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Re: [RFI] Car laptop adaptors

To: Martin Ewing - AA6E <aa6e@ewing.homedns.org>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Car laptop adaptors
From: kd4e <doc@kd4e.com>
Reply-to: doc@kd4e.com
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 20:45:44 -0500
List-post: <mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
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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