12v connection in my hymer

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Truffells, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Truffells

    Truffells Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    nottingham
    I want to connect a 12v tv to my Hymer. There are a couple of point below the lounge seat which appear to take cigerette lighter type connectors will these be 12v or 240 vaults. I can see the wires that enter them and there is no earth only red and black.
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,426
    Likes Received:
    25,080
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    12V
     
  3. Glandwr

    Glandwr Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    1,692
    Location:
    the Berwyn Mountains
    It will be 12v dc so no need for earth. Beware though check polarity with mulimeter if you are thinking of tapping into curcuit. On my hymer blue is pos. and brown neg. Don't know about the black and red.
     
  4. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    6,688
    Location:
    Plymouth
    More than likely 12v then have you not got a tester or a 12v plug in accessory ? :)
     
  5. Truffells

    Truffells Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    nottingham
    When I plug my to into the adapters my tv doesn't work but the lights dim. However when I plug the tv into the cigarette lighter the tv works . Could the wires be the wrong way round on the adapters?
     
  6. Glandwr

    Glandwr Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    1,692
    Location:
    the Berwyn Mountains
    Is it a factory fitted socket?

    Dick
     
  7. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,278
    Likes Received:
    12,108
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    when you say cigarette lighter I am guessing you mean in the cab area, where the other socket will probably be connected to your leisure battery

    It could be that the leisure battery is flat, that would give symptoms as described. particularly if the TV is not an LED version, even if it is it will still have a big demand on the battery

    On our Hymer the sockets are the smaller size, so the same plug that fits your cigarette lighter would be too big to fit in the other
     
Loading...

Share This Page