Good-day I bought an Inverter

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21 Sep 2012 18:29 #11374 by 928mac
Some of you know that I have an electromotive ECM running my car and I can tune on the fly with a laptop.
The nice thing about this is I can turn down the fuel when going on a long drive and collect on the mileage.
The pita is that the laptop does not last more then a few hours.

So I stopped by the computer store and asked if they had an adaptor for the car to run a laptop, they did.
www.cobra.com/detail/cpi-480-400-watt-power-inverter.cfm
the cool thing is if you look at the chart, it will even run a blender ha ha ha

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Some may ask if the alternator will keep up?
My answer is, one of the first things I installed was the 200 amp alternator.
I thought I would need it to run the stereo and sub.



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21 Sep 2012 18:39 #11375 by 928mac
here it is outside the package

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21 Sep 2012 20:20 #11379 by mm928
Replied by mm928 on topic Good-day I bought an Inverter
The name Marty McFly comes to mind......does it come with a Flux capacitor?

:)

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21 Sep 2012 20:42 #11386 by pcar928fan
Good thing it will run a blender...otherwise you would be stuck with Mexican Martini's instead of a TRUE frozen Margarita while you are driving! The frozen ones are SO MUCH easier to work with while driving! :D

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21 Sep 2012 20:58 #11391 by the flying scotsman
Be careful Brad that the power spikes from the alternator do not reach the laptop and theres protection in the inverter.

Hard to put the smoke back in those machines :)

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21 Sep 2012 21:01 #11392 by pcar928fan
^^^^^
Malcolm that make me LOL!!!

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21 Sep 2012 21:13 #11394 by Jon B.

Good thing it will run a blender...otherwise you would be stuck with Mexican Martini's instead of a TRUE frozen Margarita while you are driving! The frozen ones are SO MUCH easier to work with while driving! :D


Aw c'mon James! The Classic Margarita is NOT frozen. But yeah, for driving, frozen is MUCH easier to keep in your Styrofoam cup!

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22 Sep 2012 00:46 #11400 by pcar928fan
^^^^
NICE! So true!

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22 Sep 2012 07:42 #11402 by Ducman82
i used one just like that once to power a laptop so i could listen to tunes in my truck on a long drive. caused feedback to the stereo and added noise......

not a bad idea for us custom ECM folks......

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22 Sep 2012 08:54 #11404 by the flying scotsman
another way to skin this cat is to tap off the a/c output direct from the alternator through a filter to the laptop/device. That way you bypass the a/c to d/c conversion through the rectifier and the d/c to a/c conversion of the inverter.

The problem then is disappation of the current..........laptop doesnt need anywhere need 200 amps!!..........more SMOKE.

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