dealspowerline 140 watt inverter with usb & pivoting…

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This seems like it would be really handy. Already have a (much larger) inverter and a USB adapter, but still am tempted.

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It does seem very convenient and less bulky. Ugh, I dont need another inverter...:(

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I'm in for one. I've been flirting with idea of getting one of these for a couple years now but they are always $25+ at Best Buy,

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The only thing that's a bummer is the low wattage on this. But I'm still gonna get one because it's such a good deal.

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@fenriq: i dont think you want to go much higher without causing damage to the car, unless you have some heavy duty truck or suv

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It isn't very good to pull too many watts from the cigarette lighter. I've pulled apart many a dashboard in my days, and the wires they use aren't the best for pulling more than 100W. Aside from that, you'll pop a fuse if you pull too much, and it you short around the fuse, well, expect melted wire jackets, hot wires, and possibly a car fire.

If you want high wattage, your best bet is to pull right from the battery. Besides, most laptops run at maybe 100W or so, what do you plan on running that takes more than 140?

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I'd suggest reading the Amazon reviews before making your purchase decision. There are only 5 reviews, so it won't take long. 3 of the reviewers experienced a "burning smell" coming from the inverter and/or complete device failure.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Powerline-Original-0900-78-200-Watt-Pivoting/dp/B000QFNJXE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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I bought one of these years ago, it's nice to have on a long trip or when someone has something like a DS or Laptop to plug in.

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I bought this same one from a local Wal-Mart about 7 or 8 years ago. I used it pretty heavily compared to most people I am sure, as I used it for a nebulizer. I never had any problems. It died about a year ago. I bought another one of the same thing and have not had any problems with this one either. I highly recommend it.

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I used one of these a few years ago for a trip. It was fresh out of the package and didn't even survive the 13 hour drive. Smelled something burning, then my it powered off. This is a pretty craptastic brand. I picked up the Belkin that's always going on and off sale at buy.com for $15 and it's been very reliable. One thing though, never try to use a laptop while plugged into one of these. It can charge a laptop just fine but if it's powered on at the same time you'll pop fuses constantly.

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For my work I use a laptop and work out of my truck. I've burned out three of these type of inverters from three different manufacturers. One even started pouring smoke out of it. I finally upgraded to a larger unit similar to this one at Walmart http://www.walmart.com/ip/FAST-TRACK-XO-Vision-DC-to-AC-300W-Power-Inverter/17057038?findingMethod=rr last year and have had no problems since. I would definitely not recommend getting one of these if you plan to charge anything bigger than your camera or phone.

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I don't have three lighter sockets that close togehter. :(

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Only allows order quantity of 1 item.

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I have one that is a little beefier than this one. I want to say it has two USB ports, a 3-prong outlet, and another cigarette lighter outlet. It has never worked, it always blows the fuse in whatever car I attempt to use it in. Maybe I could put a larger fuse in, but that sounds like a lot of effort. I mean opening the fuse panel and swapping it...that's 45 seconds of my life I don't have to spare.

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The only concern I have (I bought one many years ago from Wal-Mart as well) is for vertical dash mounted cigarette lighters. Even though it does have a securing slider that keeps it more secure, I've had mine come loose maybe 10% of the time I've used it. This is likely because I didn't adjust it completely.

For those who purchase (which I recommend) just make sure to slide the retaining slider completely.

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Is anybody else having trouble with the checkout page? The formatting is all messed up...

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@xxevilklownxx: It only requires one. The "three" tips shown in the picture are to illustrate that it swivels.

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@fit410s: Good point. I've got an SUV with a power plug in the back where I was planning on using this. I should check to see what the maximum output it is set to handle.

To the others with bad experiences, it seems like if this thing is going to go bad, it is going to go bad quickly. I'll put mine to use as soon as it arrives and will return it if it fails. No harm, no foul and a mild inconvenience!

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If you really wanted to be thrifty, you could buy this and return it to Wal-Mart (since you don't need a receipt) for the normal price of about $35.00. Totally worth it for about $25.00 profit.

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Many of these don't fit my car, and these deals never say which size they are.

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@lane7505: That's not so much thrifty as it is dishonest. I have little love for Walmart, but I'm not going to steal from them.