[CQ-Contest] Laptop Power

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Sat Jul 29 21:49:46 EDT 2000

I'm getting into advanced stages of planning for the Ohio QSO Party.  I'm 
going out for the first serious mobile effort with my equipment.  To run the 
laptop (an IBM Thinkpad)  I have a small DC-AC inverter but expect RF noise 

What DC power requirements do these computers have (e.g eliminate the AC 
supply and go direct from battery)?  Can these be met by some reasonable 
combination of batteries (gel-cells in series, etc.)?  What precautions does 
one need to follow to keep from frying the laptop, etc.?  Where might one 
find the little 4-pin connectors power  these computers use?

Tnx & 73  -  Jim   K8MR

Ohio QSO Party  -  1600Z Saturday August 26 to 0400Z Sunday August 27

Details at      www.qsl.net/mrrc


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