[talk-au] Making a laptop Into a Big-Screen GPS (cont.)

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 08:45:52 BST 2010


On 3 June 2010 17:36, Eraina and Richard jenkins <richardvk1rj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Your email promted me to look on the back of my #701.  It says, inter
> alia ... +9.5V DC 2.315A 22W.  Certainly NOT a good idea to just
> connect it to a 12 volt battery.  Power needs to be regulated , capable
> of at least 2.5A ... and protected against the auto environment ... with
> some kind of anti-splat circuit!!!
>
> Maybe your idea of an inverter plus the usual 240V power supply ids a
> good one!!

I just checked mine, and it's also 9.5V, not sure why I thought it was
12V but I just use an inverter as well, but the draw is only 6W, my
laptop draws 45+ W




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