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Old 09-06-2019, 06:03 AM   #1
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need to power laptop and hoover in car!

I run a taxi and have found there to be a fair bit of idle time throughout the day which can be filled with using a laptop and a hoover to clean the car. So in order to do this, I was hoping on some sort of power source which would allow this. I don't want to leave the car running because this would probably cause premature wear?? Can members suggest an idea please?
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:17 AM   #3
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Backup power solutions are going to be expensive. A simple inverter which can charge your laptop between uses and power the Hoover for the brief periods of use, may be your most economical bet.
You may need to run the car for a short time while Hoovering but you should be able to swing that.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:37 AM   #4
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You would need to get a Ryobi battery and charger. I would suggest at least 4aH.
The batteries are interchangeable for all of the 100 + Ryobi hand tools.
This platform would keep you from plugging into the E46's system and possibly draining the battery.

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Old 09-06-2019, 10:57 AM   #5
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Preamature wear?

Leave the Taxi car running?

What part of Ford Crown Victoria cab's religiously putting like a million miles on the ODO without a sweat haven't you heard? That's laughable to think it would cause extra wear on a car made for Taxi purposes, Cop purposes, etc. Unless you do not have the pinnacle of all cabs?

Or are you Ubering your E46? If the latter, yes, then any of these suggestions will help.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:14 PM   #6
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You drive a taxi and are worried about premature wear???

You could do a Goal Zero or Anker equivalent battery back to power whatever you want during the day and then recharge it every night at home.

OR

Get a chromebook with a 12 hour battery life and a cordless Dyson (better than a Hoover) and just be done with it.

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Old 09-06-2019, 12:54 PM   #7
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This solution looks good actually. And yes it is an uber. The car is also an astra diesel.
I have heard that idling a car excessively is damaging to the engine hence the request for solution
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This solution looks good actually. And yes it is an uber. The car is also an astra diesel.
I have heard that idling a car excessively is damaging to the engine hence the request for solution


Diesels are known for their ability to idle for long periods of time. Just go to any truck rest stop and you will hear them clattering sometimes all night.

Also, I assumed that you used the term Hoover as a generic term for vacuuming. Is that correct?
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He's from Scotland. They use Hoover for vacuums, like we use kleenex for tissue.

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He's from Scotland. They use Hoover for vacuums, like we use kleenex for tissue.

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Yes. My statement was aimed at establishing that.
I think heís on his way to a workable solution now.
He should send us all some fine single malt for our contributions.
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...I assumed that you used the term Hoover as a generic term for vacuuming. Is that correct?
Could have been a past passenger...?



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He's from Scotland. They use Hoover for vacuums, like we use kleenex for tissue.

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I figured it was Scottish for suction and sheep.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:58 AM   #14
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Glad this thread has been educational for myself and others included ***x1f642;.
Thanks for all the help in finding a solution to my problem.
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YEET. Use a power inverter, B.
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