Power Inverters from Amazon.com
Power inverters are great when you need to power up electrical devices and electronics, such as laptops, power tools, or a television while using your car. They are especially useful when traveling or camping and if you regularly have to use electrical devices while in the car.
A car battery runs on a direct current (DC), while most other electrical devices run on alternative current (AC). The function of a power inverter is to convert the DC to AC, making it compatible with your electrical devices. A car battery is usually 12 volts, and while most power inverters convert these 12 volts to 110 volts, Amazon.com stocks models that can convert to other voltages.
Power inverters are rated according to their wattage output capacity, so you should decide what you want to power up and choose a model that supplies the required wattage. For example, a regular power tool runs on about 400 watts, so you would need a power inverter that supplies about 500 watts. High-output power inverters connect directly to the car's battery, while low-output models connect to the cigarette lighter. You can select the required type through Amazon.com's features.
You should also consider the type of power outlet you need. Power inverters are available with a USB port, a regular household outlet, a combination of both, or multiple outlets. Using the right model, you can power up a laptop and watch television while also recharging camera batteries. To accomplish this, you need a model that outputs the combined wattage of the three devices along with a USB port and two regular household outlets.
Having a power inverter means you'll always have access to an alternative power source. Thanks to Amazon.com's wide range of low-priced power inverters, you can choose exactly what you need, from a model powerful enough to keep your laptop juiced up to a model supplying over 3,000 watts of power.