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Reviews Categories | Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc | N4UAU voltage booster Help


Reviews Summary for N4UAU voltage booster
N4UAU voltage booster Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $68
Description: Output 15 up to 24 volts depending on voltage setting resistors. From article in QST.
Output voltage constant with load and input voltage changes
High Efficiency- 80% to 90% typically
Low Idle current - .050 amps
Very low RFI use it with HF radio for Wexfax, Winlink
54 watts capability at 12 volts input but will run laptops with greater power requirements.
SMALL size fits in a 4" by 2.75" by 2".
Hundreds in use on boats in the US, Caribbean, Europe, Tahiti, Australia, South Africa and more.
Product is in production.
More info: http://user.gru.net/n4uau/kits/Voltage%20booster%20page/apvb-kit.htm
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AD4MZ Rating: 5/5 Oct 14, 2004 12:48 Send this review to a friend
Works GREAT!  Time owned: more than 12 months
The N4UAU power booster works like a champ. Have used my Toshiba Tecra 8100 Notebook laptop aboard my sailboat powered through the booster for over two years during two North Atlantic crossings in all weather conditions without any problems with it. Produces no rf hash in the receiver which is a far cry from the horrible noise I used to get when trying to power the laptop with a 200W inverter. Going to order another soon just to have a backup in case I drop one in the water.

Bob

AD4MZ 10/14/04
 
KM4YB Rating: 5/5 Dec 20, 2003 10:54 Send this review to a friend
Very good  Time owned: more than 12 months
The power booster works as claimed. I used it for two years on my sailboat, which has limited power generating capability for powering an IBM laptop requiring 17 volts DC. There was no evidence of RFI from the booster. The current consumption was not excessive and there were no problems with it. It is worth the money for this application. I am buying another for a new laptop that requires a different voltage input.
 


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