Keep your devices charged with inverters
You're always using your cell phone for hands-free calls or mounted properly on your dash as a GPS. It's important your phone and other electronic devices stay charged even while you're driving and focused solely on the road. Sears carries a large variety of car inverters so your phone, MP3 player or GPS has maximum power. Power inverters draw battery power from your car's direct current (DC) outlet so different devices can stay fully charged at all times.
Some vehicles have multiple DC outlets, but the most common outlet is where a cigarette lighter is found. A car inverter plugs directly into the outlet and takes power from your vehicle's battery. Similar to a portable power pack, a portable power inverter is compact so you can store them away neatly in your glove box or other small cargo compartment when it's not being used. Certain models are built to fit in the cup holder so the cords from your different devices are neatly nestled.
While saving space is always ideal, longer trips might require something bigger to charge more electronics. For instance, if you're taking the family on a cross country road trip in a recreational vehicle, look for a heavy duty car power inverter with wattage as high as 6,000 watts. Larger models have more outlets and USB ports to support laptops, power tools and even different kinds of specialty RV accessories. They even power video game consoles, so the kids can stay occupied while you get where you need to go.
While power inverters can run any device from most kinds of batteries, you should be cautious that you don't drain down the one in your car. If you use one with higher wattage to run multiple devices, there is a higher risk of lowering battery power. Deep cycle and marine batteries are equipped to withstand heavy duty electronics better than standard car batteries. Consider using high-watt auto inverters in an RV or boat since both have trolling motor batteries, which are capable of handling multiple devices at once.
Everyone needs to have their devices ready even when they're on the go. Don't be left in the dark with a dead cell phone or MP3 player. Make sure to grab the right kind of car inverter to keep your phone and other electronic equipment going while you hit the road.