Saturday, September 02, 2006

How to re-charge your laptop during a flight?

Ever wanted to re-charge your laptop during a long inter-continental flight?

If yes, a solution is found in the form of InFlight Power Adapter. It works by using the standard 1/8 inch connector available in most airlines for connecting headsets. The other end of the adapter can be used to connect any device, including laptops to the USB charger.

So the connection needs to be Laptop – USB charger – InFlight Power Adapter.

It works by trickle charging the adapter and then using all the built-up charge to power the connecting laptop or any device. Generally each trickle charge takes up around 3 – 5 minutes. Due to this mechanism, a laptop which can be generally charged in 1 hour from completely drained to fully charged, will take around 4 hours for the same activity.

British Airways sells their variation of InFlight Power Adapter on board and it is also available in some Duty Free stores.

The weight of the product is around 250 grams.

Other devices that be charged in-flight using this device are cell phones, PDAs, iPods, and any other device which can be charged by a USB charger.

Higher the volume set for the headset, more the output of the InFlight Power adapter.