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
257 of 272 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
149 of 155 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
122 of 130 people found this useful
Ive used many different 12V car inverters over the years and and fell in love with this device . This particular transformer was b Ive used many different 12V car inverters over the years and and fell in love with this device . This particular transformer was built from quality materials while keeping practicality in mind. This Inverter has a well designed step-up transformer that does strain the cars fuse (these are chargers are known for this particular problem; the strain leads to popped fuses). The only minor flaw would be its fan. Most likely poor -or lack of- bearings. This causes a higher pitched -and somewhat irritating- fan noises which only gets worse with age. I found that (automotive) silicone spray fixed this problem.
Overall, great divide and I would -or have- highly recommend this to others. …
- Written by Patrick C from Saukville
Excellent and no issues if you understand electricity
I use this inverter for when I am working in the field remotely via a small pickup camper that has close to 300W of solar onboard. I use this inverter for when I am working in the field remotely via a small pickup camper that has close to 300W of solar onboard. The devices that I use with it consist of a 13" Retina Mac Book Pro, iPad-2, iPhone 5's & occasionally camera batteries. It simply works great and will handle the load if you are not using a charger like the 85W one for the 15" that obviously pulls surge power unlike the lower rated units. And yes, the fan does run often and can be heard...I like that because unless it is a lot larger enabling the use of a big heat sink, *any* inverter will do this and needs to as it converts 12V DC into AC power. The use of a fan keeps the unit small. Maybe a future unit will employ a quieter fan type, but the one they are using takes less power to run and only uses just enough to keep temps in check.
I think this unit is brilliant and the size is perfect. …
- Written by Daniel B from Aspen
4 of 5 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
4 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is that a US style plug socket on the end edge?
- Asked by Peter H
- Jul 29, 2014
No answers yet
Is a modified sine wave inverter safe for the macbook pro or do we need pure sine wave? Some talk on net that modified sine wave harmful.
- Asked by John C from Branford
- Jan 16, 2010
I have a black macbook I purchased in 2006. A modified sine wave inverter would not charge the batte I have a black macbook I purchased in 2006. A modified sine wave inverter would not charge the battery, or power the computer otherwise. I see Apple offers a Kensington "regulated" modified sine wave inverter for use with the macbooks. However, my brand name inverter would not work with it, though, to answer your question, it did not harm it. I use a "true" sine wave inverter with no problems to date. …
- Answered by Matt H
- Feb 6, 2010
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
will it work with a Hyperjuice external battery?
- Asked by Michael H from Grayslake
- Mar 30, 2013
does it have a fan?
- Asked by Nick D from Thornleigh
- Nov 24, 2012
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