Car charger for macbook pro

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 21:00
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What do we need to charge a macbook pro laptop computer when travelling in our troopy?
Is an inverter needed?
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Reply By: HarryH - Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 21:21

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 21:21
I use one of those cheap 120w or 150w can type inverters(waeco). It'll recharge a laptop easily, probably cost $50 or $60. Apple my have a 12volt kit for your macbook but if they do i'll bet it'd cost about that anyway. At least you can use inverter for other stuff like camera batteries etc as well.
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Follow Up By: HarryH - Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 21:23

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 21:23
Sorry that should read Apple may have
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (WA) - Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 22:10

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 22:10
There are not a lot of 12 volt Mac options. This is the only one I know of:

MikeGyver Adaptors
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Reply By: Member - R and R Troop (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 22:54

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 22:54
Searching online there seems to be different opinions which for a non tecno brain makes it all challenging! Thanks for ideas given so far.
Do inverters use a lot of battery? It seems they go from DC to AC then back to DC to run the computer or is that not really a concern. We have dual batteries as run a fridge.
The magsafe options look simple and apple friendly.
My biggest fear is frying my laptop!!
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 00:12

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 00:12
I have used a small inverter as explained further up the posts and does the job ok, also use it to do the phone, camera batteries etc. no problems

regards

muzza
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Reply By: Member - DereelGirl - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 01:38

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 01:38
Hi R & R,

I'd use the can type and if you are driving while charging all will be fine. Just take the usual precautions with your laptop and start the car first then plug the inverter and laptop in. If staying put and running the inverter off your 2nd battery the can variety inverter being so small will use little and if charging from solar you should hardly notice it. Don't forget you will have a few hrs of laptop battery to use too.
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Reply By: Member - R and R Troop (NSW) - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 07:35

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 07:35
Thanks folk!
Off to check out cans.
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Reply By: Member - DavidC19 - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:43

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:43
Try LaptopPlus. I got a 12-volt charger from them some time ago. Cost about $45 plus freight.

http://www.laptopplus.com.au/Laptop-Car-Chargers.aspx?c=32
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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:00

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:00
You can get one of ebay in australia for around $40. Plugs straight into your cig lighter so no 240v to worry about.

Car charger for macbook pro

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