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PowerDrive RPPD150 150-Watt DC to AC Power Inverter Strip w/USB Port and 3 Outlet

4.1 out of 5 stars 259 customer reviews
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  • Converts 12-volt DC power from your vehicle battery to 110-volt AC power
  • Power AC devices rated up to 150 watts
  • Three AC outlets and USB port
  • 12-volt power port
  • High/low voltage protection; over temp and overload protection
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Brand PowerDrive
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 13.4 x 5.4 x 1.9 inches
Item model number RPPD150
Manufacturer Part Number RPPD150

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ASIN B002AP95H2
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4.1 out of 5 stars 259 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #144,031 in Automotive (See top 100)
#450 in Automotive > RV Parts & Accessories > Power & Electrical > Power Inverters
#1,559 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Jump Starters, Battery Chargers & Portable Power
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available March 15, 2007

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Product Description

Slim and light, this compact strip-style inverter gives you the power you need for all your mobile electronics - from cell phones, laptops, small TVs and iPods, to other on-the-road essentials. It quickly and easily converts 12-volt DC power from your vehicle battery to 110-volt AC power and is perfect for professional drivers. This would be a wise item to have for family camping or road trips. This is another great innovation from RoadPro, your trusted travel companion, bringing the comforts of home to on-the-go living.

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Verified Purchase
I bought this based on a recommendation from a co-worker who purchased this at a truck stop. I am so glad that I did. Its like a power strip...for your car! The 3 Edison plugs are spaced just right so that you can fit 3 wall warts, the USB power is a major plus, and the car power port on the other end is of course a necessity. I love the rubber cover for the USB jack for when it is not in use (It is made of thick, durable rubber, and mine doesn't even show signs of wear).

As part of my job, I often have to drive a truck. That being said the cord is long enough to either set the strip on the dash, or the floor. I have never had a problem with heat, fan noise, or power draw. It is also pretty heavy duty, especially considering it doesn't weigh very much at all. The strip has 4 screw slides on the back for more permanent mounting.

My only complaint (Other than not having more outlets, which just isn't practical running off of a car power port), is that the L.E.D. indicating that it is turned on could be brighter.

This item is awesome for long trips, or for when you have to wait in the truck for a long period. I would say this item is a must for truck drivers, long trips with kids, or those people with tons of gadgets. 5 out of 5, I would not hesitate to buy another one.
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We were concerned that it would be powerful enough to run the PC but it worked perfectly. With 3 teenagers on a long road trip it was critical we had enough juice to power all the toys and cell phones. It powered my 17" Sony Vaio PC. We had a Samsung Tab plugged into the PC. Also kept a windows phone charged using the USB. The price on Amazon was incredible compared to the price in a the stores. I also like the "Power strip" layout and the Long cord. It could reach from the front cigarette lighter to the back seat. I also really like all the outlet options, I can charge anything anywhere. I'm going to start taking this on business trips as well. We are always having issues with enough power outlets for our PC and Iphones.
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I've recently broke one of these by accidentally smashing the plug. Entirely my fault (not the product's). But it works so good, I bought another. Its so nice to charge and use a laptop (and other gadgets) while traveling. I've tried a few 100watt inverters to power my 85 watt computer, they have all failed me. This 150watt inverter does what I want.

The bad...
The fan is noisy, but so are most all inverters of this sort. Plugging it in is a little finicky to get a connection - it could be my car's receptacle. The power light is dim; tough to see on sunny days.

The good...
I use this to power either of my two power-hungry laptops. It has never flinched nor got very warm. This item seems more durable than average. It has a heavy gauge power cord that is about 2.5 to 3 feet in length. The power light is dim; doesn't light up the car at night. The 12volt receptacle is nice.

Other...
The long shape may not work for everybody. I leave it in my car's jockybox, and it barely fits. I bought mine from Town Pump (gas station) for a higher price than Amazon's.
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Solidly built, well designed and I tested it with a volt meter and found it to produce 117 VAC (AC volts) on all three outlets. I did not test the 12VDC port or the USB port. The manual is well written and informative. The power cable is 4 feet long.

This unit produces a modified square wave to approximate a sine wave and product literature claims this is sufficient to power "most" laptops and electronic devices safely (some electronics are very sensitive to wave form). I will be using the PowerDrive to power a recently purchased Dell Vostro laptop. My expectation is that this advertised to run electronic devices safely so I'd be surprised if it didn't.
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This thing is great. Really useful, really easy to use, and definitely made my recent roadtrip possible. However the 150 Watt version cannot charge more than a computer at one time or it will cause the cigarette lighter fuse to blow in the car's fuse box. If you want to charge MORE than 4 phones (that is, if you want to charge 3 phones and a computer, or some similar combination) I suggest you buy the 300 Watt version.
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The PowerDrive RPPD150 150-Watt DC to AC Power Inverter Strip w/USB Port and 3 Outlet is a decent power inverter. It allows you to charge most things on the go. If you have a larger laptop make sure you only charge it while it's off, otherwise the inverter gets a little rough on your car battery. But if you have something like a small camera or cell phone that needs charged this works great.
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I have a relatively new vehicle, but it must have an exceptionally tight fitting lighter socket. I have had to replace the lighter once already because the metal flange around the interior of the socket fell out and could not be put back in. Well, I recently noticed that it was happening again and decided that I really didn't want to shell out another $50 or more to the dealership to have a new lighter socket put in. Instead, I thought, why don't I get a power inverter that can just stay plugged in so the flange doesn't get any looser?

I selected the PowerDrive because of its positive reviews and slim profile. I actually already own a vehicle power inverter for use with my laptop, but it's such a monstrous thing, it takes up about 25% of the passenger side floor! The PowerDrive, on the other hand, is nice and slim - about the size of a regular household surge protector. It's got a 3 foot cable, which is more than enough to have it pretty much anywhere in the front of my vehicle. I love that it has a USB outlet, as well as another vehicle adapter outlet, available. I can now charge a wide range of items in my car without having to disturb my car's shabby lighter!

I didn't notice any sound at all coming from this unit. It seems to run very quietly. I would definitely buy one of these again and would recommend to people I know.

Update 06/07/2012: I have now purchased a second power inverter for my husband's car. Everyone who has seen the PowerDrive in my vehicle has been impressed. It is a great little piece of equipment - still going strong and working perfectly. I recommend it to anyone looking to expand on what they can charge/use in their vehicles.
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