leaving tv on

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Does anyone leave tv and dvd on standby when out shopping?

    WE full time in our van and usually take the bus or cycle to town, depending on the weather and sometimes when we forget leave it on standby, we usually switch off especially when leaving Susie our yorkie behind for a few hours.
     
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    I left the tv on one evening when we on a CC site a couple of weeks ago.....and as we walked away to go and do the washing up I clicked the alarm on with the remote.

    Got 100 yds and the alarm went off !

    I think the sensors picked up the sound inside. So I shant be doing it again.

    barry
     
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    Most older TVs on standby are using about 10% of the power that they would when they were on, some newer ones are very efficient in standby. I think its good practice to turn it of at the set, but nothing to worry about if you occasionally forget. Full timers need to be even more acutely aware of fire risks than others, so leaving things on standby is probably not a good idea. At home I have the remote control plugs, push one button at bedtime and everything is off :thumb:
     
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    We always turn the tv off fully......as an ex fire fighter I can say there is always a possible fire risk with a set on standby apart from wasting electric.
     
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    As everything in my van is 12 volt and I rarely if ever have hookup I always switch everything off that am not using.
     
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    Alway's swith off and also unplug from 12v socket :Eeek:
     
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    So do we!
     
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    yes I'm a switcher offer too! :thumb:
     
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    always turn off whats is the point of wasting money plus the fire risk a lot to loose if it should go up in flames
     
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    we use the same remote plugs - great

    we use the remote plugs from Maplin and hit the remote to close them all down.. great bit of kit.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    I also turn off the water pump when out.....dont want 70 gallons of water sloshing about the floor when I get back :Doh:
     
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    I always turn off 12V and water before leaving the van or going to bed, have been doing that eversince starting fulltiming but did that (and shutting off the toilet) when I lived on my boat, made a habbit of checking the moorings every evening and a quick lookaround, have done that eversince, well, not the moorings ofcourse. Happy travels, Hans.
     
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