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Old 09-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Want to replace my television

I currently have a small unit that needs a 110 to 12 volt inverter. Why it was not setup to plug directly into the 12v system I will never understand. Is it best to purchase a 110 volt television? Is there any real advantage to running a 12v versus 110v unit? I guess it would be power consumption versus weight? With the 12 volt you could watch w/o shore power. Not sure how long though.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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This little 12v bugger killed the OEM Interstates in no time...


A couple grand worth of solar and an AGM bank could make it work though.

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Dedicated 12v TV is the best since it works with or without shore power. Jensen makes some nice units designed for RV travel.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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There are lots of 12v led tv out there that will plug directly to your system. They allow you to "LOOSE LESS" power when not on shore power. When you have to run 12v through an inverter to get 110 you loose power. One trick to keep in mind. Anything that is designed for rv or boats that are 12v are twice the price. I found a flat screen tv/dvd at hhgreeg for @ $100 the trick was the did not know it was 12v. Like many laptops these days they are sold as 110. If you look closely there is a small ac/dc co verter in the power cord. You do have to be sure that it is goi g to 12v and not some random 14v or 18v version. Website s told me very little it was simple sloothing that I was able to find one. I was looking for the combo specifically as I have children and needed the option of movies when no signal is present. The largest I was able to find in the 12v was a 24inch which is fine I the trailer. I did have to make my own cord with a cigarettes lighter plug on one end and the appropriate plug on the other. I did keep the original power cord should I want to use it that way.

I also found computer speakers that were the same 12v scenario. I like the full sound of the movie that the tv speakers could not pump out.
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Also, if the 110 plug in is a transformer if you find one that is 12 v output you can bypass the transformer and plug in direct to 12v. Probably voids your warranty though.
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Got our 24" LED with internal DVD player at Wallmart for $169 several years ago. I believe they are cheaper today. Like Chillpoint said you have to remove the transformer box and attach a 12v plug.
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Thanks for all the input. I need to do some shopping and compare the specs on these models. I agree from an energy standpoint it is best to use a 12 volt television. They are a bit more than 110v units but as they all say, these are designed more for the road than conventional home televisions. Worth the extra bucks.
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