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    Is this a suitable inverter?

    Is this this a suitable inverter for running a car PC from?

    I notice in the image it has a cigarette lighter thingy, I want to hook it up to the battery rather than have it messily plugged into my lighter socket. I assume it will be simple to modify?

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    Re: Is this a suitable inverter?

    The mod is easy, but I dont know the quality of the inverter. You should check up on dc-dc solutions(here) rather than inverters.

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    Re: Re: Is this a suitable inverter?

    total overkill at 300W.... modding it is easy... lop off the cig plug - the middle pin is positive, the outer pin is negative....
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    Re: Re: Re: Is this a suitable inverter?

    Originally posted by magnetik
    total overkill at 300W.... modding it is easy... lop off the cig plug - the middle pin is positive, the outer pin is negative....
    How do we know it's overkill if we don't know what he wants to run in the car? Besides it will only draw what power it needs not 300W all the time.

    I use a 300W only because I got it for a cheap price and it was much smaller than all the other ones I had seen.
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    300W is probably overkill since my system is relatively medicore, but, for the extra 5 compared to 200W I might aswell buy it... Wont do any harm!

    Okay cool I think I will use this one then. I suspect Ill replace the fan with a Panaflo L1A because its probably very noisy though! All those car journeys will make it worse over time too.

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Is this a suitable inverter?

    Originally posted by Defiler
    How do we know it's overkill if we don't know what he wants to run in the car? Besides it will only draw what power it needs not 300W all the time.

    I use a 300W only because I got it for a cheap price and it was much smaller than all the other ones I had seen.

    hrm, ill give you that - I did jump the gun. total overkill, was from a pricing point of view too..... all the suppliers round my area you do pay for the privelage of 300W vs. 140W inverters...


    .... but if your needing an inverter to handle a continious 300W for your mp3car system - well I shed a tear for your car battery
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    The inverter you are asking about, has two inputs,
    the lighter socket and a direct cable connection, to the battery.

    The supplied cable will be too short, to have the inverter under your seat!

    It's not too hard to extend it, or make a replacment cable.

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    Great, all sounds fairly simple... Whip up a cable from the terminals of the battery, into the inverter, voila.

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Is this a suitable inverter?

    Originally posted by magnetik
    .... but if your needing an inverter to handle a continious 300W for your mp3car system - well I shed a tear for your car battery
    Amen brother!!!
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