which tv

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  1. Spade

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    right lads, another question !
    our plan is to use our van for mostly wild camping and we are trying to sort a tv for the van.

    our van has two batteries and a 1000w inverter fitted, plus a solar panel which given its age, is probably not a high wattage.
    SO
    I have two tvs to choose from because of a small budget.

    which would you choose.
    1) a 0ld 14 inch lcd drawing 35 watts but is 12 volt and comes with both 12 v and 220v leads.

    2) a new 19 inch led drawing 18 watts but 220v only, so needs to run through an inverter.

    I have not used a tv in the van when not on hookup.
    the new 19 inch led was a bargain but if it is the wrong choice, I can send it back and keep saving for a better tv.

    thanks for any replies
     
  2. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Use no 2.... A lot better TV, less power even when used with an Inverter.. That may add an extra 20% max to the TV's own 18watts .. So say less than 22watts = 1.83 amps....
    You old tv will draw almost 3 amps...
     
  3. Spade

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    thanks for that Tonka .
     
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    Save for a 240/12v best of both worlds.
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    Option 2 but not used with that 1000 Watt inverter. Alternatively get a proper 12V tv of a size to suit your needs.

    D.
     
  6. Spade

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    Thanks Dave.
    Finding it hard to source a decent tv.
    What do you mean about the inverter?
     
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    In my old self build I had a Polaroid tv from Asda which was 12 volt. I believe they still sell them and very cheap
     
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    use a small 150W inverter instead
     
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