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Old 07-06-2020, 04:42 PM   #1
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Outlets not working

Hi. We are taking our first trip in our rv. I’m trying to charge my computer while driving so we can use TripWizard, but non of the outlets are working. Do they not work when you are driving?

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Old 07-06-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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Need to be plugged in for the 120v outlets to work if there is no inverter installed.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:10 PM   #3
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Do you have an on-board generator in your Georgetown?
You can run it going down the road to provide 120v.
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or get a simple $10 Power Inverter off the shelf in the tire/battery section of wmt to easily give you a working 'outlet' while traveling....easy! It works off the round 12v plug that any vehicle should have.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:23 PM   #5
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Thank you! Yes, we have a generator, but I didn’t know we could turn it on while driving. Will definitely pick up a 12 volt plug in thing.

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Old 07-06-2020, 05:39 PM   #6
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if you pick up the '12v plug in thingy', you won't even NEED to run the generator while driving! Fun!

I've used this one for years, and recently picked up two for my cars, just in case - they are inexpensive and nice to have when you carry a laptop or something that requires a 120v outlet....
https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart...oaAh8mEALw_wcB
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:49 AM   #7
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Keep in mind that most cigarette lighters.. err I mean 12V power ports in vehicles can not really push more that 100-150 Watts regardless of what the plug-in-thingy is rated for. I have a 450W inverter that comes with a plug in thingy and a set of wires. The manual points out that if you need to draw more that 100W you should wire it directly to the battery.

Most personal laptops are probably under 100W. If you have a large engineering laptop like I do 150-200W is possible.

Something to think about.

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