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What is the purpose of a power inverter in a vehicle?

I was just looking at a used minivan (2000 Sienna), and noticed a box under the driver's seat labeled Power Inverter. What is this? It doesn't seem original to the vehicle.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Want to power a 110VAC device from a car? well a power inverter turns 12VDC into 110VAC! I had one installed under the seat of my Dodge Caravan! It would power my Laptop Cell phone charger and even a small vacume!

    Source(s): 40 years behind the wrench and wheel..
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