LCD TV/DVD running straight off 12 Volt (14.3v) Batteriies.

Submitted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 11:41
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Am going to connect our Teac LCD TV/DVD straight to our 12 volt batteries via the usual cigarette lighter plug and socket.

Noticed our Solar System got the Batteries up to 14.3 volts. Is this voltage going to shorten the life of the TV/DVD or should I be connecting some form of 12 volt stabiliser between the Batteries and the TV/DVD.

If so what is the best value/money unit and where to purchase.

Peter.
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 12:11

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 12:11
Hi Peter,
If the TV is advertised/specified as operating off a car's 12v system, then it will be able to take the max voltage which could appear in a car's system; ie, up to about 15v. The TV will have a regulator in it which will convert the 12-odd volts to the different voltage rails it needs within. Therefore, you shouldn't need an extra regulator.
cheers,
Gerry
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 15:57

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 15:57
Hi
Note what Gerry said
If it is advertised & specified as suitable for VECHICLE use & especially if it is supplied with a 12v cord then it should be ok .
However don't ask the store sales man ,I have put many to the test & have been told "yes it works on 12v".
They are not aware of the damage that can be done to a devise which has been designed to run on 12v not up to 14.5 /15v [25% overvoltage]
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 16:22

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 16:22
Peter,
J Car sell those voltage adjusting thingies - they are not expensive. I use one between my laptop and my ciggy lighter.
Willie
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Follow Up By: PeterInSa - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 17:09

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 17:09
Teac, sell a 12volt cord for this model.

Thanks Peter
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Follow Up By: Russ n Sue - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 17:12

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 17:12
Read the manual. The specifications section will tell you exactly the Voltage range it will work for.

Cheers

Russ
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