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Old 03-30-2016, 12:59 PM   #11
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I got a 12v outlet also, for a 12v tv.Keep it simple.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:00 PM   #13
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We got a 12 v usb outlet added at the TV location. When off-grid I just plug a small inverter in the 12v outlet and TV works fine without hookups. No need for a trailer wide inverter for us.
If you're new to all this, these small inverters are a good thing to know about. They're cheap ($30 or so) and can be used to convert low power draw 12V appliances like TVs and stereos to 120V. Be mindful that you can deplete a 12V battery pretty quickly with things like toasters and coffee pots.
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Also, inverters use a lot more energy than 12v appliances do, so you will get way less TV watching time out of a 110v TV plugged into an inverter than you will out of a 12v TV running right off of your battery. There are lots of 12v TV's out there. A lot of TV's these days actually run off of 12v but have a 110v to 12v transformer, so you are double-converting your voltages if you are plugging into an inverter.

My friend is an electrical engineer and one time he saw that I had a 110v USB outlet plugged into our inverter and he educated me. He gave me some 12V USB outlets next time I saw him.
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Also, inverters use a lot more energy than 12v appliances do, so you will get way less TV watching time out of a 110v TV plugged into an inverter than you will out of a 12v TV running right off of your battery. There are lots of 12v TV's out there. A lot of TV's these days actually run off of 12v but have a 110v to 12v transformer, so you are double-converting your voltages if you are plugging into an inverter.

My friend is an electrical engineer and one time he saw that I had a 110v USB outlet plugged into our inverter and he educated me. He gave me some 12V USB outlets next time I saw him.
Aren't most TVs 12V LED these days?
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