Sorry to bring the subject better, but I still did not make my mind and the car charger became a crucial item for my trip to Kgalagadi because I will be staying many days in wilderness camps with no AC plugs available. I definitely need a car charger. The indication sent here for a Tripp Lite Auto Inverter was great. it has an output that evidently fits into the equipments I need to charge: a camcorder, a notebook, and a Canon DSLR camera.
But then I began reading the forums and there is a lot of comments about using a high output (in Watts) car charger and how this could exhaust the car battery (something very complicated in KTP), and also if the power output would be enough to charge such and such equipments. In the end after reading a lot the only outcome is that I am more confused.
So, I'd like to ask you for your opinion between two chargers:
Tripp Lite PV150 Portable Auto Inverter 150W 12V DC to AC 120V 5-15R 1 Outlethttp://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-PV150- ... +100+watts
(this has the advantage of less wattage, it seems, for the extent that I really understood the issue, that this saves more the car battery. There is a disadvantage, however, that Amazon does not send it outside U.S., so I will have to find another provider. Amazon is very reliable and i give preference to it)
Tripp Lite PV375 Portable Auto Inverter 375W 12V DC to AC 120V 5-15R 2 Outlethttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... PDKIKX0DER
(this has the advantage that it ships outside U.S. but is more powerful and then I came to fear the health of the car battery).
All this boils down to three questions:
1. Can I buy a 375W inverter and, yet, do not harm the car battery?
2. If I buy instead, a 150 W inverter, would this be enough for camcorder, notebook, and DSLR camera (not at the same time, one at a time, the inverter has a single output), or do I need the 375W?
3. Are these tripp lite inverters compatible with a Toyota SRX 4x4 2011 model (this is the car we are renting for KTP)?
I thank in advance for the tips and advice of the more experienced KTP travellers here!
All the best
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