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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

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I had an invertor for my laptop that i want to say was only like 300 watts. pretty simple and cheap.

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It might be easier to go with a car charger. I'm going to pick one up for my HP tablet.
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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.

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It might be easier to go with a car charger. I'm going to pick one up for my HP tablet.
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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...

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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.


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