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Aug 22, 2007
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Hi I have a small 500 watt not pure sine wave inverter will it harm my new computer if I use it charge it thanks
 
Jan 26, 2017
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No Idea, but I've had three laptops, none needed an inverter to charge up.

Many 12v adapters available now.
 
Sep 17, 2017
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No, it'll be fine. A laptop needs less than 100w and a pure sine wave inverter will not upset it.

Personally I've fitted a 36w usb c outlet. The laptop charges slowly, but it's more convenient than using an inverter and a PSU.
 
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pagey
Aug 22, 2007
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No, it'll be fine. A laptop needs less than 100w and a pure sine wave inverter will not upset it.

Personally I've fitted a 36w usb c outlet. The laptop charges slowly, but it's more convenient than using an inverter and a PSU.
Hi its not pure sine wave which I think may be a problem
 
Sep 17, 2017
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Hi its not pure sine wave which I think may be a problem
Ah, sorry. It'll -probably- be ok. The issue is the PSU can demand current when the square wave is supplying little. But when you're supplying several times the power you need, it normally figures it out.

However, I was running a laptop on a cheapo 150w inverter. All seemed fine. But the touchpad would occasionally glitch. I worked around it but charging it when it was off.

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pagey
Aug 22, 2007
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Ah, sorry. It'll -probably- be ok. The issue is the PSU can demand current when the square wave is supplying little. But when you're supplying several times the power you need, it normally figures it out.

However, I was running a laptop on a cheapo 150w inverter. All seemed fine. But the touchpad would occasionally glitch. I worked around it but charging it when it was off.
Thanks I will only use the Inverter when travelling
 

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