** 12V 150W Can Inverter with USB Socket - £14.99 instore @ Aldi ** - HotUKDeals
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Picked one of these up yesterday. A good device to keep in your car to power a variety of mains powered devices.
Retailing at around 30-40 pounds in other stores.
Example :
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=97788&criteria=car%20power%20inverter&doy=25m2

3-pin socket
USB charging point, ideal for charging your iPod
Brushed-aluminium finish with soft-touch trim
Slots into your car cup holder
DC plug includes a spring tension switch to allow for safe, secure connection for different sized sockets
Coiled DC lead for convenient storage
Overload and temperature protection
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#1
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/a41gb.jpg
#2
I have done a bit of Can Inverting in my time..............but at this sad time please spare a though for the greatest can inverter of all time................... Gazza.........................i'l get me jacket.................you know the one............it does up at the back.................................
#3
antenna
I have done a bit of Can Inverting in my time..............but at this sad time please spare a though for the greatest can inverter of all time................... Gazza.........................i'l get me jacket.................you know the one............it does up at the back.................................

LOL.:-D

A USB can inverter! If that helps keep your lager cool after you’ve opened it then count me in.
#4
Personally I'd spend the extra and get at least 300W, I think things like laptops will take more than 150w.
#5
Benjimoron
Personally I'd spend the extra and get at least 300W, I think things like laptops will take more than 150w.

You’d be hard pressed to find a laptop that consumes 150W; most ship with AC adapters rated for between 65 and 95W.
#6
I bought this inverter from Aldi for my camper van. I took it back because the fan is too noisy. Although this may only be a problem if you want it to power a portable TV or watching DVDs on a laptop.
A 150W inverter will easily power a laptop computer, they use about the same power as a 15" portable LCD TV... About 30 to 50 watts.
#7
Agharta
You’d be hard pressed to find a laptop that consumes 150W; most ship with AC adapters rated for between 65 and 95W.


Fair enough, thought they used more than that. I stand corrected!!!!
#8
There are some laptops that consume more than 150W AC such as the Alienware m9750.
My desktop which is a C2D 2.67, 500GB SATA, HD 3850 512MB O/C consumes about 150W DC when running 3DMark06 although I’m sure it could consume more than that if I pushed it.

Biker Jeff
I bought this inverter from Aldi for my camper van. I took it back because the fan is too noisy.

Thanks for that, it has put me off buying one.
#9
Agharta
There are some laptops that consume more than 150W AC such as the Alienware m9750.
My desktop which is a C2D 2.67, 500GB SATA, HD 3850 512MB O/C consumes about 150W DC when running 3DMark06 although I’m sure it could consume more than that if I pushed it.


Thanks for that, it has put me off buying one.



mine doesnt seem to make to much noise. and it powers my lenovo ibm thinkpad fine
#10
Keeping my beer cool whilst driving isn't the problem, it's finding somewhere to put it when I spark up a fag. The drinks holder is on my left so I tend to put it on the dash, the problem is that it falls over if I go over a bump and then I have to bend down and pick it up and mop the floor which is apparently dangerous to do whilst driving.
#11
uh will this be ok to use with an air bed compressor? how do I find out if it will work without buying it?
#12
It would be fine to use with an air bed compressor, they dont use very much power, certainly nowhere near 150W.
#13
Incidentally, Aldi had these on special last December, which was when i bought mine.
This item is not listed in their website at the moment. It could be that a few stores just had some left over.
#14
Seems a good item, especially for those portable dvd players or charging you DS / PSP. I would watch your cars battery though, you might end up flat if your not careful. Older car batteries dont take much to drain the charge.
#15
They also have some 300W ones for £24.99 - I picked up the last one of each from Blackpool last weekend (wasn't sure how miuch power a PS2 needed - and you can always take things back easily!)
#16
Would this enable me to run a small fridge in the car? I have a beer fridge which I could load up with beer, tonic and stuff.

It's a nightmare having to keep stopping at pubs when I'm on a long journey.

What about a microwave?
#17
A small beer cooler would be ok, but make sure you only use it when the engine is running or it will kill your battery in no time.
A microwave is a definite no no.... Even the cheap underpowered ones are 600W.
#18
how about a popcorn maker.....or a candyfloss machine,surely it would power a baked potato oven or a pizza griller.......a 4 slice toaster or waffle iron,a vertical kebab cooker would surely be ok................
#19
LMFAO........ Like it.
#20
Would you be able to power an angle grinder with one of these. I was thinking about getting an angle grinder & one of these powerplug things - mainly to remove a clamping device
#21
lullable
Would you be able to power an angle grinder with one of these. I was thinking about getting an angle grinder & one of these powerplug things - mainly to remove a clamping device


Are you removing the clamp from your own vehicle, or offering this as a service to others?
#22
does this have enough power to jump start my car?? :p
#23
I'm very much into "green issues", if I keep my car running all night will I be able to run an extension from the car to my fridge ( and the boiler off a 2 way)? That way I can turn the mains switch off.
#24
StormB
does this have enough power to jump start my car?? :p


lol. This is turning out to be another one of them comedy threads ...:-D
#25
Air bed fine. I do it with the engine running just in case.
#26
Extremely disappointing even at £12.99 and if I can find the receipt its going back to Aldi! The application was powering an Acer Aspire 1300 laptop in the car. OK its an old laptop that I bought very cheaply as a project (its 20GB hard-drive is three parts full!) The laptop power adapter states 70W maximum and as 70W is less than half of 150W it should surely work OK? Er-actually NO as the laptop cursor jumps all over the place making me think that I had been scammed into buying a laptop that has a virus.

Back home on genuine mains the Acer works perfectly so my conclusion is that the inverter is useless. Unless a Zobel Network or some kind of spike filter can be rigged-up the inverter is simply useless electronic junk that they charge for dumping at the tip. Take care!

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