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[aprssig] Re: aprssig Digest, Vol 14, Issue 29

Matt Murphy web8ck at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 29 04:38:17 UTC 2005


Ron,
I used a 100 watt inverter for my Dell Inspiron 5000. 
The only problems I had was: 
1 - if the inverter got to hot it shut down.  I
installed a small (40mm) fan wired to the switch to
always run when on.

2 - The computer would shut down whe I started my
vehicle.  I had a bad battery, but you should be able
to work around this with a decent battery.

My inverter is a $20 iConcepts 100 watt from Office
Depot.  I used it for 8-10 hours continuous (I didn't
shut off the vehicle due to #2) for 3-4 days at a
time.

- Matthew, kc8bew
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Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 09:37:59 -0400
From: "Ron" <rgilson at adelphia.net>
Subject: [aprssig] Power For a Lap Top
To: "TAPR APRS Special Interest Group"
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Just wondering of any precaution when operating a Lap
Top (Compaq 
Armada 
3500) from a 12 VDC to 110 VAC inverter.  I heard of a
case where 
someone 
tried a cell phone charger only to fry the power
supply.  I question 
that 
since the cell PS is low current draw and not much
iron in the 
transformer 
that spikes may have played a roll in this accident or
may be it was 
just 
that time for the transformer to go?  Thanks for your
thoughts.
WA2WWK
Ron 


		
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