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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:26 pm 
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anyone out there who has installed an xbox or ps2 in their car can u please tell me wot type of inverter to get and which werks best? also the ones not to get?

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Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:17 pm 
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Joytech make one specifically for these units, thats is one for the PS2 and another for the Xbox.
Best to do a search on google for them, they cost around $60

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:42 pm 
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neither of them draw any significant amount of power
basically the cheapest inverter you can buy will run it without an issue.
it just depends on if you want to run anyone else off it also (ie computer / laptop / power tools etc)

you can spend up to 1000 or so on an inverter pretty easliy, but $100 should get you going without any dramas

try jaycar :)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:18 am 
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Agreed. Jaycar, d**k Smiths, Tandy. Nothing too special required to power a playstation, could probably mod them to take a straight 12v but a small inverter will do just fine.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:21 pm 
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I bought a cheapo one from d**k Smith to run my laptop. About $70 and can do up to 140 watts which is plenty for PS2. Works fine and great for camping to run stuff or charge mobile phone. They will flatten your battery eventually though, depending on how good it is and how much power you're using.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:43 pm 
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or you could buy my 1500w one :p
that would certainly power a ps2, or 20.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:26 pm 
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yerr ive been lookin around and a 140-300watt sounds da way to go

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:04 am 
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my mate tried to run an xbox off a 150w unit. wouldn't even power up, not enough power.

i decided to spend the extra money and get the 300w and i'm using a PS2 (no HDD, less power drawing) so i've got the headroom.

apparantly jaycar is the way to go for quality, haven't heard great things about the d**k smith ones. thats what i heard anyway

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:02 am 
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cheers evryone for their input, ill just hav ta hav a browse in ol d**k n tandys. but 300w sounds da way to go.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:03 pm 
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Bursons have a 350W inverter for $99 at the moment

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:16 pm 
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JoyTech PS2 Invertor is 100w as a PS2 only draws 50w it is more than enough, it also has low battery protection, that is it will cut out before it flattens the cars battery leaving you enough to start the car.
food for thought when your shopping around.

of course it does depend on what else you wish to run on it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:40 pm 
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300 watt inverters at Repco for $89. Getting cheaper by the day!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:53 am 
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At d**k smith there are four to pick (3 at Tandy).

150W ($89), 300W ($128) and 600W ($298) all Mod Wav
and a pure sin wav inverter is 300W ($299)

We have had no luck with the Mod Sin wave for use with a Console, but the pure sin wave works like a chime. Not sure why, but he PS2 and Xbox like a pure wave. The PS2 only pulls 90W.

Jaycar have the same thing (different brand) and pretty much the same price, maybe a few dollars cheaper. But the choice is up to u. :)

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:40 pm 
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me n a mate installed an xbox in his car using a 150W (i think) from d**k,

runs it nicley


althought his battery doesnt last to long, i guess thats what happens when it runs headunit, TV, xbox, 2*12" subs on 1000W amp and a 250W amp for the front
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yes im pretty sure its a standard battery, and no its not happy :lol:

oh, and we cut the end, put the fuse back in and spliced it onto the old car kit line (which he doesnt use) and put a switch in there, as the phone kit isnt on ACC, its always on, so needed the switch.

it also runs a tv antenna for the TV, nothing like some jerry springer while driving to uni :D so we put a 3 way switch in, ON|OFF|ON

so yeh, can turn xbox on, tv antenna on, or both off. works a treat

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:30 pm 
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Does everybody convert their 12V back to 240AC to plug their PS2 into?

For the new playstation, why don't you use an 8.5v dc regulator???

I may have missed this before or something, but it makes more sense to me
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