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Power Inverter

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March 21, 2010 11:31:28 PM

I just started using a Tripp Lite 300 Power Inverter and used a Dell Latitude 810 with it.
Not sure if this is coincidince or not but now the laptop wont charge with the AC Adapter anymore, even if plugged into regular AC plug at home or office. PC states it does not recognize the type of AC Adapter and will work slower and battery will not charge.

Is it possible that the Tripp Lite inverter did something to this AC Adapter?

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a b D Laptop
March 21, 2010 11:48:44 PM

Possibly. What voltage output does the PSU give?
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March 22, 2010 9:59:12 PM

Here are the Specs for the Tripp-Lite
Model: PV375
Output Power(cont): 375 Watts
Output Pwere(peak): 600 Watts
Outlets: 2 NEMA 5-15R
Input Voltage: 12V DC nominal (10-15V DC)
Output Voltage: 120V AC / 60 Hz (nominal)
Output Waveform: Modified Sine Wave
DC Input Connection: Cigarette Lighter/ Accessory Plug
Max Efficiency: 90%

Thanks
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a b D Laptop
March 23, 2010 12:28:29 AM

Specs are nice, but if the PSU is indeed malfunctioning, it's probably not going to be operating to spec. You need to measure the voltage.
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