Auto adapter for MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VortexOfPain, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. VortexOfPain macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Can't seem to find much info on an auto adapter for a MacBook, what do you guys use when traveling? I have considered an inverter, but also like the idea of something more compact that can easily fit in place of my normal wall adapter.
  2. volvoben macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    nowhere fast
    I also wanted a 12v adapter for working on the road, but eventually settled on an inverter. I even tried to find one for a friend's Dell thinking it might be a more common size, but to no avail (well, nothing under $150).

    My inverter is rather overkill, 200w, but it has come in handy for a few other things, people needing to charge their phones but only having ac adapters, charging batteries for my cameras etc.

    For portability it stinks, but I just leave it in the car anyway. Of note, it does get quite hot with load. I had it in an enclosed space in the summer while running a borrowed Pentium 4 based laptop that drew 130w and it started to melt the plastic around it. For $30 it was a great investment at least.

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