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Old 04-05-2016, 08:47   #16
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Re: Television/DVDs off shore power?

Flat panel TV (of modest size) takes very little power. The specs of your device should include the current draw.

I ran an older samsung 19" flat panel and an old/cheap/thriftshop DVD player off a 150watt cheapo inverter from a single 12volt group 27 battery (also cheap). My kids would watch hours and hours of dvds, and there was always lots of volts left over.

You are better off if your devices can use 12volts directly, rather than use 12vdc inverted to 120volts AC transformed back to low voltage DC again....all those devices and all those power losses for nothing.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:25   #17
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Re: Television/DVDs off shore power?

If you are only using it for a DVD player (and not as a TV) look at an IPS monitor. The Dell 27" UltraSharp, for instance, runs between 18 and 60W (1.5 to 5A @ 12V) with reviewer measured average draw of 24W (2A). You'll have to spend some money, so saving power has to have that value to you, but IPS monitors right now are the least power hungry displays (unless you want to spend the money on OLED).

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Old 04-05-2016, 14:51   #18
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Re: Television/DVDs off shore power?

For me DVD's are from a bygone era.

I have a 24" led TV with an Apple TV box in combination with a HDD loaded with hundreds of recorded movies and TV episodes.

The whole setup needs only 36 watt and I run it off an inverter.

I also get free to air TV reception but there is nothing worth watching.

This combination works well uses minimal power and is not very expensive.

Needless to say, but for the benefit of the jokers on here the Apple TV is for when I'm in a marina with internet connection while the pre recordings are for out at sea where there is no reception. And yes it is untethered from Apple running Kodi.

Maybe we should think of a movie exchange system! There must be hundreds of movies floating pun intended
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Old 04-05-2016, 15:20   #19
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Re: Television/DVDs off shore power?

This TV/DVD Combo is also an option - added advantage it will play movies TV shows from USB as well. Works well off 12 Direct, or 240/120 whith AC adapter.
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Re: Television/DVDs off shore power?

Easily doable on a 12v system with solar charging, just make sure you check the TV's specs and understand amp/watt/volt relationships. Here's a handy calculator.

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