Using my Surface 3 as display

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    I'm thinking of using my surface 3 in my truck as an information display. I would mount the docking station and plug it in to a 120v converter. I would use an OBD2 usb cable to the docking station.

    Should this work well? Has anyone done this with a surface?
     
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    I use my Surface 3 in the car. At least 2 hours a day. Works like a charm! Connecting to obd would be nice
     
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    I'm assuming that for a couple of hours you don't charge in the car. I'm looking at 500miles a day. It'll have to be charging part of that.
     
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    True, I don't need to charge it. If you do, make sure you test the power converter thoroughly. I've seen some strange behaviour while charging in the car and on the train
     
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    Since I'm using the docking station as the charger, are you aware of any specific requirements for a 12v to 110v adapter?
     
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    Nope, sorry... would think that a general car parts shop in the US must have a converter like that as well
     

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