tv cord amps

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 06:38
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I have a 12 volt tv which uses 3.3amps. For some reason it won,t operate using a 5 amp lead into a cigiret socket............. which was recommended by the salesman. It works on a .5 lead Is thus dangerous and what amp should we use? Thanks john
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 07:37

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 07:37
G'day, I would check the 5 amp lead is in fact working.......... maybe faulty?
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Follow Up By: johno59 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 07:42

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 07:42
Thanks John. I reckon u may be right.It doesn,t make sense. I am going to return it to the store and try a new one. What a great site this is.Fairly new to it. Have had lots of great advice thanks again.
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Reply By: SuperGrover - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 09:07

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 09:07
I had a similar problem and needed a heavier lead. The TV might run at 3.3 amps but the initial startup for a second may need more. If the current is not available the voltage drops and the tv then needs more current. A little like electric motors they draw more on starting than their rated nameplate.
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Reply By: johno59 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 18:58

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 18:58
Thanks Guys ,had a look at the fuse and it was broken. (A new Item from Dick Smiths ???) It now works OK thanks again
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