The CPS150BI Inverter converts 12v DC automobile power to standard 120v AC home power - up to 150 watts. Simply plug the CyberPower Systems CPS150BI Power Inverter into a 12v DC outlet (cigarette lighter outlet) and you’re ready to go. The convenient 180-degree swivel head is designed to fit in all universal cigarette lighter plugs. It is equipped with one 3-prong outlet and has built-in automatic shutdown to protect your vehicle’s battery. Full-time surge protection guards against power fluctuations from vehicle startup and shutdown, and its compact design is made to fit in tight areas. The CyberPower Systems CPS150BI Power Inverter is the perfect device to power all your mobile/consumer electronics, small appliances, emergency equipment, and portable tools.
bonus but noisy11/11/2012
This came with a USB plug in addition to the standard outlet, which is better than I expected. It definitely has a buzz to it though, and also interferes badly with the radio. But still good for when you need to charge on the go and didn't have to spend so much on a car charger.
Very Noisy Fan11/5/2012
It converts the 12v DC power to 120v AC, but it has a very loud and annoying fan which you can hear even if your CD Player on. And for me USB port doesn't work unable to charge iphone and other devices I have. First of all there is not much space between USB and DC ports if you plug in your laptop charger then no space for any USB device.
Very reliable and I couldn't live without it on long flights and car trips. Very consistent power output.
I was excited by it, and it does work as it promises.But the fan noise is a drawback. I guess it should have a fan like in laptops which does not make much noise. Its a good value for money and everyone needs to have one especially if travelling with family, especially for laptop charging.
Works but Extremely Annoying Loud fan2/13/2012
This works as promised but they should mention that it has a fan that is so loud if is difficult to make a phone call or listen to music without raising the volume to combat it.
this is just what i needed for all the running i do.... meets all my needs.
Works but it may not be a good choice.11/26/2011
It works but the swivel arm does not hold the position and the fan is noisy. Unless you need a 110V power source, just buy the USB model. The AC power will require the fan to operate. I keep it because it is compact and used it only when it is needed. You may need a couple in your car, so just buy another one.
Able to play and charge portable electronics, this keeps everyone happy, thx
The best solution for your car, I was able to plug several electronics to keep my kids entertained during a long trip, great to charge your laptop as well.