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10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip


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Electricity Power Inverter
If you want to keep your children in line on the road, pack an electricity power converter to keep their gadgets juiced up.
If you want to keep your children in line on the road, pack an electricity power converter to keep their gadgets juiced up.
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If you're traveling with children or teenagers, don't forget to take along a laptop or a portable DVD player to help them pass the time. Make sure you don't run out of battery power on the road by investing in an electricity power inverter. These handy devices turn the charge from your car's battery into electricity to power most small electronic devices, from laptops to electric razors. Simply plug the device into your cigarette lighter, and it converts in the direct current (DC) from the battery to alternating current (AC).


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