12v or not help please

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  1. clarify

    clarify Read Only Funster

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    Hi all
    Just got the van out of storage today only bought it last month and need to kit it out ready for summer .
    First question is tv is it best to get a 12v?
    How much does it drain battery ?
    Or is it better to get 240 v and only use when on ehu?
    Dont know what battery on van but nearly new and cost last owner 200 squid
    Also heater in van says able to use while travelling .Is this ok ?
    thanks
    Ray
     
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    HI and welcome are TV is 240 and 12volt i use it on 12volt all the time as if you go wild camping you can have TV on never had any problems
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Get the best of both worlds, have a 240v/12v DC one

    Pyramid 15.6'' Flat Screen Multimedia Television DVD Player
    This 15'' flat screen tv from Pyramid is an ideal addition to any caravan, boat, Motorhome, Home or even Car. This TV has a list of high grade features which you would expect to find on any high grade TV.
    12v/240v power supply (including car cigarette lead)
    Analogue and digital tuner
    Electronic Media Guide (EPG)
    Record facility
    Scheduled record from EPG - never miss a programme!
    16:9 Super black wide screen LCD panel
    USB port and 3 in 1 card reader
    CI Card slot
    HDMI/PC/SCART/S-Video interfaces
    Headphone output
    Integrated stand and carry handle

    USB memory stick or memory card not included


    Specifications:

    Panel

    Display size: 15.6"
    Pixel pitch: 0.285 (w) x 0.285 (h) mm
    Resolution: 1440 (h) x 900 (v) pixels
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Display Colour: 16.2M
    Response Time: 8 ms (typ.)
    Contrast Ratio: 500:1 (typ.)
    Brightness: 300cd/m2 (Typical)
    Viewing Angel: 150 dregree/65 degree (H/V)

    TV

    Analogue TV system: PAL/SECAM
    Analogue audio system: D/K.B/G,I/L
    Digital TV System: DVB-T
    Built-in Tuner: IPCS
    Auto Channel Memory: Yes
    Multi-Language: Yes (English/Spanish/French/Italian/Deutsch)
    MHEG-5 support for United Kingdom: Yes

    DVD

    Video System: PAL/SECAM/NTSC/NTSC4.43
    File Format Support: DVD-Video, DIVX (4.0,5.0), Video CD 2.0, Kadac Picture CD/DVD -R, +R, -RW, +RW Playback, CD -R, -RW Playback, SVCD
    DVD Structure: Slot-in
    Multi Language: Yes (English/Spanish/French/Italian/Deutsch)

    Card Reader / USB

    Memory Card Support: MMC, SD, MS?MS Pro (Not support CF, XD, SM)
    USB 2.0: 1PCS (compatible with USB 1.1)
    File Format Support: MPG, DAT, VOB, AVI, MP3, WAV, JPEG
    Play mode: MEIA PLAYER/MUSIC/IMAGE BROWSER

    Interface

    RF: Yes
    CI Card: Yes
    USB: Yes
    Card Reader (SD/MS/MMC): Yes
    AV: Yes (1group)
    S-Video: Yes
    Scart: Yes
    PC: Yes
    HDMI: Yes
    PC Audio Input: Yes
    Earphone Output: Yes

    Sound

    Stereo: Yes
    Speaker: 3W + 3W
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    a normal 230v tv, up to around 20", generally runs on 12v anyway via a 'black' box in the mains lead so the choice is yours...run on 12v if no hookup and 230v if there is.....though my front 21.5" tv runs on 12v all the time as does the 15" in the bedroom.

    current drain on an LCD tv should be no more than around 2amps.
    if it has a dvd player (running) then double that.

    you could always run a 230v jobby off an invertor but it is a bit more power hungry converting12vdc to 230vac due to losses in the invertor.

    as for the heater...what van is it and what make heater ?
     
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    I use an Akura 16" lcd,freeview,dvd tv which is both 240 and 12v for our van. use with the 12v lead when not on hookup and with the 240 lead when on hookup
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Get the best of both worlds, have a 240v/12v DC one

    Pyramid 15.6'' Flat Screen Multimedia Television DVD Player


    how much Peter ?

    £275...£300...£325 ?

    my 21.5" full 1080 hd, dvd, usb, card reader etc was £229 and the 15" dvd was less than £100
     
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    clarify Read Only Funster

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    van is 2003 hymer 655t and heater is trauma C3402
    Ray
     
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    pablomc Funster Life Member

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    I use the same model. Paid £100 for it and bought a 12volt adapter to use with it from Maplins.
     
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    chatter Read Only Funster

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    They are a good little box this is my second one, my origional akura is about 5 years old now and having travelled all over europe and the uk is still going strong and will become a house tv as i got fed up of having to attach a freeview box and dvd to it in the van this last year plus all the cables and and then dismantle it all for travelling, so bought a new one with both things built in
     
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