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Subject:  Re: Technical Question Date:  9/23/2009  9:02 AM
Author:  TMFTwitty Number:  5807 of 5859

Vermonter, the computer uses different voltages for motherboard, fans, drives, etc., so it's not just a matter of dropping the 12v a little. I'm guessing you want to use your computer in the field while you are frying the stratosphere ;) For that purpose, I'd either bring along a large UPS with enough capacity, or just use a plug-in inverter to tap the car's electrical and supply the computer's power supply adaptor.

Here's one source, they claim the 300 watt is acceptable for laptops:

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