need car charger for powerbook - any suggestions?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    I just got a G4 powerbook - and need to get a car charger for it. Any suggestions of any that won't cost a fortune - and won't destroy the pb?
     
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    Just get a DC Power Inverter, a 90W should do it. You can then plug your power brick into it directly
     
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    +1 on the power inverter. You can get a decent one for $20-30 at an electronics store.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I get a 90 W power inverter instead of a car charger . . okay. What's a power inverter?
     
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    LOL

    It is an adapter that you plug into the 12V cigarette adapter in your car. It has a box that then comes off the cable with a standard 3 prong plug on it, letting you plug any home power adapter into it.

    Check this one out to give you an idea. This is way more wattage than you need, but it does have dual plugs, which is nice.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...origkw=inverter&kw=inverter&parentPage=search
     
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    A power inverter is this....


    You plug this thing into the cigarette lighter in your car (or whatver you have). Plug the cable in. This cable is attached to a brick that has a fuse and usually 1-3 outlets. These outlets supply enough power to run your computer and you just plug your power brick from your computer in to it and your set!


    Thats about it.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I looked up what a power inverter is . . . and feel like a total idiot! I could have bought one power inverter instead of all those different car chargers for every gadget we own! Okay - lesson learned. Never again.
     

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