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Old 11-30-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Charging IBM laptop from car

i wanna be able to charge my IBM T40 from my car, im just confused on what to get to charge it.
will it matter if i get one of those universal DC to AC inverters that plug into my cigarette lighter? cause im just worried that there might be a surge or something and fry my laptop, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charging IBM laptop from car

There might be some sort of voltage regulater you could find. MOST laptops could actually be plugged directly into the cigarette lighter with a simple cable going from that to the laptop seeing as they run off 12v DC, but don't hold me to this as I don't know the specs on yours.

An inverter should work, but I have heard that you arn't suppose to plug stuff such as laptops into them. I know when I plug my laptop into it(which is a different laptop that draws MUCH more power than a standard one, but less than a desktop) it works, but the power supply buzzes a bit.
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