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    CarPC and monitor on 300w inverter?

    Can a 300w inverter run a 15in CRT monitor as well as my carPC(200w power supply)?
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    Re: CarPC and monitor on 300w inverter?

    check the label at the back of the screen, cheers

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    Just a simple additon of watts?
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    No, it's not just simple addition.

    The monitor draws a large surge current on startup to both light the heater at the back of the tube and degauss the screen. This surge will more then likely cause your inverter to go into overload. You will probably want to upgrade the inverter to at least 500W (1000W surge) or get a 12V monitor (expensive).
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    Hehe, I tried this in my friends car, I had to run an extension cord from the house out to by the car, turn it on with the house power, then uplug it from the extension cord, and as fast as i can plug it into the inverter. By then the capaticers (sp? im lazy) were full for the next power on, i guess. You can tell in the house this happens. Turn on a tv and you can see everything slightly dim for a moment, but if you would turn the tv off then turn it back on again this wouldnt happen.

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    see everything Dim for a moment?!

    what big *** TV do you have?

    or at least, what kinda electrical system ?! heheh

    is it the 110V american voltage thingy u guys have.. that makes this happen?

    (Norway = 230V outlets in houses)


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    Well less than a moment, and yes im on 110.

    It happens on my new 13" Panasonic TV/VCR combo, as well as some old 19" in the basement (the ones I actually notice) I hope I dont have bad power

    I just figured it happends to most people. I know our vaccum cleaner also does it, but those things must suck the juice.

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    Ok,

    could just be bad wiring


    Sounds strange a vaccum cleaner and a 13" TV ,, could do such a thing...

    got to admit... 110V sucks draws big *** currents (compared to 230V)


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    Originally posted by t0ffluss
    got to admit... 110V sucks draws big *** currents (compared to 230V)
    Can't really say that I have to, because I don't know better. Well the dryer and some other stuff (didnt know bad words were edited, heh) runs off 220... but thats not something I personally use or pay attention to everyday
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