I do estimates on the road from my HP Pavilion tx 1499.
I have been using a radioshack inverter 150 w. i was first using it in my mitsu eclipse 2000. I twas doing well for a while then i think it actually blew the auxilary port. So i purchased a new one and my mechanic put it in. now its fine. Th eport only worked when my car was plugged in.
So then I switch to a 2008 ford escape truck. Had no problems with that used it for 2 mnths, the port ran fine even when truck was off, matter a fact id leave it running even when i was on appt in the cust house.
Now i switched to a chevy impala 07. port runs when car is off. Only been doing this for a week and i smelled something burning up, inverter was really hot, fuse blew. So im like wtf, i pull the fuse and see the metal seperated. Its a little 20 amp yellow. So i pull an extra spare one plug it in and it blows right away.
Dont know what to do. the inverter is like 4-5 mnths old, but I know if i shoudl buy a new one. im pretty sure that its too much power for the fuse. 150 w inverter, can it run off a 20 amp? Doesn’t seem like it anymore.
The best thing to do is go to like brandsmart and have them run a dedicated fuse or amp, whatever and fix the problem, but im not going to be doing estimates on the road for much longer. prolly 2 weeks. Im looking for a temp solution. i think im gng to try it again. go out to the car with a fresh amp and turn car on and see if it blows.
Did i mention before i was running my comp, and gps in the same inverter the whole time in all the cars.
now i realize i shoud just run 1 at a time, but still don’t know if that will fix the solution.
Thanks, looking forward to adive