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Old 11-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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12V TV?

I've been looking at 12VDC TV's that the truckers use to replace my 110VAC unit. Specifically, I'm looking at the ones that have a built-in DVD player.

With a 12v unit I wouldn't have to run the generator to play a DVD out in the boonies.

Anyone out there using a 12v TV/DVD combo in their RV?


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Old 11-23-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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You will probably have a better choice if you go with one of the TV/DVD combo units that run on 120 volt AC, then power it with a small and efficient inverter.

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Old 11-23-2011, 06:44 PM   #3
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Try here:
Buy 12 Volt Color LCD TV's - 12 Volt Refrigerators - 12 Volt Appliances - 12 Volt Accessories

Not the only place, just first one I googled.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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Last year when I looked for 12V TV the only downside I saw was the limited screen sizes available, seems like 19" was the largest.

Watch the sales a PFJ they had some decent pricing when I was looking last year.

You may also want to post in the Class C forum as they are a big user of 12V TVs. Marine stores also have a good selection of 12V appliances.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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Something like this?
Majestic Marine 18.5" LED TV 12V W/DVD Player | eBay
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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Or something like this...

Amazon.com: Pyle Home PTC23LD 22-Inch LCD HDTV with Built-In DVD Player: Electronics

and this...

Amazon.com: WAGAN TECH Smart AC 150 Watt Power Inverter: Automotive

Of course properly wired voltage inverter instead of a plug in model would be better
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:00 PM   #7
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We just did the calculations on this and decided it made more sense to get a lower wattage LED TV and (if necessary) run it off a separate, small, efficient inverter than buy a 12V TV (which would need extra 12V wire runs and a DC to DC converter). Power savings for the LED are significant and you get more choice if you're open to running it on the inverter.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #8
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I know this tread is old but, I discovered something quite unexpectedly that may be very interesting to some.

I decided to upgrade the old CRT TVs to flat panel LCD. At first I was going to use small inverters. After researching LCDs, I discovered the LEDs where MUCH lighter and thinner. So I opted for those. I ordered a 24" for the front and a 19" for the bedroom, both were Haier LED TVs

When the TVs arrived, I noticed the power cord had a 120VAC to 12VDC (3amp) converter built in. The plug into the TV was a simple 12VDC plug. So, I thought I was buying 2 120VAC TVs and they are really 12VDC.

I have to assume most/all LEDs (at least the small ones) are now 12V....perhaps even some of the LCDs. Something to check into when upgrading, depending on your power requirements. BTW, I bought 2 12V power cords from Radio Shack and hardwired them to a 12v circuit.
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Thank you so much for the input.


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