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Old 12-04-2016, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default 6V to 12V Inverter - $21.58 - General Information

FWIW: Just sharing Information.

Have a 12V negative ground cigarette lighter attachment operating in my Model A on my 6V positive ground battery.

Six (6) volts works well with an upscale Garmin GPS in day time.

Had to increase 6V generator charging rate, (w/Fun Projects Voltage Regulator as opposed to an original Cut-Out), in long night time drives to keep this upscale Garmin fully charged & constantly operating.

Received an email from a Model A friend who said his GPS can run a lot better on 6V with a 12V inverter.

Went on Amazon.com and ordered a (Prime, Free Shipped) $21.58 DROK 120 W - Car Power Supply - Step Up Voltage Regulator - 12V Transformer - 10A DC - DC - Boost Converter Module - Input 5-11V Car Power Supply for operating a 120W, 12V Radio - Drok Part No. 200157.

Works well now at night. Re-set generator charge rate with generator charging less. Wife is always want to charge her cell phone -- her cell phone has GPS.

I painted it black with lacquer, mounted on in-side cowl panel ... more than $75.00 less expensive than inverters in Model A catalogs.

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Old 12-05-2016, 01:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: 6V to 12V Inverter - $21.58 - General Information

"Have a 12V negative ground cigarette lighter attachment"
What is the difference between a neg. ground and a pos. ground cigarette lighter att. ?
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Default Re: 6V to 12V Inverter - $21.58 - General Information

An inverter changes DC power to AC.

A transformer changes voltage.
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Default Re: 6V to 12V Inverter - $21.58 - General Information

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An inverter changes DC power to AC.

A transformer changes voltage.
A TRANSFORMER changes more than voltage (current/impedance, waveform characteristics etc) and requires either AC or pulsating DC. A CONVERTER changes DC to DC voltage and/or polarity.
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Buck-boost converter.
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