The ASL Laptop Power Converter, model ASL509, is a wheelchair battery adaptor designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This adaptor enables the user to run a laptop computer using a powered wheelchair battery. The power source converter connects to the powerchair batteries and converts 24 volts to the voltage required to power a laptop computer. To operate, this converter requires the computer's automotive power adaptor and a model ASL804 power source adaptor.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with communication disabilities who uses a powered wheelchair to power a laptop computer with augmentative communication software using the wheelchair battery. Speech software was needed during school hours; however, the computer battery did not have sufficient capacity to meet the demand. To be heard in class, powered speakers were also needed, which further diminished operating time. A portable solution was necessary to enable the speec