tv/sat/12v/240v/ a little advise please

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  1. Leswil

    Leswil Read Only Funster

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    Hi I am a newbie having just bought a 2005 Bessacarr E745.
    The old owner did not explain all I need to know and it may be I am not doing things right.
    1, Old owner had a sky box installed with a £20 sky card. They generally only stayed only on hook up sites , no wild camping.
    I want to fit a Freesat box instead of the sky box, I plugged my 240v tv into what I think is a 240v socked ( it took a standard 240v plug) after I hooked it up to my house electrics.
    The tv lit up but then went out. I replaced the fuse (5 amp) but it is now dead, so I have had to hand it in for repair. The question is, what did I do wrong? I need to know to avoid a repair bill every time I try it. There is no real hints in any of the manuals supplied with the vehicle.

    Any suggestions anyone? They will be much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Les:thumb:
     
  2. jonandshell

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    You don't sound as if you have done anything wrong.
    Do other 240v appliances work from the 240V motorhome sockets?
     
  3. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Try a lamp as suggested to you on an earlier thread. much less costly to replace a bulb. If that
    does not work check the fuses. If it blows the bulb then see an auto electrician. I am not the electrician in the family but could there be a problem with the hook up lead?
    Oh if the lamp does work..... oy, Jim, where is the head scratching emoticon? Jane :Smile:
     
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    19" 12 volt TV with built in DVD from ebay £100......12 volt freesat box from Maplins £40.
    Job done except for the satellite dish....that's were your problems really start.
     
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    Never fear - help is here! :Smile:
     
  6. Satandpcguy

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    Note that a Sky box, even with no viewing card, gets exactly the same channels as a freesat box.

    So unless you want to change that for a Freesat HD box, or a Freesat PVR, then why bother changing it?
     
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    my understanding is he wants a 12v sat box? so im asuming the sat box at present is not 12v but an ordinary skybox.

    guess we will never know unless he subscribes :RollEyes:
     
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