TV Adaptor

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    Newbie question 1 of ???????
    I have read that I can get an adapter to run a 'normal' 240v tv through my 12v leisure battery circuit. Is this correct?
    Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated
     
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    Yes....an inverter.

    Converts 12v battery to 230v mains.

    Just enter 230v inverter in eBay.....thousands of them.
     
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    Thanks pappajohn
    Are there any type/make you would recommend, what am i looking for?
     
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    No recommendation on make but for sensitive electronics, laptop, tv etc its preferable to use a pure sinewave version.
    thats as near to the electric in your house as you can get.

    Modified sinewave can damage the electronics.

    A small one suitable for an LVD tv, maybe 100watts, can usually run off a cigarette lighter socket.

    Bigger ones need mch heavier cable....some the thickness of battery cables.
     
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    Thanks again Pappajohn
    I think I need to understand the sockets in my van first.
    I have a 240v standard socket and a 5 amp(?) socket next to it that I presumed were set up for a TV (The aerial socket is next to them as well)
     
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    By 5amp i assume its got two flat holes...one larger than the other ?

    Like this........
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    Or this.....
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    That is a 12v socket
     
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    Does your tv have a black box in the power lead between plug and tv ?

    If it does you can remove the whole 230v lead and buy a suitable 12v lead to connect directly to a 12v supply.
     
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    Just wondering where the replies are to this ?
     
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    Sorry I got carried away looking round ebay (Surprise, surprise!) Yes Pappajohn it looks like the first picture. I haven't bought a TV yet but didnt want to buy one specifically for motorhomes if I can pay £100 less for a standard TV/DVD combo
     
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    We bought a 240v electric tv from Marks and Spencer. Surprise surprise it had a 12v cable with it.
    Just as well as the 240v electric cable has now split so we binned that and use the 12volt all the time.
    It's a 22 inch their own make. £220 2 years ago still going strong.
     
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    1. Best bet then, as you havent bought yet, is get one with the black box in line.
    the bit that plugs into the tv will have a small plug....either pins or a tubular plug.
    the box is a stepdown transformer from 230v to 12v, the same thing as on a laptop, and can be removed.
    buy or make a suitable lead with the correct plugs and just plug into the 12v socket.
     
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    As opposed to a gas tv i suppose. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Thanks all I think i know what to get now
     
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    Good, cos you just ran out of free posts.

    Only ten quid a year to get all the answers you will ever need and just as fast as these were answered.
     
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    Be good if you could get a gas tv!
    save on our power.
     
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