Laptop Computer question sorta - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Computer Geeks Gaming, Servers, Code, everything computer...

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-13-2007, 06:58 PM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 30,408
Thanks: 46
Thanked 52 Times in 49 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Laptop Computer question sorta

I just bought a new Dell laptop Has GPS reciever and everything, My question is since i am planning on taking it with on alot of long trips. Probably longer than the battery on the computer lasts. How many watt power inverter do you guys think i would need
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-14-2007, 05:41 AM
Thats Mr. Oil Leak.....

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress / Houston
Posts: 9,526
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to MrJohnWayne Send a message via MSN to MrJohnWayne Send a message via Yahoo to MrJohnWayne
I had an invertor for my laptop that i want to say was only like 300 watts. pretty simple and cheap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-14-2007, 05:42 AM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 30,408
Thanks: 46
Thanked 52 Times in 49 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Cool thanks John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-14-2007, 06:34 AM
Gun Nut




 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 13,797
Thanks: 5
Thanked 23 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
It might be easier to go with a car charger. I'm going to pick one up for my HP tablet.
This place sells them for Dells:

High Reliability Auto to Laptop DC/DC Converter for Dell
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-14-2007, 07:15 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to Justinlw
You can get 120 watt from walmart that just sticks in the Power Point on the dash. It's only about $20 and is plenty for a laptop. I've been using one for a while now with no problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-14-2007, 07:35 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Phoenix,AZ
Posts: 1,387
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodslinger View Post
It might be easier to go with a car charger. I'm going to pick one up for my HP tablet.
This place sells them for Dells:

High Reliability Auto to Laptop DC/DC Converter for Dell
Yep, the way to go is with the AC/DC adapter which are available for the Dell... My Sony has one and you can plug it into either the standard 110 V or the cig lighter/power point in a vehicle...

Ken....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 05-14-2007, 07:38 AM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 30,408
Thanks: 46
Thanked 52 Times in 49 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Thanks for the help guys
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 05-14-2007, 08:39 AM
HardLuck Case of the Year
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Catonsville, MD
Posts: 3,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Ditty Send a message via Yahoo to Ditty
Like Rodslinger said...an adapter/carcharger would be better. The home laptop charger is already an adapter switching the 115-120vAC from the house to 6-12vDC for the battery. You should be able to find a 12DC to ??VDC adapter designed to work directly with your laptop. That means a lot less wires and junk cluttering up your cab.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors