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Re: 12 volt stores you trust
I avoid inverters if at all possible. Ever since I had one catch fire in my car, I haven't trusted them. I do have one inverter in case of emergency, but I always try to operate 12v or 19v accessories if possible. I have never used that particular inverter, but it's there just in case.
FYI, I saw this laptop travel charger
at Staples today and picked it up on Black Friday special for $30. The Black Friday price is also good Saturday (11/24/2012). It does a step-up to 19vDC if needed, with 90w capacity (if I recall correctly), so it's good for most Dell, MSI, and other laptops/netbooks that need 19v. Obviously it would likely power a 19v TV if it consumed less than 90w power. I believe that it also works with 12v PCs as well, though not sure it does the voltage regulation that Maine Sail mentions - try this at your own risk. However, I use a 19v MSI netbook in the cockpit and a 18.5v Dell laptop at work, so this will work for both of them.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)