Will this work to power a MacBook while riding in a car?

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  1. r-gordon-7 macrumors newbie

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  2. macdim macrumors 6502

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but one does not charge laptops using USB connectors. Devices like the one you linked to are used to charge smaller devices like cell phones and iPod-like mp3 players. So no, I don't think so.
     
  3. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    That'd be cool, but it won't work. Computers only release power using USB, they can't charge via USB. :(
     
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  5. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    Radio Shack sells those converters too, if you don't want to wait on the shipping (and you have one close by :D).
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Thanks, I'll swing by tonight! :cool:
     
  7. ralex macrumors newbie

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    i believe the power inverter will do the trick. Make sure it has a fuse.
     
  8. stealthninja macrumors member

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    it seems silly to invert the car's power (go from DC to AC power) then plug in your power adaptor that does just the opposite (go from AC to DC power).
    but although it is not the best way it does look like is is the cheapest and one of the few possibilities that you have.

    you can visit this thread for more info on charging macbooks in a car
     

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