Originally Posted by A-Merry-Can
are you putting a computer in yours as well, uwe?
I have a PowerBook G4 with DVD capability that I might want to bring and run on a 12V
converter. We also have a 15" LCD TV that has a wall wart type power supply, but it wants to see 19VDC, not 12VDC. So in order to run that, I would need a 12Vdc to 19VDC adapter, as the ones mentioned by Moe.
I actually though about installing a Mac Mini somewhere under a counter, and using it as my entertainment/computer center. With DVD, TV adapter, Wifi Card, and bluetooth, wireless keyboard and mouse, one could have a very potent, but also very small entertainment system. The Mac Mini is also very quiet.
I am running 2 12V
group 27 Interstate deep cycle batteries. I will still have to come up with a venting system for those, as they are inside the living space of the trailer.
I used the 12V system, basically from the day it was functional, for lights and to run the fantastic fans while construction of the interior was under way. The batteries have been very stable so far, even after many days of not running the Intellipower to charge them.
My converter ( Intellipower 60A with charge wizard) does an excellent job, btw. It is, however, not as quiet as I had hoped. It's cooling fan makes itself heard prominently, and often. The load on the system is usually about 140W, if I run all the lights and two fans on low. I believe that's about 11.6A if memory serves me right. Hopefully the noise will be dampened by the surrounding furnishings once the interior buildout is completed.