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Old 07-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Battery Power versus generator

I recently purchased a 2012 win access 26q have looked all over to watch TV by battery power versus running generator but can not find switch any suggestions would be appreciated

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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I don't understand the question.
I understand that you want to watch TV off the battery. The way you do that is by installing a device called an "inverter". In simplest form, you can see these as 12v to 120V adapters that you see sold for cars. Modern TVs don't pull much power.

So the inverter needs to be installed in a position between the battery and the 120V circuit that powers the TV. For the RV case, the inverter also needs to be able to take AC power when you are plugged in.... So, as such, if you don't have electrical experience that leaves one of two options:

1) If you have a 20A 12V outlet in your trailer, you could rig up an inverter with an extension cord, just like you'd use in the car.

2) If you don't have an outlet and want to install an inverter, it's probably best to let someone who has RV electrical experience tell you how feasible this is.. It may have been an option for your trailer, which would make it easier to do.

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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They must put a different TV in the Access models than in the Aspect and Cambrias. Our 27K has 12V televisions and even though we do have an inverter we've never had to turn it on to watch TV while on batteries. We do have a switch though, that is just like our cabin light switches, which must be in the on position or the TVs will not turn on.
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