Laptop and car voltage

  melvyn 18:59 30 May 2005

I notice that most cars these days have many extra "power point" outlets which I believed (?) could be used to run laptops.

My wife's laptop is a Compaq Pressario 2100, which runs off the mains via a transformer which supplies power at 18 volts.

I know that the voltage at the car outlet points varies between 12 and 14.5 volts - my question is can we run the laptop from these sockets?

  Rtus 19:25 30 May 2005
  Rtus 19:27 30 May 2005

the item PSE-1315-E at the bottom of the page.

  Fingees 19:30 30 May 2005

Part no N59AC Laptop car adaptor £19.99 from Maplins

  melvyn 22:56 30 May 2005

Many thanks guys - I now know its OK, and where to get an adaptor.

  woodchip 23:07 30 May 2005

I use a 240 volts Inverter

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