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Old 10-11-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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I wired a 12 volt plug into the bedroom to run the tv but it comes on then shuts off. It will work in the trucks cig lighter socket. I just spiced into a light wire so Im thinking not enough power. Can you run to power legs into it to boost the power?
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Probably need to run larger wires to the outlet.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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That sounds like a big pain getting them from the panel to the bedroom
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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What style of TV is it? LED tv's run at an amazingly low wattage.


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Its an LED it does it when running the dvd
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Maybe I'm missing something here, but you did say you spliced into a 12V lighting circuit to run a TV? I'm going under the assumption that the tv is 110V here.
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Ok...is the DVD part of the TV? Also, did you splice in and butt connect or use a t tap? Double check the connections as sometimes the wires are loose or slide halfway out before crimping.


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Ok...is the DVD part of the TV? Also, did you splice in and butt connect or use a t tap? Double check the connections as sometimes the wires are loose or slide halfway out before crimping.


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Yes the dvd is part of the tv and I spliced in and it's a 110v and 12v
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...and it's a 110v and 12v
Ah, just making sure. I knew such an animal existed, just haven't run across one in an RV yet. As suggested, it's very possible that the wire isn't heavy enough to allow sufficient current to flow while the DVD is running also.
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I'm afraid that the others may be right. Might be too far to send sufficient wattage. I have a 24" led @ 35 watts and the blue ray @ 25 watts. Difference is I wired in a 400 watt inverter and run them on 110v. 14 ga wire- max calculated amps is 7.


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