Alex, I have only owned my boat for a few months but have used 12 v stuff for camping for decades. For all my battery gear
, AA batteries (used in hand-held two-way radio
, a small camera
, several torches, GPS
backup, small radio), Asus netbook, mobile phone
- I search the 'net for 12 v converters/shargers made for them. I don't use an inverter
Eg, after much 'net surfing I found a Hong Kong
supplier of 12v adapter for my Asus netbook. I could not find a supplier of the original equipment
. I didn't buy the first one I found but checked them out as thoroughly as I could. Some Asus 'netbooks use a different plug
so ya always got to be sure what you are looking at is going fit. I have used the adapter heaps and have not noticed any issues.
Did the same with my Pentax camera. Found discussion and review on a forum about various Asian-sourced Ebay suppliers of camera battery
12 v adapters which pointed out some of the quality differences. Useful info and when I made my purchase
I was happy with the product.
I haven't always had wins but overall I have been very pleased. I put each adapter and wires into those press-seal plastic bags so they don't get tangled.