I have Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. My family is going on a trip soon and I want to be able to work and game on the way. (I will not be the driver
There are a few options I know I have and want advice on which to get.
The first and probably the most practical is a dc to dc (12v to 19.5v) for the lappy. I could either get it in a $100 travel pack thing through dell or $30 new on ebay.
There is also the 12v dc to 115v ac car adapters and I know I would have to get one rated over 75watts (I was looking at 150w ones) But It seems kinda redundant to convert 12v dc to 115v ac then back to 19.5v dc through my lappy cord. I think It would generate more heat, have more risk of failing, use more car battery, but be more compatible with other things and it can be way cheaper.
Has anyone used the dc to ac car power inverter?
Is if safe and fine to use?
Should I just stay with the dc to dc converter?