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12v D/C to 240v A/C Inverters

Does anyone know anything about or have experience of 12VDC to 240VAC inverters? Anyone know of a make/model that they can recommend?

The reason I'm asking is because I want to be able to recharge my Greenforce scuba torch in between dives.

There's plenty of inverters on ebay, (some very cheap, some quite expensive), but since I have a very limited electrical knowledge, I don't really know what I'm looking for.

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I bought one for around 20 about three years ago from Maplin. It still works perfectly. I use it mostly for charging my phone, the razor I keep in the phone and a battery charger (NiMH, not car). Much better than having to buy separate car chargers/adaptors.

Mine is 150 watts, but 300 is also pretty cheap. Bigger ones are more expensive. Just make sure you get one rated a bit higher than your charger
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Thanks Ancient Nerd... I'll check it out Maplin's web site later on tonight
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You should be OK recharging a torch.
I had a problem trying to run a laptop ......the laptop power supply was rated at under 50watts, the dc-dc was rated at 150 watts, so there should have been no problem....
The laptop power supply is switched mode, which means it takes quite a high starting current, which put the dc-dc into shutdown mode, so it didn't work.
I had to get a 300watt dc-dc version and wire it to the battery with a 20A fuse because the cigrarette lighter socket was fused at only 10A.
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