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Belkin AC Anywhere : DC to AC Power Inverter External 12 V - 140W - £15.99 delivered @ Play !

£15.99 @ Play.Com
£20.99 delivered @ MyMemory Running out of power is an event of the past with AC Anywhere. The unit simply plugs into any standard, 12-volt DC vehicle cigarette lighter socket to convert your vehic… Read More
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£20.99 delivered @ MyMemory

Running out of power is an event of the past with AC Anywhere. The unit simply plugs into any standard, 12-volt DC vehicle cigarette lighter socket to convert your vehicle's battery power to 230-volt AC

Product Description: Belkin AC Anywhere DC to AC power inverter - 140 Watt
Device Type: DC to AC power inverter
Form Factor: External
Localisation: United Kingdom
Input Voltage: 12 V
Output Voltage: AC 230 V ( 50 Hz )
Power Provided: 140 Watt
Output Connector(s): 1
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty
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#1
http://images.play.com/covers/3292338x.jpg
#2
so could you then stick an extension socket in and turn your car into an office?
#3
Got one paid twice the money 18months ago. Deal.
#4
garbage456
140watts, that aint going to power much you would need about 20 of these just to power a kettle


20 x £15.99 = £319.80, might as well get a cab to the nearest starbucks and buy a cuppa for cheaper! :-D
#5
on a serious note... are these any good? how quickly would one drain a car battery??
#6
I use a 300w all the time whilst travelling in France......
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-AC-Anywhere-Power-Inverter/dp/B000HEYTR4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245165133&sr=8-1
double the power for £24.97..
#7
These things are brilliant! Essential for Long Car Journeys or camping etc.... Hot from me
#8
best battery drainer. Hot:thumbsup:
#9
Any good for laptops?
1 Like #10
Should be Kob, check your AC adapter to see how many watts it requires.

As an example my HP AC Adapter states the following -

Input (AC) : 100-240V~1.5A (50-60Hz)
Output (DC): 19V 4.7A 90W Max

Be careful to see how many Amps this Inverter can also output. But this should be fine for most laptops.

Edit -

http://www.belkin.com/appimages/F5C412xx_specs.jpg

Belkin Product Info: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=281608
#11
looks good but ill wait to hear more about their usage
#12
Good deal, thanks edi, been waiting for one at a reasonable price ready to take camping, or to use the laptop in the car. Just remember to keep the engine running and you shouldn't flatten your battery.
#13
Starman
Should be Kob, check your AC adapter to see how many watts it requires.

As an example my HP AC Adapter states the following -

Input (AC) : 100-240V~1.5A (50-60Hz)
Output (DC): 19V 4.7A 90W Max

Be careful to see how many Amps this Inverter can also output. But this should be fine for most laptops.

Edit -

http://www.belkin.com/appimages/F5C412xx_specs.jpg

Belkin Product Info: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=281608


A good start but not fool proof unfortunately. I bought one of the 120w E-Cans posted on here a couple of months back and that will not power my laptop even though it can provide enough power (mine is also 90w)

If anyone can confirm this works with Delta Electronics switch mode laptop PSUs (supplied with Acers) then it would be MUCH appreciated!
#14
garbage456;5506809
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#15
paw2304
I use a 300w all the time whilst travelling in France......
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-AC-Anywhere-Power-Inverter/dp/B000HEYTR4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245165133&sr=8-1
double the power for £24.97..


This sounds a better deal. 140watt is very low but if you have a low watt 240v appliance then I guess it's good!
#16
Don't you have to connect the 300W one's directly to the car battery?
#17
garbage456
140watts, that aint going to power much you would need about 20 of these just to power a kettle


You wouldn't be able to power a kettle off any of these. Kettles are generally at least 2000w

Mike73
Don't you have to connect the 300W one's directly to the car battery?


No, that only tends to be the 500w one's upwards
#18
garbage456
140watts, that aint going to power much you would need about 20 of these just to power a kettle
One does not even need one of these inverters to power a travel kettle in a car, just plug your travel kettle straight into the cigarette lighter socket. These type of inverters are excellent for travelling professional and for long journeys.
#19
OFI
A good start but not fool proof unfortunately. I bought one of the 120w E-Cans posted on here a couple of months back and that will not power my laptop even though it can provide enough power (mine is also 90w)

If anyone can confirm this works with Delta Electronics switch mode laptop PSUs (supplied with Acers) then it would be MUCH appreciated!


The 90w refers to the output not the input power requirements

Basic maths, Watts = Volts x Amps (hence 19V x 4.7A = 89.3W)

if its 1.5A and 240V then thats (1.5x240) 360 watts needed
#20
MintyMat
This sounds a better deal. 140watt is very low but if you have a low watt 240v appliance then I guess it's good!


Cant take my tumble dryer camping with me then?
#21
Ninty
No, that only tends to be the 500w one's upwards


Are you sure about that, I was convinced that the lighter socket was fused so that it could only output a maximum of about 150W - hence all the 120-150W inverters on the market.
#22
rchan
Cant take my tumble dryer camping with me then?


...or your Magicoal.
#23
squidworth
The 90w refers to the output not the input power requirements

Basic maths, Watts = Volts x Amps (hence 19V x 4.7A = 89.3W)

If your PSU was 100% efficient, then the Input and Output requirements would be the same.

But given that they get hot, they aren't 100% efficient - a modern switched-mode laptop brick will usually be in excess of 80% efficient, so it's likely you'll need around 120w from your invertor, to drive a 90w brick.
And if you need 120w from your invertor, then don't use an invertor rated to a maximum of 120w ! You'd probably need a 150w unit in this scenario :)
#24
Mike73
Are you sure about that, I was convinced that the lighter socket was fused so that it could only output a maximum of about 150W - hence all the 120-150W inverters on the market.


The 300w one comes with croc clips to connect direct to the battery.
#25
cheapskate58
The 300w one comes with croc clips to connect direct to the battery.


I thought as much, I was actually replying to somebody who thought that 300W would be ok from the lighter socket, unfortunately with the way the quote works, it's not clear what I was on about!

Bottom line is that unless you want to connect your inverter directly to you car battery then there isn't much point getting anything with a higher power rating than 150W.
#26
squidworth
The 90w refers to the output not the input power requirements

Basic maths, Watts = Volts x Amps (hence 19V x 4.7A = 89.3W)

if its 1.5A and 240V then thats (1.5x240) 360 watts needed


Nom
If your PSU was 100% efficient, then the Input and Output requirements would be the same.

But given that they get hot, they aren't 100% efficient - a modern switched-mode laptop brick will usually be in excess of 80% efficient, so it's likely you'll need around 120w from your invertor, to drive a 90w brick.
And if you need 120w from your invertor, then don't use an invertor rated to a maximum of 120w ! You'd probably need a 150w unit in this scenario :)


Hmm conflicting info :-P my PSU is bang on the specs squidworth posted. I thought 120w would be plenty.

Might be better to find a decent in-car adapter instead :oops:
#27
OFI
Hmm conflicting info :-P my PSU is bang on the specs squidworth posted. I thought 120w would be plenty.

Might be better to find a decent in-car adapter instead :oops:


240 x 1.5 = 360 means you'd need a supply capable of sustained 360W power so you'd probably need a 500W device in practice

the difference in the laptops PSU 360W input to 90W output is probably lost in heat

your right, you're probably better off with a more dedicated adapter in this case...
#28
Cheers starman, my laptop is only 65w so i might get away with it. Rep added for your efforts!
#29
I bought a 90w one and used it when i went camping, very useful to have, can charge phones, AA batteries, netbooks and power wii and a LCD TV etc etc,

and you can also run a multiplug of it to charge all at once as long as you keep below thee rating

also you dont need to keep battery on all the time but you should do some research before you use it lots as you may be left with a flat battery!

it would have its uses but is only a bargain if you have a use for it.
#30
garbage456
thanks !!!


diito :)
#31
From previous looking into this, I read that while you cannot run a notebook from the inverter, it maybe enough to charge the notebook when off.
Would it be ok running my 17" Dell XPS 1730 with custom-mod Core 2 Quad 2.66 Ghz, 6GB ram, Dual nvidia sli 280 GTX with physics aegia card?

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