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Old 02-12-2010, 11:34 PM
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Anyone figure out a way to make the power inverter three prong some how? I love the idea of a power inverter in the dash but the main thing I would use it for is my laptop and it is a three prong plug. It's kinda annoying that they put a power inverter in and since it only has two prong all you can do is charge cell phones and camera batteries which can easily be done with the 12 volt power point.
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I just went to Canadian Tire and picked up the 12-120V 400Amp inverter... guaranteed to run 2 laptops at once (tested and true). You can even get a larger inverter and hard wire it to your battery. I don't know if you'll be able to run a 3 prong since the inverter plug in the dash isn't grounded back to the battery, which I think is a major oversight.
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I have another power inverter that has a three prong plug, it works great. It just sucks that the truck has one and I have to use another one.
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you can buy one that plugs in the cigret lighter
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you cant count how many time i was on this web sight and driving (not a good mix)
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Depending on the type of laptop you use the 400 watt inverter works. With my laptop, the inverter will run the laptop if it is only charging but it will blow the 30 amp fuse in the truck if I am actually using the laptop
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i asked about the cigarette lighter powering my laptop & or charging my cell phone
my ram has 2 cigarette lighter fixtures, 1 in the full floor console next to the shifter, the other is in the console in the storage compartment. i was told to use the front one only for low power needs like lighting a cigarette, that the plug in the storage compartment was to be used for cell phone charging & for use with the laptop, something about the wiring & fuses. i believe that the front one works with the ignition being on, not sure if the rear one is also
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My 1000 watt inverter has the third prong, my 400 watt does not. My truck didn't include the built-in inverter. But I do almost live in my truck, got a single cup coffee maker(600-800 watt I think), laptop, printer, and radio gear. In the past, I just snipped off the third prong. But I'm sure it's there for a reason, do at your own risk.

The cig lighters are really meant to put out much as far as watts go, some laptops with higher energy needs will pop those fuses in the truck. Try turning the laptop into energy saver mode, helps on the current draw.

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