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Old 06-11-2014, 08:02 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mrcolin2u View Post
Why did you swap out the charger , is the factory model not good enough ?
If I did that I would probably go with a charger/inverter so we can have the tv on when dry camping. I don't know if there's room for many solar panels, i looked and there's a lot of stuff on the roof taking up space. It would be nice though to have solar to charge the batteries during the day when there's no shore power.
I'd like to figure a way to add another battery....
Both my original TV and the new one I replaced it with were 12 volt TV's. I made a 12 volt power adapter that lets me plug the tv to the 12 volt cigarette adapter at the current tv location. Cost me about $12 in parts from radio shack. The only item in the van I would consider using the inverter for is the microwave. Everything else is either too big (AC unit) or is already 12 volt and you usually don't want to convert a 12v item to use a 120 volt power adapter like the tv if its already naively 12 volts. Lots of wasted energy in the form of heat.

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