Targus 100W Slim Line Mobile Inverter - DC to AC power inverter - 100 Watt

Mfg.Part: APV10US1 | CDW Part: 2051686 | UNSPSC: 39121006
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  • DC to AC power inverter
  • 100 Watt
  • output connectors: 2
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Targus 100W Slim Line Mobile Inverter - DC to AC power inverter - 100 Watt
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  • DC to AC power inverter
  • 100 Watt
  • output connectors: 2
The Targus 100W Slim Line Mobile Inverter is designed for the mobile professional or recreational user. It provides a power source for most electrical devices in RVs, cars, airplanes or boats. Simply plug it into the cigarette lighter plug or into the airplane seat power plug and power or charge up to two devices. It features built-in surge protection, one 120V AC plug, one USB port and can deliver 100W of continuous and 150W of peak power. It is safe to use and features over-current, overtemperature and surge protection. The Targus exclusive slim design and light weight makes it ideal for travel.

35 Great design, but serious QA problems. PROs: Cheap (where I got it, refurbished)! Fuse. 100 watts! That's enough to charge a big laptop while it's running, and more, however...CONs: I noticed that if my car is OFF, the unit doesn't put out enough juice (using my 1-year-old 12 V car battery) to simultaneously run and charge my laptop via its 85-Watt adapter. (Perhaps not such a bad thing to pull less juice if it doesn't seem the battery isn't up to the job; I'd rather not have a dead battery!)More importantly: The USB & AC connectors are too close together. And did I say it's LOUD? It's LOUD.Wow, this is loud. I chatted with Targus to ask if mine is defective. Even on a cold day when I don't have anything pulling current from it, the fan runs fast AND *loud* AND moves very little air. I've only used it for a few hours. Targus' Kathleen said this issue would be covered as a warranty repair under the 1 year warranty. Some reviewers elsewhere say it's readily covered up by a radio, but I and others disagreed.Here are some CORRECTED/additional SPECIFICATIONS, with commentary:Small and (fairly) lightweight form factor, ideal for travel (It's like a modern laptop adapter, not the old, very dense & heavy metal and wire "brick" transformers of yore.)Exterior Dimensions: 1.06 x 2.88 x 4.75-inches (H x W x D, approximate, main unit ONLY; does not include the cord or packaging.)Weight: 10 oz. w/cord, NOT really 7 oz. as claimed.Output: 60 HzInput: 12 - 16V --- 15A max.USB output (DC power only): 5 Vdc 0.5A (= 2.5 watts-not nearly enough to, for example, charge an iPad while in use via this USB port)Fitted with a spade type 15A fusePower/Fault LED indicatorConnector type: 3-prongIncludes Hypertronics to CLA Auto/Air adapter with:DC In-Auto connector (standard cigarette-lighter style)DC In-Air connector (common on airplanes)Warranty: Limited 1 year (if bought new!)
15 One to go for a while, then died, 3 more DOA This is a slick product but quality is abysmal. Had one for a few months, which I used once or maybe twice, then a few months later it was dead; recently I have purchased 3 more, one after the other, and all were DOA. I'm done! Each one indicated it had power-- light, fan-- but would not actually send any power to my netbook... Very frustrating.
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