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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Perfect for in-car use of charging devices – 100W 220V Car 12V DC Power Inverter with USB Power Port Reviews

posted by kelvinang on 04/29/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

This device generates "only" 100W of power, so why would you want it? The answer is that because it generates "only" 100W of power, it can afford to be fan-less, which is a very big deal! Besides, if you're only using an inverter to charge up your laptop and cellphone as you drive, using a much more powerful inverter would mean you lose a higher percentage of power in the process, making it less energy-efficient! The built-in USB port that outputs 5V 500mA is perfect for charging devices that would charge via a regular USB port on a computer.
It runs a little hot, being of the fan-less design, but that's to be expected. Also it produces a square wave instead of a true sine wave output, but that's to be expected from its price. A true sine wave output inverter will cost several times more. When I attached a 8W CFL lamp to the inverter I do not notice any noticeable flicker, however.
Highly recommend if all you need is to charge devices on the go, or power low-power electronics or lights.
Useful as part of the emergency kit!


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