DVD Running Off Car Battery

Submitted: Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:50
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Kids have a DVD player and want to run it off standard 4x4 battery (the car) when no other power source available
How long could I run it (coservatively)?
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:54

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:54
What type of DVD player? Is it a 240v domestic type or a portable one? What does the manual say about power consumption? Watts? How big is your car battery? Is the car diesel or petrol? Are you running anything else? Lights? Fridge?
Is the screen built into the player or are you using a seperate one?
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Follow Up By: WDR - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:10

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:10
see response on site
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Reply By: WDR - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:05

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:05
3.5L Petrol Jackaroo
Not running anything else at the same time
Portable all in one 7" laptop from Dick Smith
Connects via cig lighters
Kids have lost the $#%$# book so I don't know what it draws
Has a rechargable battery whih lasts about 1.25 hours
Can be charged from 240V or 12V car as we drive

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:16

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:16
Should go all night without flattening your battery... I looked them up on their site but it didn't have any current draw.... Can't imagine it being much more than 1amp @ 12vdc... I might be wrong, but others will comment.

The battery in your Jack, what at least a 500CCA?? Probally would be, the petrol Jack wouldn't take tooooo much to start. I don't think you'd have a problem at all.
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:43

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:43
you have no problems running this off the 12v system of your vehicle - don't have it connected when starting just in case it spikes - you never know and i'm not sure just how good the components are inside the dvd. rgds
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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:59

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:59
I have 2 screens running infa red head sets and sound coming out of vehicle sound system , run movies fridge gps all night with never a issue
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:08

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:08
Eric
why do you have infrared headsets when the sound is coming out of the car radio speakers too?
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:15

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:15
If the vehicle is satationary , we use saround sound to watch movies , if I am driving , the kids use the infared head sets not to annoy the driver and i can listen to my music ,

cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 13:39

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 13:39
Doof Dooof Dooooof Dooooffff.......................LOL
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 20:39

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 20:39
:-)
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Reply By: thepilot - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:08

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:08
Hello ..

I have one from Aldi i have an inverter in the car and just run it off that while driving and if i need the laptop i use the 12 volt plug for the DVD . If I know we will be at one place say over night I charge the battery for the dvd on the inverter and just use that when we stop and have never had any problems...

Dave
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 14:30

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 14:30
If its a concern (which it probably shouldn't be) , get a cheapo power pack from Supercheap for about $30.
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 14:52

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 14:52
I have a 40lt Engel +HF on scan & Invertor 300w running a Laptop all on 2nd battery & watched the whole of Monsters Inc with No problems......Abonable!!!!!!!
Hope this helps
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