- Power Inverter
Low quality - oveheated and melted 12/14/2010
This review is from: Wagan 2382 Smart AC 120 USB Power Inverter
Compact case design, has a cooling fan, specs look ok
Low quality plastic construction can't begin to adequately cool the internal electronics. It needs a larger aluminum heatsink and a better fan.
It overheated and shuts off with any load over about 25 watts. Tiny cooling fan is too small and can't keep up.
Can't run a 15.4" laptop, it just shuts off. It ran a smaller laptop for 10 minutes (at 35 watts) before melting the plastic case and it smells like burning plastic.
Also very inefficient, it runs hot on it's own with no load attached so it has no chance of running something else very well.
Yes, we know manufacturers overrate DC inverters by a long shot, but this one can't handle even 1/4th of what they claim without melting.
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