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B&D 400W Inverter won`t run my laptop

The inverter is definitely working - have tried with phone charger and a reading lamp. the voltage supplied is reading just over 200V so maybe a little low but these devices seem fine with that. The laptop i`m trying to run is 19V 6.3Amp so should only need 120Watts max so i`d expect a 400W to manage easilly but all i get is the inverter power light flashing. i`ve tried seperately with 2 full charged leisure batteries and still no luck. Anyone have any ideas pls?

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Even the smallest inverter can run a laptop, something is wrong with this unit

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Your numbers don't add up. Where are you 'seeing' 200volts. Your lap top power supply transformer uses 120 volts AC. Are you plugged into a 240 volt outlet or something? Your inverter should be 12 or 24 volts DC input; to AC power usually 120 volts AC. Check out you output plug, should read 110 - 120 volts AC

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