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Post by Ivory55 Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:25 pm

I have been looking on the internet and found that I can get an inverter for our spare 240v tv but I can't understand what size/power inverter I would need to buy for a 19" flat screen tv. Can anyone help me on this please?
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Post by murph Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:40 pm

Our 15 inch TV is rated at 26 watts on that basis any inverter from 100watts upward would be suitable, we have a 150 watt inverter permenantly wired to a wall socket but if you do this make sure you fit a switch in the feed wire as they will draw power whenever they are switched on even if there is nothing connected to them, and an inverter will use quite a bit of power just to run itself .


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Post by Ivory55 Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi Brian

We just wanted to use our spare home tv rather than spending out on a 12v tv at the moment. It is our intention, eventually, to stay on CL sites but we will initially be staying on larger sites with electric hook-ups until we are used to motorhoming (we are newbies). Just trying to save ourselves a few 'bob' so thanks for your help and advice.

Colyn up!
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Post by breakaleg Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi Colyn,
We did the same as you, bought a 150 watt from aldi for £30.00, ours had a cooling fan on it, what frankly, got on my nerves, so we bought a 12 volt tv, bliss.
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Post by Ivory55 Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:39 pm

Thanks Pete, sounds like we'd best start saving for a 12v

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Post by murph Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:12 pm

If you look close enough at many small TVs they are not 240 volt anyway if they have a box of some sort fitted in the lead it is worth checking the voltage on the specification plate on the box or TV, as the box is obviously a transformer to change the voltage and the voltage could be 12 volt and could be used in the van without the transformer.


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Post by cal Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:06 pm

Hi Colyn,
I used ti have an invertor on the old van but left it in when I changed - a friend sold me a 15" Flatscreen for £50 which was as descibed above a 240v but is actually a 12V TV that used a transformer plugged into 240v. I bout a wee 100W inverter reduced in Tesco (one of the cup holder types) for £15 which I use for the very very odd time that I need to run my Laptop on a CL with no hook up

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Post by Ivory55 Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 pm

Hi Brian and Cal

Thanks for your posts. Colyn has been working overtime and has not had a chance to view them yet but I will let him know.

Jill smile!
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Post by Altech Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 pm

I've just been to Comet an hour ago and in the 'To Clear' area I found a 15" flat screen (12v input) reduced to £45. When I enquired about I asked the salesperson if the power supply was with it. She didn't even realise that it needed one and could not find it. I said I'd take it if they could reduce it a bit more and got another £5 off. So it's worth looking out in the larger electrical goods suppliers bargain corner, I've seen a few in Curry's as well.
Incidentally the power supply from an old flat screen computer monitor delivers the right current and voltage for the tv.

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Post by Anne Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:42 pm

You guys really are great. You have saved me splashing out on a new TV, as when I checked the TV in our spare room I found it was a 12v with a transformer. allthumbz Tried it on battery and it works !!!!! topmarks

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