That's why most of us fuse our DC cables - perhaps
an intermediate battery or large cap might add to
mobile gear longevity?
I believe that the internal battery in a laptop,
together with a fused cable, provide a buffer and
a surge protection. (Even if a battery won't hold
a charge it should buffer the power.)
> Martin Ewing - AA6E wrote: Using raw auto power seems a little risky
> to me - if you don't want to fry your laptop when running the starter
> motor or getting a jump start... OTOH, that's what we do with our
> ham gear.
Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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