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I'm planning on taking a new HP laptop. I'm certain the batteries won't last for the flight and don't want to have to lug another set.
I am going to purchase the empower (sp?) adapters. My questions are
1. Will the empower power a laptop?
2. What else do I need to make things work.
I do have a Belkin Mobile power adapter that has the 12 volt adapter if that helps at all. I'm supposing that you can't plug in something like a 75 watt inverter.
BTW - we are flying steerage class, not business or first. (bummer.....eh?))
I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.
That being said; many of the netbooks will give you 8+ hours on a single extended capacity battery. Given the current price, it may be on a par with your adapter!
Anyway, we thought that there were no empower connections. We had asked 5 flight crews and no one knew anything about it. At the end of the sixth flight my son dropped something. It turns out that the empower connection is somewhat under the seat. That was on a US Airways Airbus.
With empower and even standard outlets, they rolled it out in stages when they added it to older planes so as of a few months ago when I used one, many planes on certain airlines only had in the first 11 or 12 rows in the regular cabin. Get a seat as far upfront as you can to be safe. And First class of course has power.