Portable AC power source?

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 11:09:50 MST 2010

D wrote:
> Anyone know of a good PORTABLE AC power source? Something like a UPS or 
> something, but smaller. It doesn't have to be big, just enough to power 
> a couple of external devices to my laptop.
> For example, I may be out on the road and need to access files from a 
> USB hard drive I have, but that hard drive isn't USB powered (which 
> sucks!), it's AC powered. It won't run on USB alone. Now if I'm in a 
> hotel room or something, then fine. But what if I'm on a bus or something?

If you're on the road, would a standard 12 V Inverter work?  I use one
to run my laptop and hard drives from my car.  I have a 130 Watt
inverter, but you can buy them as big as you want.

Harbor freight has a whole line of inverters ($20 for a 80 watt one).

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