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Romi
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I'm going on a road trip this summer and would like to bring the Inspire with me. Sure, I could charge the batteries with a generator at the field but I would like to charge while driving and we're not going to be in hotels very often.

Reccomendations on good power inverters on Amazon or common electronics stores? I will be charging the TB47 and TB48s with the 100W charger from DJI.

Thanks!
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Donnie
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    You are not going to be able to go much above 350 to 400 watt charger for  a" lighter " adapter setup.  I use one that I bought at an electronics store in my area  that does 375  Watts.  I notice if I have other things charging as well that the override trips on it.    The one I really  like to use connects directly to my battery and has some large 8 gauge wire for the leads and is 1500 watts, this is what I use when I am on location .  I also have a small generator that works just great as well.  You can now get Generators at a pretty reasonable price, but I digress.

Don't get one that does 100 watts because there are surges and it will pop the breaker on the unit.  I had a Stanley  that did 150 Watts and was always popping, like that .  I would say Minimum 200

Mine is a Tripp - Lite ( Kind of a funny name )  375 Watt about 75 dollars.  


Make sure to fully charge the battery of the family transport as well BEFORE  YOUR TRIP , the generator on most cars is the bare minimum to maintain the charge and you must fully charge the battery to get the maximum benefit  out of it .  

Cheers - donnie

Have a safe and fun trip, be sure to have extra Props , Sd cards , all types of small tools etc.  Nothing is worse than the perfect day and find out a Prop is chiipped or SD card has failed.



Make sure you donot drain the battery as well at the flying site charging it.  I always keep a small booster battery charger with me just in case, you can get these for a bout 100 to 150 dollars or more  depending on the power output .  It is a bad day  getting stuck somewhere with a dead battery.  I have saved the day on more than one occassion with that little gem.  







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Tharg (from the
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This is really radical and very lateral kind of thinking but have you thought about maybe....one of these?

Innovative way to charge an Inspire battery in the car
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Tharg (from the Posted at 2016-6-8 00:51
This is really radical and very lateral kind of thinking but have you thought about maybe....one of  ...

They do work well
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Romi
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Tharg (from the Posted at 2016-6-7 09:51
This is really radical and very lateral kind of thinking but have you thought about maybe....one of  ...

That is a ridiculous price to pay for a simple charger with a 12 V plug....
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Romi Posted at 2016-6-7 19:17
That is a ridiculous price to pay for a simple charger with a 12 V plug....

You asked for a solution, I provided one. Because you do not like the price is not my fault.
It is more than a simple charger with a 12v plug.
It is a CV/CC power supply.
None of the DJI products are chargers, they are power supplies. The charging is taken care of internally within the battery.
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