12v appliances

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    There are a lot of threads about 12v electric at the moment. I have not got any 12v appliance so I was wondering what people have running on this system. What are the best and what are a joke

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    No problem running lights, TVs, Satellite systems etc on 12v. All charging of phones, tablets etc is fine in 12v.

    There are ways of running (mains) hairdryers, straighteners and microwaves on 12v, but you need a fair investment in additional equipment. Those that run directly on 12v are not very effective

    Heating on 12v is a total nono though.

    Odd you don't have any 12v appliances though, a motorhome that needs (as opposed to being able to use it if available) mains is a bit limiting.
     
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    Dont bother with anything which produces heat....hair driers/straighteners, kettles, any kind of heaters etc.
     
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    1.5 litre Slow cooker with an inverter which plugs into a cigarette lighter works a treat
    Place the slow cooker in the sink when driving and arrive at your destination with a nice hot meal
     
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    Posted in a hurry without full information.

    yes my pump and fridge are 12v The tv runs off 12v but that is plugged into the only actual socket I have, stuffed in a cupboard and useless for a battery charger or anything else.

    I ask the question just in case I am missing out on something and should be investing in some more sockets :)
     
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    A few extra sockets might be useful. I have fitted an extra three, added to the three fitted as standard though one is dedicated to the TV, and hope to fit a couple more in a week or two. The current sockets have multiway adaptors plugged into them, mainly for charging things (2x phones, 2x Kindles, 2x tablets, 1x laptop, 2x cameras etc) and running the three satnavs and the mifi of course. The dashcam is permanently wired in and ignition controlled so at least that doesn't need a socket :)
     
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