how much power?

  bythor 22:26 19 Nov 03
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I'm planning to put my desktop into my caravan which uses 12VDC. I'll get an inverter, but not sure what the minimum power rating is (of an inverter) that'll run a standard desktop and TFT screen. Anybody help?

  Tim1964 22:30 19 Nov 03

As a TFT screen uses less power than a CRT I would guess that an inverter that can power a normal TV will do the trick. It will only become a problem if you want to boil a kettle and toast some sarnies at the same time.

  jonnytub 22:32 19 Nov 03

halfords sell a 12v inverter for £35 this is rated at 120 watt and runs my laptop no probs, your desktop wouldn't stand a chance on that though. I don't know of any inverter that would give you the wattage you need. Potable suitcase generator perhaps ?

  jonnytub 22:35 19 Nov 03

vrey informative click here

  bythor 22:36 19 Nov 03

thanks lads. I know there are 300W and higher inverters, it's just that I need to know the minimum rating I should use (thus the cheapest!!).

  Dragon Heart 23:08 19 Nov 03

450 watt power supply ?

150 watt screen ?

140 watt Printer ?

60 watt Light ?

800 watt total but suggest go for 1000 watt's

The wattage for each piece of hardware should be in instruction manuals

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