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Old 11-29-2010, 10:27 PM   #15
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hey forgive me for all the confusion and I'm sure it's my inexperience that causes it! I am talking about televisions and I am talking about AC aka to me as shore power. Right?
I'm going with a 12v televison/dvd running off my 1 marine deep cycle battery. For me...the battery only runs a light or 2 at night like the scare light, the heater for short spurts and the television. I'll use a portable small solar panel to recharge in the morning. I'm not much of a tv watcher either but I do like to catch up on the news when I would be boondocking just to see if my city has been destroyed some way or another but knowing that I am fine and absolutely enjoying the wilderness in my 22ft 1962 safari airstream..!
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:31 PM   #16
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are you all receiving my replies which in most cases are thank you's for all the advice?
If some one reads this can you tell me if I am doing this properly?
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:04 AM   #17
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You are coming in loud and clear.
I bought a 22" Vizio TV from Sam's club recently that runs on 12v or plugs into a 120v ac outlet. It has all the latest stuff- 1080p, 2 hmdi, LED back lighting, thin, light and very efficient (39 watts, 3.3 amps). It cost $248.
Whether I am boondocking or plugged into shore power, I run it off of 12v.

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Thanks for the info about the fanless inverter. I would think that this would make it more efficient also since it does not need to run a fan.

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Old 12-04-2010, 05:50 PM   #18
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I have used small inverters that create "noise" on a tv screen, so be sure you are getting a good quality one. Better to go 12 VDC tv if possible.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:17 PM   #19
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so I'm going 12v DC. I want to set it up on the platform above the refridge. My understanding is that alll the outlets are ac for shore power. There is a 2 hole round plug there as well but I understand that is for the antenna. Its a flat wire in back going into the skin. I will have to replace that w co axial wire for the HDTV antenna when I put the television in. Is there an easy way to get the 12v power and ground wires over to that area. Battery compartment is on street side and platform is on curb/door side. Think I can just tap into 12v fan overhead and run short wires down?
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:30 PM   #20
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mmenchel,

I wouldn't do that, you can pull wiring in the center ceiling panel space from the converter. I did that for my refrigerator conversion, I use a marine refer it runs on 12v or 120v and doesn't have to be level to work. I would pull a new wire, remember to fuse the new circuit.

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I agree with 2wheelin, the fan pulls a lot of current. Don't want to overload the wire, and the fan may put noise(hash) on the tv screen.
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