Power inverter overnight to charge laptop?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Fin, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Fin

    Fin New Member

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    Hi! Anyone know if I'm able to run a 12V to 110V AC Car inverter
    overnight so I can charge by laptop? Don't want to wake up to a dead battery.
    Thanks!
     
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    sam spade 2 Senior Member

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    Unless you leave the car "ON" (in the ready mode) so that the engine will run when needed, you probably WILL wake up to a dead battery.
    You would be MUCH better off to run the inverter from a second battery or a jump pack.
    Or have a spare battery for the laptop.
     
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    Wouldn't it just be easier to plug it into a 117vac wall socket?
     
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    It wouldn’t be like PC if things were kept simple and easy.
     
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