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electrical:12v:laptop [2020/01/21 12:11]
frater_secessus [virtual servers]
electrical:12v:laptop [2020/03/20 09:19] (current)
frater_secessus [Charging and powering laptops]
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 Laptops are the most power-hungry of the nomad'​s communications devices; ​ phones and tablets require [[electrical:​solar:​frugal|much less power]]. Laptops are the most power-hungry of the nomad'​s communications devices; ​ phones and tablets require [[electrical:​solar:​frugal|much less power]].
  
-There are several techniques for successful ​laptop ​use on the road.+There are two basic approaches to keeping your laptop ​charged ​on the road:
  
 +  - charge whenever possible
 +  - use less power when not charging
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 +===== opportunity charging =====
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 +**Sit near outlets** whenever possible. ​ When being seated by a host ask for a spot near an outlet. ​ Test the outlet before settling in.  ​
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 +**Be ready to charge** - keep the laptop'​s charging brick and a long extension cord in the laptop bag with you.  You don't have to remove the laptop for charging, or use it while charging. ​ Pull out the cord and get your charge on.
 ===== use a power-sipping laptop ===== ===== use a power-sipping laptop =====
 {{ :​electrical:​12v:​delllaptopadapterannotated.jpg?​200|}}This advice will likely come too late. :-)  {{ :​electrical:​12v:​delllaptopadapterannotated.jpg?​200|}}This advice will likely come too late. :-) 
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