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Old 10-21-2005, 09:58 PM   #15
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Moe,
Thanks for the link...I have been looking for the odd 12V DC to other DC voltage adaptor for a while.
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:39 AM   #16
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are you putting a computer in yours as well, uwe?

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Old 10-22-2005, 06:02 AM   #17
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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.
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...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....
ha! you stole my thunder! that's exactly what i'm doing, with a 23" apple monitor mounted on a wall. i love the way the mini looks. VERY airstreamy! i'm not sure about it's power requirements, but the power adapter is bigger than the computer. once i get to that point, i think i'm going to try to run all the wires inside the walls (power, monitor, speakers, etc) with a subwoofer under the front couch. this RV's gonna be rockin, alright!

so, you're a mac guy, huh?

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Old 10-22-2005, 06:24 AM   #19
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Yes. My first computer was a Mac, and I am still using them today. I use several of them at my business on a small network, and this PowerBook at home and on the road. We had our share of PC's as well, sincemy wife works for Toshiba, but I always migrate back to the Mac. Once you had a Mac, you never go back.....
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Now that you have lived with your new battery/charger set-up for awhile, what do you think about it? Do you find that you have a noticeable increase in battery capacity when boondocking?

I have a 2004 Safari 25 and will be replacing my batteries soon so I need to decide what to do...

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