Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 09:31:40 +0200
From: Goran Begicevic <>
Subject: Re: Will a power inverter dammage my Saab?

Naah... Even if you install 140W inverter, i doubt it will use all of 140 Watts. Normal PC uses about 40 to 60 Watts, without screen. Add some 10% lost in converter and you'll end up at 70W at most. Probably not a big deal. Christopher Prouty wrote: > > Hi all. > > I am building an MP3 player to integrate with my stereo in my 1995 9000 CS. > The player itself will be a pentium 166 with a sound card and a hard drive > and a network interface card. > > To power the computer I am planning on installing a 140W power inverter. > > My question is: Since this inverter will be powering the system and drawing > off the car's battery (only when the car is running of course), will this > cause any dammage to my car's electrical system? Will this cause > unnecessary strain on the alternator? > > Thanks for any assistance. > Chris

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