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Old 07-27-2014, 02:42 PM   #61
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The Jensen is specifically made for RVs and 12 volts. I assume the cord is built to be hard wired in, so either I figure that out or I wire a round plug on it. This seems doable.... ordering now, of course it is twice as much as the one I will be returning. Oh well it is only money right?
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:52 PM   #62
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Do you want a TV that costs twice as much and is built to last a long time, or one that you can afford to replace in a year or two when 4K 3D TVs drop in price to under $200? Not suggesting they will. Just posing the question.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:58 PM   #63
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i just want a tv with a good picture that will work on 12V.... I don't want/need a DVD player....I guess if it had one we could watch the 1000 DVDs we have in the basement though.... I would like an easy installation too.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:56 PM   #64
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Okay, just chatted with Samsung.... the TV is going back to Sears....
What did Samsung have to say? No, this is not allowed?
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:14 PM   #65
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I have that same Samsung TV and use an inexpensive 150 watt inverter to run it. The inverter plugs into the 12 volt outlet in the trailer while the TV plugs into the inverter.

I also use the inverter to run a table radio when I only get reruns of Law and Order on the TV.
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That works, but is less efficient than running direct 12V.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:13 PM   #67
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Some have had good results with a regular 110v household TV and the converter/cord. Some have not. Some of the ones with a built in DC PS and cord also have upgraded electronics that are designed to handle vibration and temperature changes which may occur while being used on the road. I would go with the one designed for travel/rv use. Personal preference.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:42 PM   #68
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I have found a Jensen TV that is 12V, but comes with a "blunt cut 12 volt cord" how do I make that work in my cigarette lighter plug?
That means a cord that has the right connector for the TV on one end, and the wires just end with no connector on the other end. This sort of cord is usually intended for permanent wiring into a 12 VDC circuit in the vehicle, but you could install a lighter-style plug on the end of it, available from Radio Shack and similar stores.

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The Jensen is specifically made for RVs and 12 volts. I assume the cord is built to be hard wired in, so either I figure that out or I wire a round plug on it.
Right - you can add a connector the plain-end ("blunt cut") cord, or use a cord that already has a lighter plug on it.

Permanently connecting the wire so it just protrudes from the cabinet (through a grommet to finish the hole and protect the wires) would be more reliable than a plug connection, but of course is more work and is specific to this TV.

The smaller TV in my motorhome is a 15" 12V Jensen, and it came with the plain-end cord, as well as the AC adapter. Of course, the idiots who made the motorhome powered it from AC, instead of from DC. :
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We had ETI hardwire our Jensen into the Lark's 12v system. The only problem is that when we are traveling, we take the TV down, so there is a power cord dangling out of the wall. It isn't a big deal, but on the Skylark ETI is just installing a 12v socket, and we will wire the cord to a lighter plug.
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Here is my 12v tv/dvd- came with a 12v plug http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and the wall mount http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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