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    Do you think inverter is powerfull enough??

    Hi..i jsut gotta 600W inverter with 1500 peak surge....my computer uses a 350W power supply and using a 15 inch LCD that like uses 40 W....do you gusy rekon my inverter will be powerfull enough to power these 2 things??

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    Sounds like it should be. I think the rule of thumb is to get an inverter that is 30% bigger than your PSU.

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    I would say more like double but it evetually comes down to the quality of the Inverter.

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    My 300W inverter powers 300W PSU and Lilliput. No problems as of yet (3 weeks in car and working). If a PSU is rated as 300W, does it always draw 300W? Because I think that the power consumption is exponential to the number of devices in the case. I have one HDD, one DVD ROM, graphic and sound card and memory. Based on online calculators, I have 120W consumption. Does the PSU draw 120 or 300W in my case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyZG
    My 300W inverter powers 300W PSU and Lilliput. No problems as of yet (3 weeks in car and working). If a PSU is rated as 300W, does it always draw 300W? Because I think that the power consumption is exponential to the number of devices in the case. I have one HDD, one DVD ROM, graphic and sound card and memory. Based on online calculators, I have 120W consumption. Does the PSU draw 120 or 300W in my case?
    Power out is (ideally) equal to the power in. There will be loss due to inefficiency. But the rating on your power supply is the max wattage. It won't pull too much more than your power coming out.
    Da_Kooz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep
    Hi..i jsut gotta 600W inverter with 1500 peak surge....my computer uses a 350W power supply and using a 15 inch LCD that like uses 40 W....do you gusy rekon my inverter will be powerfull enough to power these 2 things??

    thanks
    Sounds plenty big enough. Only issue i could see is if it is a low quality inverter. then it might give you some issues.
    Da_Kooz

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    I use a 145 watt psu with a 150watt inverter

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