Power supply in Van

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have at least 5 different laptops and as such each have a different connector. Any suggestions as to the best 12v kit to suit all...
     
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    I've had a couple of the cheapos fail - it doesn't matter much given the price but it would have been different if they'd taken the laptop with them. Although I prefer, and would normally recommend, direct 12v chargers, in your case I'd go for a small inverter. Despite often quoted concerns about using a pure sine wave type it really isn't important for a laptop so an inexpensive one will be fine. It used to matter when mains power supplies used transformers but all are now based on switched-mode technology and non-sine wave supplies have no effect.
     
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    Dave,
    Just curious...why 5 laptops?
    One for each weekday?
     
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    5 well, I have a small Gericom which I used when I was in Glasgow, I have a small HP which I inherited, the older Dell is now dual boot, the current Dell is awaiting a repair(power switch) and I have a new HP with Windows 8.1. So there you go, plus I have two desktops at home and a server. Besides the tablet and phones...
     
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    Little wonder you're losing it, mate.:rofl:
     
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    I've had one similar to this one for years and it's still going strong. It doesn't have adapters for everything (Dell can be awkward but what's new?) but deals with most.
     
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