On Jul 31, 9:23 am, Lurch <myrealn...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:01:14 +0100, "Mortimer" <m...@xxxxxxxxxxx> mused:
> >"Lurch" <myrealn...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 07:25:52 +0100, Jon <s...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> mused:
> >>>blackb...@xxxxxxxxx declared for all the world to hear...
> >>>> I have a laptop with no screen connected to an LCD monitor which I
> >>>> want to use in a caravan.
> >>>> I would like an adaptor which has a dual output to power both the LCD
> >>>> Monitor and the laptop from the
> >>>> one input socket (DC or AC it doesnt matter).
> >>>> I saw one on ebay a few weeks ago but i havent been able to find it
> >>>> since.
> >>>> can anyone help me remember what its called ?
> >>>Can't you just plug them both into the mains? Or am I missing something
> >> I'm a little confused as well. The device described sounds a bit odd
> >> tbh, what is wrong with using 2 PSU's and an adapter?
> >The operative word is "caravan". Assuming that the caravan doesn't have its
> >own 12V to 240V inverter (if it's a touring caravan) or a permanent 240V
> >mains supply (if it's a static caravan), you need to buy an inverter from
> >somewhere like Halfords to drive it from a car battery. I've got one which
> >can supply up to 120W which would be more than enough to supply a laptop and
> >an LCD monitor. To power both devices from the inverter, use a multi-block
> The OP said 'DC or AC it doesnt matter', which confused me.
> I think this a hard way of asking a simple question, which only
> requires a simple answer!
yes it was a bit confusing,
the reason i asked for one input with 2 outputs was for simplification
I just thought it would be nice to have one plug ( cigar lighter or 3-
pin plug for my inverter ) rather than two.
I believe these devices are made by LInd but they are very expensive
so I have just bought 2 universal laptop power adaptors. One for the
laptop and one for the monitor.
THey are both 3-pin and I will plug them both into my
shaggerator ....sorry .... inverter via a 4 way strip.