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Old 07-06-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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Talking Flat Screen Television Circuit

In the cabinet above the dinette in my 2005 Safari (25'), there's a panel underneath the cable/antenna connection. It states, "Flat screen television circuit. This connection is for TVs rated 110-125 volt AC 60 Hz 1.5 amperes maximum. Do not exceed circuit rating." Unscrewing the panel shows 2 wires and a copper ground. I am completely inept when it comes to electrical so... how do I hook up an LCD flat screen to this? Or can I not? Please advise gurus of electricity!
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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If your flat panel comes with a converter transformer it probably drops the juice down from 120 AC to about 14 volts dc. I wired my set directly to the 12 volt dc plug and eliminated the transformer. The set works fine down to ten volts. Most of the power supply in the flat panels are +5V -5V, + & - 12 or 15 Volts. They use voltage regulators to maintain the internal power in the set. If your set runs on around 14 Volts DC you dont' need the 115 V AC.
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Old 07-07-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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If your flat panel comes with a converter transformer it probably drops the juice down from 120 AC to about 14 volts dc. I wired my set directly to the 12 volt dc plug and eliminated the transformer. The set works fine down to ten volts. Most of the power supply in the flat panels are +5V -5V, + & - 12 or 15 Volts. They use voltage regulators to maintain the internal power in the set. If your set runs on around 14 Volts DC you dont' need the 115 V AC.
Once again, thanks for the reply Loaf. Here's my TVs specs:
- Power adapter input voltage: AC 100-240V
- Power Supply: 12V

Remember, I'm a loser when it comes to elctrical. With what you said above, can I connect my TV to that circuit mentioned?
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If your television adapter converts the AC to 12 volt DC you don't need the adapter.
Just be sure to get the 12 DC polarity correct THE FIRST TIME. Positive to positive and negative to negative. Your TV will be unforgiving if you reverse polarity even for an instant. The advantage of not using the AC adapter is a power savings because you dont need an inverter or the adapter which uses a lot of battery power.
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It states, "Flat screen television circuit. This connection is for TVs rated 110-125 volt AC 60 Hz 1.5 amperes maximum. Do not exceed circuit rating." Unscrewing the panel shows 2 wires and a copper ground.!
A black wire and a white wire? Any wire nuts on them? Is the box the same size as a standard electircal box?

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