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  1. #1 Curious About Portable Laptop Power 
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    Hey all-
    Was wondering if there is the potential to power a MacBook Pro with a V-Mount battery for field shoots without AC available. Obviously this would be short term, but it would be nice to have a choice beyond the internal battery.

    I'm thinking some sort of V-mount to DC/cigarette lighter outlet, then to a DC to MBP adapter or if necessary, 12VDC to 120VAC inverter then straight to the regular MBP charger. Thoughts? Am I totally crazy, or would this work?

    I know it would be unwieldy, but if I did this, I'd built it in to a custom Pelican, so it would be somewhat self contained.
    Thanks everyone!

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    Thanks David. I did run across that Hawkwoods product but wasn't able to find any sorts of reviews or a place to actually buy it. Have you used that one or any other setup?
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    I use one of these and run my laptop all day. V lock would be damn convenient though...
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    Go to http://mikegyver.com/Store/

    They sell off-the-shelf adapters with an Apple Magsafe plug, I bought one years ago.
    It can be powered with 100-240v, 12v and from an airplane socket. It even has a 5v USB outlet.

    I cut off the supplied 12v cigarette plug and replaced it with a 4 pin XLR power plug.
    Now I could use whatever power I want: V-lock, Anton Bauer or any 12v Brick battery. Works like a charm!

    Because I transport my V-lock batteries in carry-on anyway, they can easily power my Macbook for the entire flight - and then some.

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    I use tablet laptops for many hours in a day. And provides out standing service.
    http://www.mini-tablet.net/
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    The Thinkpad X220 does a good 20-25 hours on one charge, never needed anything else and is very portable even with the slice.
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    I'm looking for some D-Tap to USB options primarily for powering the latest macbook pro off a v-mount battery. While usb-c 96w would be ideal,

    the market out there looks rather small, so open to other solutions: lower wattage, D-Tap to USB A, Dtap to AC, etc...

    Anyone have any experience with these or can recommended something?

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...b_c_30.html/qa



    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...regulated.html

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...tap_to_ac.html
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    theres this new design-

    https://www.nine-volt.com/powrbloc/

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    Thanks for the heads up on the PowrBloc....Only 87 watts on the usb c but still awesome.....Ordered
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