You might listen to your MP3 player, check for directions on your global positioning system (GPS) or play a portable video game. These types of electronic devices can be recharged or powered by plugging them into the cigarette lighter (or power port) in your vehicle.
These devices plug into regular wall outlets, not cigarette lighters.
Making sure your electronic gear gets the juice it needs while on the road isn’t a simple matter of finding the right adapter. You need a power inverter.
Meind Power Inverter convert direct current (DC), the power that comes from a car battery, into alternating current (AC), the kind of power supplied to your home and the power larger electronics need to function.
What kind of power inverter is the right one for the job? How do you install one? And how exactly does an inverter change the current from one form to another?
On the next, we’ll explore all the positives and negatives of DC to AC power inverters.