Topic: laptop on a hire boat

andypatt71    -- Jan-27-2016 @ 4:02 PM
  Can you use a laptop on a 240v system safety without it been a issue

boat-mad    -- Jan-27-2016 @ 4:46 PM
  Hi Andy,

I regularly use a laptop on boats that have an inverter or shore power with no probs at all.

If the boat has an inverter I normally keep the battery charged whilst cruising.

The only prob I have is a lack of areas with a decent connection for internet access using my Vodafone dongle. Indifferent

Kind Regards

This message was edited by boat-mad on Jan-27-16 @ 5:06 PM

andypatt71    -- Jan-27-2016 @ 9:07 PM
  So if boat says 240 system it should be ok

imtamping2    -- Jan-27-2016 @ 9:40 PM
  Yes 240 system will be fine.....I use a 3 dongle on the broads which I find is best.

andypatt71    -- Jan-27-2016 @ 9:41 PM
  Thank you

Hylander    -- Jan-28-2016 @ 7:05 AM
  We also use a 3 mifi and we have never had any problems with it whatsoever.    We charged our laptop using the 12 v cigarette lighter socket.   We charged all of our mobiles , camera etc the same way.    You dont need 240 all of the time.   What we used to do is charge anything which needed charging while travelling each day.

Anything to preserve the batteries of the boat.

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