USB to AC Power Adapter

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aoisenshi, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. aoisenshi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm wondering where to find (or even if it exists) a USB male to ac power female adapter. I've googled the heck out of it and can only find the inverse...
    The reason I need this is because the airline I'm taking has USB power sockets but no regular outlets!
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    Forget about it. You are talking about going from 5 volts 500 milliamps (USB) to 115 volts (AC). This means with typical inverter efficiencies and losses, you might get a few microamps. That's not enough 115v power to wake up anything but Apple's AA battery charger in it's lowest power saver mode. Does the airline offer 12 volt outlets? There are a lot of inverters available to go from 12v to 115 volts.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yeah... USB doesn't carry nearly enough power to power a computer, like the above poster said
     

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