• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and no issues if you understand electricity

    I use this inverter for when I am working in the field remotely via a small pickup camper that has close to 300W of solar onboard. The devices that I use with it consist of a 13" Retina Mac Book Pro, iPad-2, iPhone 5's & occasionally camera batteries. It simply works great and will handle the load if you are not using a charger like the 85W one for the 15" that obviously pulls surge power unlike the lower rated units. And yes, the fan does run often and can be heard...I like that because unless it is a lot larger enabling the use of a big heat sink, *any* inverter will do this and needs to as it converts 12V DC into AC power. The use of a fan keeps the unit small. Maybe a future unit will employ a quieter fan type, but the one they are using takes less power to run and only uses just enough to keep temps in check.

    I think this unit is brilliant and the size is perfect.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    IMPRESSIVE

    Ive used many different 12V car inverters over the years and and fell in love with this device . This particular transformer was built from quality materials while keeping practicality in mind. This Inverter has a well designed step-up transformer that does strain the cars fuse (these are chargers are known for this particular problem; the strain leads to popped fuses). The only minor flaw would be its fan. Most likely poor -or lack of- bearings. This causes a higher pitched -and somewhat irritating- fan noises which only gets worse with age. I found that (automotive) silicone spray fixed this problem.
    Overall, great divide and I would -or have- highly recommend this to others.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty handy!

    That has worked wonderfully for my MacBook air and my phone. For some reason though, it does not seem to be able to charge my iPad… Even if the laptop is not charging. I'm guessing that USB ports are not powerful enough, but it doesn't specify that They are.

    1 of 1 people found this useful