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    Question need 16V DC in car

    hello i just recieved a tablet PC that i intend to use as a car computer
    the tablet takes 16V DC input as power
    im just wondering if there is a simple way to get 16V off a car?
    my only guess would be to get an inverter in the powersupply use a transformer and then bridge back to DC

    are there stand alone power adapters for this or should i just go buy the standard 12V DC to 120V AC car inverter?

    i realize im going DC-AC-DC either way but a standalone solution would be nicer then the seperate inverter

    thanks

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    laptop car adapter.
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    yes there are numerous car adaptors available that'll give you 16 volts. I bought one just this week from Maplin (OK) for 25 notes.

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    try it with regulated 12v it will probably work
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAScooby
    try it with regulated 12v it will probably work
    Regulated 12v is harder to come by than 16v!

    GingerPrince

    Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

    Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
    CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerPrince
    Regulated 12v is harder to come by than 16v!
    the one I bought is regulated, and its outputting 19v

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