12 volt freeview box

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  1. Welsh girl

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    I'm looking for the above with a hard drive please.
    Anyone know of one?
    Ive searched and searched but I've not been successful.
    They seem to work from 240v, surely there must be other people wanting to use one when not on electric?
    Any suggestions gratefully received.
     
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    Yes we bought one a Bush B500DTR from Argos with Necter points, works brilliantly. (y)
     
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    Thanks Paul, did you have to buy a 12 volt adaptor for it to work from 12 volt as it doesn't mention a 12 volt adaptor in the specs ?
     
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    until Paul can answer.. it has a 12v port, as most do, so if not supplied with a 12v cable it will be easy to buy one..

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    Thanks Jim,no picture visible so can you post a link please?
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    Ok I've seen that, so an adaptor can be bought then, and that would work on 12volt as well as on electric when using the 240 adaptor?
     
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    can you see this ?
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    I'm viewing on a laptop and I can't see Jim's original image either - "image contains errors".

    Edit: Second one's ok.
     
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    Yes, I can see that.
    Thanks Jim.(y)
     
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    So will any cable (12 volt) fit or what size should I ask for please?
     
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    no.. there are serval different 12v socket sizes.. I can't be sure looking at the picture .. Paul should know..
     
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    Hi Paul, can you tell me if any cable (12 volt) fit or what size should I ask for please?
     
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    Right what it is you start with a 230v plug then a transformer box about 6 inch long by 2inch then a lead with a 12v plug on the end that goes into the back of the unit. I used an old 12 lead that everyone has in the back of a drawer somewhere and wired it into a 12 plug. There is an on/off switch on the front of the unit.(y)
     
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    You need something like this. This one is 3 amps but experts will know if you must have the 2 amps depicted in Jim's picture, and ensure the polarity is the same on the 12v side as depicted on that pic.
     
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    So you can use an adaptor that's been used with a 240v, by cutting the end off (the end with the 3 pin plug) and wiring in the end (the part that goes in the 12 volt cigarette lighter plug) the 12volt cable?
     
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    I got my lead of ebay about £4 ,as they are different sizes i did measure mine,cannot remember size about 6mm but not 100% sure just plugs into 12 socket and rear of Bush unit .for the cost just buy the lead not worth the grief adapting bits .Being working ok for 6 months lol.
     
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    I've been thinking of one of these too.
    Record stuff at home then transfer to van for trips (y)

    My stuff only ie no emmerdale or corrie
     
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    Buy the Freeview box you want (making sure it has a 12v socket on the back) then take it with you down to your nearest Maplin store and ask them for the 12v cable for it. They will sell you the right size plug on the end of a lead with a cigar lighter plug on it all ready to go. Then you don't need to chop up your 240v transformer lead (which you may need in the future).
     
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