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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx View Post
    It is just not "good" practice. Like putting the toilet seat down after use. Will not doing it cause any issues, probably not, but the wife/gf might not like it and eventually, it could lead to problems, or a complete meltdown. I have seen worse ideasw, it's just not the "best"

    Michael


    OK, I'm going to work on eliminating the noise, then I'll deal w/ how to get the wires up to the battery.

    Maybe this "universal auto/air/wall" adapter I'm using is converting DC-AC-DC even when plugged into the cigaretter lighter? (which I understand creates alot of noise)

    I think my next step is to find a DC-DC powersupply that has a tip for my laptop. I've started reading about the carnetix, but I'm thinking that I'll try to find something from Radioshack or Fry's (both have options for < $30, but the trick will be finding one w/ a tip for my Dell laptop)

    Thanks for all the advise!! This forum is great.

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    http://www.lindelectronics.com/

    Its a little expensive but it works great and for Dell, its the only auto/air adapter that you can use. Proprietary bull****, you can not buy a generic one to my knowledge.

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    This is a little troubling as I just bought the kensington for my setup. However, I dont think it would convert up to AC (its just to small to be an inverter too) but I wonder about the noise you are getting. It makes me wonder about the power supply or video board on your laptop (is it functioning correctly?). Did you try a ferite choke near the end of the power cable?

    I have been using a targus 120w adapter on my laptop for a long time and never had a problem with noise in my RX-7 or the honda. Problem with those are they are discontinued and the tips are garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neems211 View Post
    http://www.lindelectronics.com/

    Its a little expensive but it works great and for Dell, its the only auto/air adapter that you can use. Proprietary bull****, you can not buy a generic one to my knowledge.
    Dam another 129 for the project. oh well truckers are mabe of money dont ya know LoL

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