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I bought a new Black and Decker 200 watt power invertor to plug into our car cigarette lighter to power a laptop. We did this and our car blew a fuse. We went to Saturn to fix it and they could not understand why. The cigarette lighter was ok when we used it to power an ipod. Why won't this work?

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Most power inverters supply a modified sine wave output. This is different from the true sine wave you get at home. It's close enough for many applications, but not close enough for many transformers, which is what your laptop power supply is. So the problem is that your laptop's power supply does not work with a modified sine wave input. Some will, some won't. Very common problem.

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