Plugging in electric with out an electric outlet via car battery?

I know there is a way to plug something electric into a car battery. I am not sure how or what equipment I will need. Help!

Update:

Thanks! Is there any other way to have something that will last a bit longer? I only need it for 7 or 8 hours. And is there a way to recharge it for later use?

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  • Hondu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, you need an inverter, but since there are many inverters, you need to specify that it is for twelve volt DC to 110v AC. One glitch, a standard car battery doesn't have the capacity to run a 110v appliance but for a very short time if it isn't being recharged constantly.

  • 1 decade ago

    you will need a inverter it changes 12volt to 110 volt

  • 1 decade ago

    go to radio shack and buy a dc to ac converter,, plugs into 12 v power and gives you 110 volts ac

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