12 volt printers

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Can anyone recomend a good 12 volt inkjet printer ? I have been trying to find one but have had no success.
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:27

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:27
I have just retired from 20 years in the IT industry, and I dont think I have ever heard of a 12v Inkjet printer.

That doesnt mean they dont exist, just have never heard of them.

Canon make a portable printer that can run off either mains or batterys. It may be that you will have to research something like that. Here is the link to the Canon Ip90. Site Link

Hope tis helps.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:25

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:25
Bloody Hell Cruiser,

I have been in the IT Industry for 38 years and STILL need to work for a living.

How come you got out early?
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:55

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:55
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:32

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:32
I would buy a small inverter and use it off the 12 volt battery. That way you can use your gear from home. 300 Watts would handle a printer and notebook computer easily. Best to get a Pure Sine Wave although a little more expensive.

If you can't afford the pure sine wave then get the cheaper modified sine wave but make sure you try it with your gear before you buy.
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Reply By: Member - Alan (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:57

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:57
I knew someone who used a canon portable style. Didn't see it in action - but had a quick look on Canon site. I haeva a Canon bubble jet at home and works well/good value.

Have a look at Site Link

If you click on the brochure, it has details of automobile battery kit etc.

Alan
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Reply By: garrycol - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:02

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:02
Many modern inkjets will run on power provided via the USB port so no external power is needed in some cases.
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Follow Up By: ChrisO - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:22

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 13:22
I have not come across any that are powered by USB.
Do you know any particular models ?
This would be a great way to go.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:03

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:03
The USB port can provide a Maximum of 2.5 watts - it would be a very small
printer !

Mike
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Reply By: peteC - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:10

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:10
ChrisO we use the BJC80c Cannon colourinkjet printers at work. I use it in the car to do quotes ect. You just need to cut the power lead from the transformer and put on a cigarette fitting as the power supply is 12 volts DC. They have an infrared inbuilt ( most laptops have IR standard ports ) or can be cable connected. They use very little power and are about the size of half an old sized laptop and fit into a standard laptop bag with your laptop. You can also get scan heads to fit in for scanning.
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Reply By: ChrisO - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:19

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 17:19
Thanks Pete. That sounds like just what I'm after.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:47

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:47
. . . . until you see their price :-)

Mike
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 17:40

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 17:40
I have a BJC55. Plug it into an inverter to charge (1.8A, 23W) and it runs off its own internal battery when you want to print out pages- The inks cost a packet though.
As mentioned, you can get scan heads to make it more useful too. The charger and printer will fit into a pocket on your laptop bag.

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