In today's society, charging mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, etc. in the car has become more and more common. For first-time car owners, is it better to choose a car charger or a car inverter? Below, Inverter will introduce the differences between the two in detail to help users make a choice.
What is the difference between a car charger and a car inverter?
The main difference between a car charger and a car inverter is that the car charger mainly converts the car power supply into an output voltage of 5V, which is used to charge digital products such as mobile phones and tablet computers with DC 5V input.
The car inverter converts the car power supply into an output voltage of 220V, which is used to charge notebooks, car refrigerators, and other equipment.
A car charger or a car inverter, which is better?
The choice of the car charger or car inverter mainly depends on which devices are usually charged in the car. If you just charge your mobile phone, tablet, etc., then you only need a safe and efficient car charger. If you often charge your laptop, car appliances, etc., you need to buy a car inverter. In addition, from the perspective of safety, the output voltage of the car charger is 5V, 1~3.1A, which is safer than the 220V output voltage of the car inverter.
Precautions for purchasing a car inverter/car inverter
- When purchasing a car charger, pay attention to the voltage and current of the supporting equipment. Generally, the standard input voltage of portable and handheld terminal products is 5V/700MA, while that of iPhone is 5V/1A.
- Know the output voltage of your car cigarette lighter, the output voltage of the car is 12V, and the output voltage of the truck is 24V. Generally, the car inverters sold on the market are 12V to 220V.
- Pay attention to the conversion efficiency of the onboard inverter. The power of the onboard inverters currently on the market is very high.
The conversion rate is only about 70% to 80%, and the quality is relatively good.
- Choose the power of the car inverter, and choose the power that is more common at present, including 100W, 200W, 300W, 500W, and other specifications. It is recommended that car owners should choose a 200w or 300w car inverter. Inverter.com's car inverter provides an AC power source by plugging directly into your cigarette lighter, perfect for use on road trips, work trips, vacations, and camping trips.