macbook car charger

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jj the amazing, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. jj the amazing macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    i am about to go on vacation and i have a car charger to plug my macbook into. I was wondering how many watts it would take to run it while in the car.
    Thank you in advance
  2. hndn macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2009
    I have a car adapter/converter, it's convience for everything instead of carry an adapter for each device.
  3. jj the amazing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    yes i have a car adapter that has a socket on it i just need to know amount of watts i will need.
  4. hndn macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2009
    Shouldn't it be the same as the original adapter accordingly?
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    this has been posted about 30,000 times.

    but i would like to say again that instead of buying specific things to power specific things.

    you can just buy an inverter and plug a surge protector (fused to right below the max input of whatever power adaptor you're using) - that way no surges come through and if there is a bad one, the fuse will pop.

    ive done this about 10 times with no problems with a MBP and no problems with MY UMB.

    works nicely as you can charge your iPhone off the MacBook too :)

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