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Old 09-27-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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Televisions With 12V Input

I have started searching for TVs with a 12V input, ones that have the transformer (brick) on the input cable that plugs into 120V AC. My preference is 24", though 22" would work too. I don't want an RV specific model with 12V only, as it would be nice to have the flexibility of using 120V when available.

The only one I have found so far is the Insignia 24" 1080p LED TV (NS-24D510NA17). It kinda paled in image quality compared to the backlit LED models beside it. I imagine on it's own it might not be that bad. It is on sale right now, as they seem to be clearing them out.

I phoned a couple places in town, and nobody has a TV with a 12V input. One very helpful chap at London Drugs knew right away what I wanted, and said they used to have at least 3 models with it, but now have none.

I have tried a Google search, but could really find no information on models with the 12V input.

I have heard of Samsung TVs with this 12V input, but all the ones I saw (which looked great) had 120V into the TV.

I know others here have said they have one of these 12V input TVs, and was wondering just what model they have, or if anyone knows of a TV that would fit the bill.

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Old 09-27-2016, 11:46 AM   #2
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I have started searching for TVs with a 12V input, ones that have the transformer (brick) on the input cable that plugs into 120V AC. My preference is 24", though 22" would work too. I don't want an RV specific model with 12V only, as it would be nice to have the flexibility of using 120V when available.

The only one I have found so far is the Insignia 24" 1080p LED TV (NS-24D510NA17). It kinda paled in image quality compared to the backlit LED models beside it. I imagine on it's own it might not be that bad. It is on sale right now, as they seem to be clearing them out.

I phoned a couple places in town, and nobody has a TV with a 12V input. One very helpful chap at London Drugs knew right away what I wanted, and said they used to have at least 3 models with it, but now have none.

I have tried a Google search, but could really find no information on models with the 12V input.

I have heard of Samsung TVs with this 12V input, but all the ones I saw (which looked great) had 120V into the TV.

I know others here have said they have one of these 12V input TVs, and was wondering just what model they have, or if anyone knows of a TV that would fit the bill.

Thanks,
Jim
Hi: Jim Bennett... We have a 120V 19" Toshiba TV w/built in DVD player in our trailer. We also have a 75/ 60W continuous plug in converter (10 bucks on sale at Can. Tire) that goes into the 12V socket by the door. It puts out enough juice to power up the TV any where. You just need to unplug the converter if not using the TV as it will continue to draw juice for the cooling fan, from the battery. Alf
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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Hi: Jim Bennett... We have a 120V 19" Toshiba TV in our trailer. We also have a 75/ 60W continuous plug in converter (10 bucks on sale at Can. Tire) that goes into the 12V socket by the door. It puts out enough juice to power up the TV any where. You just need to unplug the converter if not using the TV as it will continue to draw juice from the battery. Alf
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I was hoping to skip this route, but the more I look, the more it seems that this is likely what I will have to do if my search does not turn up any good results.
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Here's a decent Samsung with a 14VDC power brick that will run on 12 volts. I had to make up my own 12VDC cable. I think it was rbryan from this forum who pointed it out in another thread.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Here's a decent Samsung with a 14VDC power brick that will run on 12 volts. I had to make up my own 12VDC cable. I think it was rbryan from this forum who pointed it out in another thread.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It seems there is no 24" model that I was hoping to find. Plus, it is not listed on Samsungs website. I wonder if it is a discontinued model.
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We do the same thing Alf does with the converter and plug into cigarette lighter/usb outlet we added right by the tv.
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I can't guarantee the current model will work but this one does - but it is only 22".

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I can't guarantee the current model will work but this one does - but it is only 22".

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Currently unavailable on amazon.ca, but will look closer later. I have to run out for a few hours right now.
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Hi Jim, we've been using a Naxa 22" NDT-2252 12v TV from Amazon for the past year in our 5.0TA. Excellent picture, 1080P resolution, built-in DVD player & came with the 120v brick. The internal speakers are inadequate for these old ears so we use a Bluetooth speaker. ETI mounted brackets for the arm at the dinette next to the fridge and at the foot of the bed passenger's side. Only use the bed mount, good for the bed and dinette.
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We do the same thing Alf does with the converter and plug into cigarette lighter/usb outlet we added right by the tv.
Same here. Used it once but if boondocking runs the batteries down . Now if have hookups , use TV . Really like to be outside or if inside play games, read . TV isn't that important when camping to us . But the TV we have is cheap with a great picture , but not going to cry if something happens to it . Paid 135.00 when bought . Pat
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