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Hi guys,
I've been thinking for a while now of mounting my 19" LCD DVD tv into my Caravelle.
It's one of these:
http://www.ciao.co.uk/Umc_S_19_7__6723201
It has a transformer in the power lead that steps it down to 12v and has a current draw of 5amps. If I adapt an LCD monitor mount like this one:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=99665
so that I can mount it onto the roof of my caravelle, do you think this set up should work OK?. I dont have a leisure battery fitted so would this tv be too large a current draw for the battery to cope with?. I'm not against the idea of fitting a leisure battery but just not sure if I would need to or not.
The tv weighs only 4.7kgs and has VESA 100 mounting specification.
Thanks for any help you can giveT:
Alan.
 

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Right, I've just tried the tv in the 'velle and it works a treatT:T:T:.
The power supply to the tv when it's plugged in the mains supplies 60watts at 5amps, the power socket in the 'velle says maximum of 180watts and is protected by a 15amp fuse. Assuming I had a fully charged battery, approx how long could I run the tv before the battery would run flat?. Also, if I only use the tv when the engine is running, is there a chance that the alternator would not provide enough juice to supply the tv and charge the battery?.
Sorry for all the questions, I just need an electrical type person to help me out;).
Cheers, Alan.
 

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I have only tried it with the engine off so I'll try again with the engine running and hope it doesn't go BANG:gl.
I'll post a few pics soon for you guys to look at. If it all works out OK,then I'll have a twin 7" screen dvd player for sale in the classifieds section;).
Alan.
 

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Finally got some pics of my TV.
I bought an aerial from Maplins for using the freeview tuner and it's not too bad a picture. Depends on the signal strength where I'll be camping though. Also bought a cut off power supply from Maplins that stops the TV if the voltage drops too low before it flattens the battery. Here is the set up:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KA9xGNowD04iXuwurByT1g?feat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hJNhTvdGyNGs1SbhOowzzg?feat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7wj-rF7SmgQy05CkY1_XVQ?feat=directlink
The kids are happy now and long journeys should be a lot more enjoyable for them.

Alan.
 
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