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. : 085896380375
- 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 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
207 of 219 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
116 of 120 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 travel without it. …
- Written by scheryle R from pebble beach
80 of 85 people found this useful
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 l 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
6 of 6 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 ought 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
Won't run 85W power adaptor with MacBook Pro on planes
I bought this to use my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro on flights. The draw of the 85W adaptor causes the inverter to surge and cycle on and off. The only way to use this onboard is to shut down completely (not standby) and then the draw is low enough to charge the computer. The only reason I gave it 2 starts is because you can charge your laptop while doing other things and get some use, and to be fair to the unit, the 85w adaptor has the same problem on planes with standard plugs. …
- Written by KEVIN S from Laguna niguel
28 of 32 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Jon Y from Surrey
- Nov 21, 2012
No answers yet
- Asked by Rebecca W from Buckhannon
- Nov 26, 2009
There is a fan and it is not silent. Mine runs constantly but the fan's speed changes frequently cr eating an ever-changing noise. Unfortunately you cannot place the unit in the glove box. …
- Answered by Paul S from Roanoke
- Nov 28, 2009
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
- 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 rs 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
- 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