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Old 03-05-2012, 10:34   #16
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Re: Converting small tv to 12 volts

The 'brick' output may well be 12v AC or 12v clipped AC. With the ac to dc rectifier being in the tv.


How about a simple INVERTER...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:07   #17
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Re: Converting small tv to 12 volts

Assuming you guys n gals run Laptops have you ever thought about using your laptop for tv ? not the crap they advertise as 'free tv' on the internet. There's a programme called PC TV and it's maybe 20 bucks or so, once the programme is installed on your Laptop, simply plug the dongle into a USB , plug your tv antennae into the end of the dongle, hit search and bingo, the system works pretty well worldwide(assuming there's a tv signal and of course it saves cluttering up the boat.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:18   #18
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Re: Converting small tv to 12 volts

We do that in the cabin all the time, but we have the sharp in the V berth in front of the anchor locker, with speakers and it makes a really nice little cinema ; -)
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We do that in the cabin all the time, but we have the sharp in the V berth in front of the anchor locker, with speakers and it makes a really nice little cinema ; -)
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Yer crackin me up Dave.

We bought our Cal for $2500. We have done all the work on her ourselves. We have maybe spent 6k on equipment, supplies tools etc.

The Sharp TV and speakers and a little DVD player I picked up for 40 bucks at a swap meet.

I don't need any help on sailing cheaply.
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Re: Converting Small TV to 12 volts

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I think I learned something from your thread.
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