Hymer 12v Socket-always live-?OK

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  1. DrRogerRam

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    Hi,

    We have a 12v cigar type socket for the tv on the offside of our LHD Hymer.

    I'm keen to use a Revo radio (mains only) through an inverter when we are driving or or off hook-up. Would prefer to have a new 12v connection either on the nearside at the front or in the double bed area at the rear presumably fuse-protected.

    The reason is that the Revo is FM/DAB & internet radio connected-quite complicated to tune & don't fancy doing this every time.

    Wondering whether this would be feasible and safe.

    I guess as an alternative I could get a rechargeable battery with a mains plug. Charge it when we are on hook-up & leave radio plugged in when we are driving.

    As a non-techie the alternative would be easy & I guess the former is best for our local dealer to sort.

    Thanks,

    Roger
     
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    Hello Roger

    Another option could be to get a power supply from Maplins or similar, although you say the Revo is mains powered it will almost certainly be powered through a transformer

    I bought a laptop charger powered via a 12V socket, without needing a separate inverter

    You just need to confirm the input voltage, my power supply came wit a bout 50 different connectors and cost about £20 fro Maplins

    You might even find there is enough cable in total not to need a new socket, presuming you an run the leads out of the way somewhere

    David
     
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    Roger, you seem to be suggesting the your Revo radio loses its memories unless it's always connected to a live feed. Is this really the case? My dab radio remembers all its presets as do most (?all) mains portables with presets.
     
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    Thanks, for that. I guess I could use a charger to power it. In our Hymer tho' the tv, the tv 'column' and those live sockets are all on the left side of the doorway together with a drop-down table for the kitchen. It's all a bit cluttered and busy! I could run the charger cable underneath the carpet to the table though.
     
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    I think I'll have to contact their tech support to ask the question. I know our mains DAB alarm retains its radio and alarm after being disconnected. If the Revo did that would be great & no problem. I guess when we get on the site where we'll be living for a while I'll have to re-tune the internet radio anyway once we use mobile wifi.

    Thanks,

    Roger
     
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    I've now discovered that the Revo and our DAB alarm retain their settings even when disconnected. The Revo even retains its internet radio settings. All sorts of good stuff there-like Jazz, Classic Rock & Classic Comedy-'The Navy Lark' & various Sid James radio programs-I'm old enough to remember them live on the old Light Program I think it was called.

    Anyway-panic over!

    Roger
     
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