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Old 01-18-2022, 07:48 AM   #1
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TV turns off when engine started

Has anyone had the issue (Sea Breeze 2000) where when you crank the engine, the receptacle that powers the TV mounted above the driver and passenger seats turns off? I can't really see where that power comes from because it comes through a hole in the backboard where the TV is mounted, but I can tell you that the front compartment over the passenger seat stays powered.
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:51 AM   #2
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This is by design and for safety. Not suppose to watch TV while driving down the road.
Mine does the same thing, the plug is controlled by a relay that drops the power when the engine is turned on. You can wire around it, just have to find the location of the control box.
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:44 AM   #3
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Ok. But it is a motorhome and there are others who aren’t driving who would like to watch TV going down the road. But glad to hear it’s something done by design and not some weird electrical issue. Thanks
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Explain to them how books work.
For the front TV it makes perfect sense to me. You KNOW that there are times when something 'good' is happening when many/most/all drivers might 'just glance up for a bit' to see what's happening on the TV. We really don't need more distractions than we already have. For a TV in the rear and out of sight of the driver, I'd think it's OK to have it have power when the engine is running.
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The TV should be plugged into a special marked outlet that turns itself off when the ignition is turned on.

It's a legal liability for the RV manufacturer to include it.

Just plug the TV into a different outlet.
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Or watch the TV in the bedroom

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The TV should be plugged into a special marked outlet that turns itself off when the ignition is turned on.

It's a legal liability for the RV manufacturer to include it.

Just plug the TV into a different outlet.
Do not have TV on
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Has anyone had the issue (Sea Breeze 2000) where when you crank the engine, the receptacle that powers the TV mounted above the driver and passenger seats turns off? I can't really see where that power comes from because it comes through a hole in the backboard where the TV is mounted, but I can tell you that the front compartment over the passenger seat stays powered.
It could be as easy as plugging it to the other receptical in that wall receptical. One should be labeled but that may have disappeared over time.
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Your TV is probably plugged into a PowerTek controller like this . . .




Mine is the RL-1007 model, but there are several other models as well.

The controller is wired to the ignition with a 12V connection. When your engine starts, a relay in the PowerTek is either opened or closed, but the result is that AC power is disconnected from the outlet.

Since I want to use these outlets while driving (WiFI hotspot charging, not TV), I'll disconnect the 12V and connect a new outlet directly to AC.
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Since I want to use these outlets while driving (WiFI hotspot charging, not TV), I'll disconnect the 12V and connect a new outlet directly to AC.
Discovered an easier way . . . just cut the 12V wires into the outlet. They are normally off until the ignition is switched on.
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