Car charger for MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mikey28, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if the airline charger or something could be used in the car?
    Sort of like my iphone charger. Does anyone know of something out there?

    thanks,
    mike
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    The regular MB or MBP car/air adapter should work, as would nearly any $20 power inverter.

    TEG
     
  3. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just went to apple site

    It says that the airline adapter will not work in automobiles. so I guess that answers my own question. Their is no car charger available at the moment for mba
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    This is basically because Airplanes use a 28V system, so the adapter can get the 15V it needs to keep the Mac alive, but in a car it is 12V and they can't bump up the Voltage without reducing the Amperage to the point that you can't keep the system alive.

    What you need is an Inverter like http://www.4lots.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=95 which is 75W and all you need is 45 for the MBA.

    TEG
     
  5. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, but uh...

    I would say thanks for the link, but when I tried to access it, it seemed to go crazy. could you repost that? Thanks!
     
  6. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    I also use this. No problems.;)
     
  7. drkstar macrumors member

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    Check out:

    http://www.mikegyver.com/index.html

    Not affiliated just a happy MBP customer :)
     

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