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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Denholm, Jul 14, 2015.

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  1. Denholm


    Jul 14, 2015
    I have no idea about the capability of particular products to conducts electricity and the negative effect it will have on my car so just have a quick question.

    I have this power inverter I'm going on a really long road trip and was wondering if it could power a playstation 4 and a 20 inch computer screen.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Alec_t


    Jul 7, 2015
    What are the power requirements of the Playstation and screen?

    The output of the inverter is described as 'modified sine wave'. Not all loads are happy with that.
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  3. Martaine2005


    May 12, 2015
    I doubt if 150w inverter is sufficient.
    Specs for ps4 are:
    Standby mode 10 W
    Standby mode (with download) 70 W
    Idle on menu 89–91 W
    Blu-ray 93–96 W
    Netflix 93 W
    Game installation 108–116 W
    Gaming (Resogun) 130–139 W
    Gaming (Killzone) 144–151 W

    That's without a monitor. Maybe another 30/50 watts.
    As already mentioned above, modified sine wave is not very good for sensitive electronics.
    And a 300w inverter would be better.

    Gryd3 likes this.
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