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  1. Wildbill

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    what size inverter to run 14" flat-screen TV and satellite receiver
     
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    A 150W Maplin type should be ok.

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    http://www.maplin.co.uk/150w-24v-inverter-228609

    These can regularly be had on "promo" for £20, the one I bought also had an USB power out socket as well..

    Does the TV not already run off 12v DC via a transformer, in which case you could connect it directly?


    ps note I attached the 24V link :Doh: It should of course be 12V....:Doh:
     
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    i am a bit of a tight arse it normal domestic one :Smile:
     
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    I also use 150W inverter to power TV, freesat box, DVD player, max draw on batteries in sat mode is only 4.75 amps so battery does ok for six hours a night, 80W solar puts most of it back in during the winter and all of it in the summer.
     
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    Look on the back of your TV and it should have a label stating the amount of watts it uses..
    Something like a Sky receiver 12 -15 watts..

    My cheapo 16" LED TV from Asda mains only was 20watts.
    The 150 Inverter shown above is ample, I have one and use it for lots of things..
     
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    A lot of supermarket and other cheaper brand TV's can easily be converted to 12vdc if you've got a friend or whatever into electrickery.:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Then it would be even less of a drain on leisure batteries given inverters are at best only 75-80% efficient.
     
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