Simply plug the Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports into your vehicle's power port or an airline power outlet (Empower) and you're ready to charge and power up your Mac notebook and two other devices simultaneously. With 150 watts of peak power in a super thin design you'll have all the power you need wherever your travels take you.
- Ultra-compact design fits easily in a notebook case or a vehicle glove box
- Provides up to 150 watts of wall power to run your notebook, portable DVD player and more
- Two USB power ports to charge your mobile/smart phone, iPod, PDA or other device
- Automatic safety shutdown protects your devices from changes in power
Did you notice?The two USB power ports let you charge your iPhone, iPod or other mobile device at the same time your Mac notebook is charging.
Apple Recommends ForKeeping your MacBook or MacBook Pro at full power no matter how you're traveling—whether in the car or on a plane.
What's in the Box?
- Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter
- UPC or EAN No.: 85896380375
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two years (For details, please visit http://us.kensington.com/html/1368.html#twoyear.)
Ratings & Reviews
Power Good - Noise is not
I used this on a recent trip from Pittsburgh, PA to North Carolina - around 500 miles each way. I thought the power sustainability I used this on a recent trip from Pittsburgh, PA to North Carolina - around 500 miles each way. I thought the power sustainability was very good. Had a MacBook Pro and a iPhone powered off it for almost 4 hours each trip. I would give the power side of my review 5 stars, but...
I gave this product a 3 star rating because it is so noisy. The little fan has a very high pitched whining sound that drives you crazy. It was like a little jet engine whine and it's pretty loud, and it gets louder and a higher frequency with more of a demand on the unit. On a scale of 1-10, I would give the noise level a 3 or 4. Tried to hide the unit under the seat (without covering up the fan and air outlets) to escape the noise but you can't escape the sound.
NOTE: I have tried several different power units over the years for a laptop on this very trip, this is the only one to provide enough power for such a long trip. …
- Written by JIM H from PITTSBURGH
226 of 238 people found this useful
Great but noisy
Charger works great, but the fan makes a loud sound and can get annoying.
- Written by Grant B from La Mirada
131 of 135 people found this useful
Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter with USB Ports
i have used mine on 3 long car trips. powering my ipad or my MacBook pro,it performed excellently i never heard any noise.i don't i have used mine on 3 long car trips. powering my ipad or my MacBook pro,it performed excellently i never heard any noise.i don't travel without it. …
- Written by scheryle R from pebble beach
101 of 107 people found this useful
Great idea, poor execution
I tried to use this on planes but was unable to even power a 2013 Mackbook 15". It will charge it if I do not have it on, but if I I tried to use this on planes but was unable to even power a 2013 Mackbook 15". It will charge it if I do not have it on, but if I am running the machine while plugged in, it will cycle charge on and off every few seconds. I expected it to not work on my 17", but the 15 is a standard computer drain. Oh, and by the way, it is noisy. …
- Written by Robert M from Glendora
Very impressed and works well HOWEVER...
I love this product and use it whenever I can however it would not charge my second generation iPad but it doesn't bother me at al I love this product and use it whenever I can however it would not charge my second generation iPad but it doesn't bother me at all because this charger has an outlet which allows me to use the wall plug. Every now and then when I'm driving for a few hours I hear the fan but its not annoying to me because I hear computer fans all the time (Yes you can call me a computer geek :) ). I highly recommend this product if you want to charge your apple devices including your laptops while driving (two usb ports and one wall outlet). …
- Written by Sean-Ryan T from Boca Raton
8 of 8 people found this useful
Fine Inverter, Mislabeled Uses in the Apple Store
The dual usb ports allow charging multi devices. Nice small form factor. Has a peak output of 150W with continuous of 120W.
I b The dual usb ports allow charging multi devices. Nice small form factor. Has a peak output of 150W with continuous of 120W.
I bought it to use with my 85W Magsafe power adapter (both on planes and in the car) only to find that the inverter goes into protect mode everytime the magsafe tries to charge my 15" Macbook Pro. Looking more closely at the power requirements on the side of the magsafe adapter, it consumes 1.5A at 100-240V. At 115V, 1.5A is over the 150W peak of the inverter.
I'm not sure if the adapter is pulling exactly 150W (1.5A at 100V) and the inverter is not able to put out its claimed peak, if the inflow rush characteristics of the adapter do not play nicely with the inverter, or if the adapter is actually pulling more than it claims - the bottom line, as a few others have pointed out, is this will not work with a 15" Macbook Pro. …
- Written by David B from Oakland
23 of 25 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this work for the demanding power needs of the MacBook Pro Retina?
- Asked by Carl F from Arvada
- Aug 17, 2013
It does not power my 15" MacBook Pro Retina. Does anyone know a system that does? I think it will ha It does not power my 15" MacBook Pro Retina. Does anyone know a system that does? I think it will have to deliver 20V. …
- Answered by Warren J from Edmond
- Oct 12, 2013
Yes it does, however when this gets too hot, the fan starts in order to cool it down and the sound t Yes it does, however when this gets too hot, the fan starts in order to cool it down and the sound that the fan makes can get annoying. …
- Answered by Sean-ryan T from Boca Raton
- Mar 4, 2013
Kensington I think makes a plug for the car. Do not use the Airline Adapter for car use.
- Answered by Jared H from Burke
- Nov 16, 2010
Can I use the Kensington Auto/Air Power Inverter to power an iMac from my car?
- Asked by Robert M from Faber
- Mar 10, 2012
It's not powerful enough. I have the UK version of this inverter. It's well made and useful, it powe It's not powerful enough. I have the UK version of this inverter. It's well made and useful, it powers my Macbook Air fine... BUT fails to do anything more than charge the Macbook Pro 13. …
- Answered by Clive S from Sutton
- Apr 25, 2012
can this be used for macbook air
- Asked by Renard M from East Windsor
- Jan 13, 2012
I have the UK version of this inverter and it works really well with the Macbook Air..
- Answered by Clive S from Sutton
- Apr 25, 2012