Car AC Adaptor for Laptops

Car AC Adaptor for Laptops

When I was preparing for my road trip to Vigan two months ago, I texted several people if there’s any adaptors for laptops to plug in the car. Since my laptop’s battery only lasts about 2 hours, I thought it would be wonderful to have a socket to plug it in while on the road and even charge it if while driving.

Been going to a lot of stores and car accessory shops for this thingamagig since then. T’was only last night that I finally found one.

Car AC Adaptor


This AC adaptor (also referred to as ring mininverter) plugs into the car lighter socket (doubles as a 12 volt DC power outlet) and outputs around 80watts at 220 volts. Regular laptops have around 60 to 90 watts. Mine’s at 60 watts (Look at the bottom part of your laptop — if wattage is not shown, just multiply the volt rating and amperage, e.g. 15V x 4A = 60 watts).

Here’s a list of commong gadget wattage:

1) Mobile phone charger (5-10 watts)
2) Camcorder charger (3-20 watts)
3) Video games console (39-100 watts)
4) Portable work light (8-60 watts)
5) Portable stereo system (10-40 watts)
6) Laptop computer (60-90 watts)
7) Palm top computer (56-70 watts)
8) Digital camera charger (3-19 watts)

The price — Php799.95.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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8 Responses

  1. sylver says:

    wheer did ya’ get it?

  2. JP Loh says:

    I saw a set by APC that includes inverters for cigarette lighters and air power sockets. It even came with audio cables.

    I’m not sure if it’s this one. It’s more expensive but I can use it when I’ll be flying and APC makes reliable stuff (worth paying for the brand).

  3. bimbo says:

    abe, where’d you get it ?

  4. yuga says:

    It’s a car accessory shop on the North Wing (ground floor) of the Mall of Asia.

  5. JOZEP says:

    This device if very useful.
    I also saw a similar product at Rustan’s Gateway.
    I think it is also priced around Php 800.

  6. Sen says:

    how was the ac adaptor that you bought? any similar/better products that you found out lately?

    thanks for the tip

    ps. do you have a list of places where you could plug in your laptop. I know that most starbucks and burger king outlets, have. But do you have a listing of more places?


    Dear sir

    I m intereted with your car adaptor for laptop computers. my unit is IBM r31

    Pls kindly give us your address of store and i will there to by one.

    Thank you


    Please kindly send us the adddress of your store i will go there as early as possible

    thank you very much

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