setup that will turn comp off after say 20 mins and my alarm remote will turn on comp when i unlock doors. I takes a good 15-20 secs to walk to car and will give comp time to boot up. What ya think? Too simple, not feasible? Thanks.

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    Some inverters will survive crank. I think the Coleman's are recommended by quite a few folks.
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