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DC to AC power inverters is for anyone who wants to use their devices more often in more places. If you own a laptop computer, anything USB powered GPS, mobile gaming unit, pocket PC or Smart-Phone, the right power inverter can help people like you in many ways. If you answer yes to any of these questions, there is likely one that is right for you.
  • Are you on the road more than in the office?
  • Frequently draining the batteries in your devices?
  • Do you need to work on files during any available downtime?
  • Want to watch movies on the go?
  • Find yourself needing to stop over to charge things?
  • Need to stay connected at all times?
  • Want to read news, stock quotes or sports highlights at all times?
  • Need to keep the kids busy on long road trips?
You can power a laptop from inside your car with a DC to AC inverter. Inverters can energize your cell phone or Smart-Phone when you are commuting as well as allow you to work on your notebook computer at full power when there would otherwise be nowhere to plug in a charger. Car power inverters can power a GPS unit so you will be able to navigate on the road. They are also available to power most handheld video and MP3 devices so you can take your music, video and pictures with you on long car rides. It can also save you a lot of time and money from having to stop over and recharge things because stopping usually means buying extra coffees or unnecessary lunches.

What Power Inverter is Right For Me?
There are pure sine wave power inverters and modified wave inverters. The proper selection of a quality DC to AC inverter for an expensive electronic device is sometimes a process best left to someone who knows what they are doing. You don't have to be a professional to choose the power inverter that is right for you. Shopping at a qualified vendor is a good place to begin, the next step is to know what you need. Here are some more questions you can ask yourself in order to determine what you need in a portable inverter.
  • How many devices do you want to power?
  • What electric requirements or wattage ratings do the devices have?
  • Will you need USB also?
  • Will this device need to fit in potentially awkward spaces?
  • How many different connectors will be needed?
It is best to have the device you want to power or the charger for the device handy. When choosing an inverter for an electric supply you must also know the continuous power rating that is required for your laptop or other device. Some people think they need an inverter with an equal or lower wattage rating than their device. This is wrong, and if you do this, it will not last very long. The key is to buy one with a higher wattage rating than what is required by your device. You can never have too much available for the device. The devices internal battery inverter and consumption settings are designed only to accept what they need and the rest of the power is available for other devices. Sometimes devices like laptop computer use spurts of energy. For example when you first boot up a CD-ROM application. These spurts of energy can raise the device's usual energy consumption from its original requirement to anywhere between 5 to 15% higher than what it normally consumes. These spurts will bring it to surge capacity and it will only handle these in quick bursts. If you run a 12 volt power inverter at or above this surge capacity rating it will frequently overload and reset, which will lead to tremendous strain on the unit and eventually the DC to AC inverter will fail.

Where Can I Get Some?
There are pure sine wave power inverters and modified wave inverters. The proper selection of a quality DC to AC inverter for an expensive electronic device is sometimes a process best left to someone who knows what they are doing. You don't have to be a professional to choose the power inverter that is right for you. Shopping at a qualified vendor is a good place to begin, the next step is to know what you need. Here are some more questions you can ask yourself in order to determine what you need in a portable inverter.
  • How many devices do you want to power?
  • What electric requirements or wattage ratings do the devices have?
  • Will you need USB also?
  • Will this device need to fit in potentially awkward spaces?
  • How many different connectors will be needed?
It is best to have the device you want to power or the charger for the device handy. When choosing an inverter for an electric supply you must also know the continuous power rating that is required for your laptop or other device. Some people think they need an inverter with an equal or lower wattage rating than their device. This is wrong, and if you do this, it will not last very long. The key is to buy one with a higher wattage rating than what is required by your device. You can never have too much available for the device. The devices internal battery inverter and consumption settings are designed only to accept what they need and the rest of the power is available for other devices. Sometimes devices like laptop computer use spurts of energy. For example when you first boot up a CD-ROM application. These spurts of energy can raise the device's usual energy consumption from its original requirement to anywhere between 5 to 15% higher than what it normally consumes. These spurts will bring it to surge capacity and it will only handle these in quick bursts. If you run a 12 volt power inverter at or above this surge capacity rating it will frequently overload and reset, which will lead to tremendous strain on the unit and eventually the DC to AC inverter will fail.

Some Features and Distinctions of Inverters
When someone thinks of a car power inverter, common things they imagine are one jack that fits into your car lighter adapter, one that fits into your laptop, mp3 player or GPS unit and usually there is an indicator light. However, they are now available with useful and intuitive features and interfaces for the modern person on the move. Some come with multiple connectors so you can operate various devices. Many that are available today also have USB connectors so you can free up some ports on your laptop but still provide the necessary power to your USB devices (i.e. Aims Inverter). New sine wave inverters also have useful cords that can help you squeeze them into tight spaces and even have retractable cords.

New 12 volt inverters are often equipped with safety and care features such as overload protection and a default features that resets the unit before it is damaged. Another useful feature is drain protection from your car battery, a feature that prevents you from killing your car battery even while you are powering multiple devices and your vehicle is not running. This can potentially save you from getting stranded with a dead battery and no way to call for help.

Selecting the right DC to AC inverters to accompany all of your electronic devices is always a smart thing to do, but as with any electronic there can be faults and there are the occasional occurrence of buyer beware situations. Some product manufacturers will place a power inverter units 'surge capacity' on the front of the box in very large type in order to fool consumers into thinking that the number they are seeing is the product's continuous wattage rating. This is something you need to watch out for if you want your inverter and your devices to last. Always make sure you are buying DC to AC inverter based on its' continuous wattage rating and not the surge capacity. You may have to check the wattage listed on the box and do some deciphering but it will save you in the end. We carry a full line of aims inverters.


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