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12-volt car adapter

Message #1 - Posted 2008/01/12 - JohnOK

I'm seriously considering replacing my Windoze based Dell laptop with a MacBook. One of the things I do with my laptop is use it as a navigation device while driving my RV back and forth across the country. I have a 12- volt adapter that I plug into the 12-volt accessory socket to keep the laptop perking along for the 8 to 10 hours I'm on the road each day.

I see that Apple offers a product, Magsafe-Airline-Adapter, for powering the Macbook while flying but Apple warns against using this product in a car.

So, are there third-party 12-volt car power adapters for the Macbook?

Message #2 - Posted 2008/01/12 - isw

Previously, JohnOK wrote:

I'm seriously considering replacing my Windoze based Dell laptop with a MacBook. One of the things I do with my laptop is use it as a navigation device while driving my RV back and forth across the country. I have a 12- volt adapter that I plug into the 12-volt accessory socket to keep the laptop perking along for the 8 to 10 hours I'm on the road each day.

I see that Apple offers a product, Magsafe-Airline-Adapter, for powering the Macbook while flying but Apple warns against using this product in a car.

So, are there third-party 12-volt car power adapters for the Macbook?

Consider getting a small 12V to 117VAC converter, which will probably be somewhat less expensive. That'll run not only the Mac, but other useful items as well.

Isaac

Message #3 - Posted 2008/01/12 - Matthew T. Russotto

Previously, JohnOK wrote:

I'm seriously considering replacing my Windoze based Dell laptop with a MacBook. One of the things I do with my laptop is use it as a navigation device while driving my RV back and forth across the country. I have a 12- volt adapter that I plug into the 12-volt accessory socket to keep the laptop perking along for the 8 to 10 hours I'm on the road each day.

I see that Apple offers a product, Magsafe-Airline-Adapter, for powering the Macbook while flying but Apple warns against using this product in a car.

So, are there third-party 12-volt car power adapters for the Macbook?

Google. "Magsafe car adapter". HTH. HAND.

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