Is this Tv suitable for my camper

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  1. vectian

    vectian Funster

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    My daughter has just given me a Bush 19" HD ready LED TV model No L319LED power consumption 42w, which is now redundant as my granddaughter has a big posh Smart TV.

    Its powered through a transformer and has a 12volt input at the back of the unit.

    As the present Tv system is an old monitor with a Freeview box, and hasn't the right resolution for my lappy to plug into I wish to use this in my camper.

    If I do use this will it drain my leisure batteries as it is meant to be used on the mains.
     
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    How much energy does the monitor consume ? . you should just require a 12volt power cord and away you go .
     
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    Should be OK it will draw about 3.5 amps quite high compared to some LED TV's ( our 19" Cello takes 1.5 amp) no more than the slightly older LCD T V's, also that will be max power, you will probably find in use it will take less than 2.5 amps.
     
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    Be careful plugging into the 12 volt van plug as some telescope object to the possible14 volts. This is easily overcome with a voltage regulator off good old Ebay

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    Thanks all.

    Now just go and get a wall mount for it and we're off then
     
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    Hi.would a voltage regulator allow the Tv to be used while the van is driving And the batteries being charged.
    Also any chance of a link.
    On my phone and eBay search gives me thousands of matches.
    Thanks
     
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    Yes is the answer assuming that is what you want to do. Search 12 volt stabilizer on eBay I agree there are lots at £20 plus, the only thing you need to be concerned about is if the jack plug is compatible With your television
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    It would be handy to put on a dvd for the kids while travelling,but I have read that changes in voltage coming from the batteries can vary and damage a tv.
    The question is ,how do you find out without doing damage.
    My power lead has a 4 pin din connection but thank you for putting me on the right track.
     
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    image.jpg We just use the tv from my eldest's bedroom via a cheap inverter ..Didn't see the point in buying another 12 v tv after the last one died. We use it on the move via the 12 v outlet on the dash.
    I know people will say its a waste of battery power converting to 240 v but with 2 batteries and solar pannels I'm not worried .I use the inverter when wilding and no probs as yet.The inverter also comes in handy using low power items that aren't 12 v compatible.
     
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