Power Inverter Suggestions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mr. Glass, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Mr. Glass macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007

    (Note to Mods: If this is in the wrong section please feel free to move this thread.)

    I need to purchase a new power inverter in order to use my MBP in my car.

    Here is the hard part: I've gone through a few cheap ones from Walmart and Radioshack, but they are usually very loud to begin with and when the bearings on the fan that cools them wear out (usually after only a few months of use with all the dust and dirt in an automotive environment) they get REALLY loud and obnoxious.

    I am looking for an inverter that can do at least 200w RMS, but has no fan. I have tried to use my google-fu pretty extensively on this one but have not turned up any results.

    Has anybody come across such a thing as this?

    Thanks alot!
  2. Mr. Glass thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007
  3. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    First off.. bumping posts just p*sses people off... and I almost did not respond because of it.....

    Sears... Diehard 400W $50
  4. Mr. Glass thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I apologize for being obnoxious, I'm eager to find a solution.

    I really appreciate your response though.

    Does the inverter you're referring to have a fan?
  5. observer macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Yes, this Sears inverter has a fan.

    I googled "sears diehard 400w inverter", went to the Sears website, and looked under "specs". Yes, it has a fan. Inverters generate a fair amount of heat, so a fan is likely. Your best strategy might be to get a better-than-cheapest one, with a **good** fan.

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