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Old 01-24-2009
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Quality Power Inverters?

I need to fill a spot on my dash, and want to add a 120V outlet. Who makes a quality brand 12V-DC to 120V-AC converter I can hardwire in?

I won't be running anything big most likely, just small accessories needed at the farm.

Thanks guys, Kyle.
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Old 01-24-2009
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I have a 400 watt Black and Decker I got at Walmart for like 50 bucks. Works great, I use it to power my laptop but I've also used it for my dremel to cut exhaust pipe.
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For electronic equipment, it's important to use a power inverter that has a
"pure sinewave" output, like this one:

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Old 01-24-2009
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I have this one it ran the in-laws tv during a ice storm that knocked out power for over a week.

I just used the remote start to run the truck every 20 minutes

Got it at target for like 50 bucks. we have used it on long trips to charge our camera and video camera

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Old 01-24-2009
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I know it looks sketchy, but it's mad cheap and works like a charm. I order **** from this site all the time - importers from China. Free shipping on everything, and the quality aint half bad. I installed my inverter (it came orange by the way) 2 weeks ago and it runs like a champ. I use it to power my laptop and gps setup. It also helps that it has a 12v port on it in addition to the ac plugs. Only downside is that the fan makes a bit of noise, but not more than if you had the heat on in your truck.
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Old 01-25-2009
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I have almost the same one as STL does. I think mines 400watt if im not mistaken. Haven't used it in a while, don't really have a need for it yet.
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Old 01-26-2009
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I got a 200Watt one from Candian Tire, was on sale for $39 w/lifetime warrenty.

Got it to power the laptop while watching DVD's on a long trip. Did its job well. Make sure the one you get has a cooling fan inside. This one does, and it also has a digital display to show you how many watts your using.

Also, you should not continuously exceed 80% of the rated output. I got a 200W, and my laptop draws only 60 while running - so I am safe.

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