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Old 02-08-2016, 11:33 PM   #11
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I'm ordering one of these which will give me a 12v receptacle, 2 USB charging ports and a voltmeter.
Can be purchased on Amazon under different brands for less than $20.
Going to mount it on the cupholder board at back of sofa.
If the voltmeter is always on, wouldn't that be a DC current draw? I suppose a small one (I saw suggestions of 1-10ma) but still it would be constant.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:46 PM   #12
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If the voltmeter is always on, wouldn't that be a DC current draw? I suppose a small one (I saw suggestions of 1-10ma) but still it would be constant.
Yes, it would be on. However, I like to add switches to all of these things to cut parasitic draw however small it might be. That silly blue annoying LED light for the USB ports above the dinette now has a switch next to it to turn on when in use. Will do the same for the one I showed earlier. I want to see what the total amp draw with be and get the appropriate switch. Mainly because of the 12v receptacle, not sure if 10 or 15 amp is needed. Plus I can wire it off the 8 or 10 awg wire I'm going to use to hardwire my inverter.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:08 AM   #13
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Yes, it would be on. However, I like to add switches to all of these things to cut parasitic draw however small it might be. That silly blue annoying LED light for the USB ports above the dinette now has a switch next to it to turn on when in use. Will do the same for the one I showed earlier. I want to see what the total amp draw with be and get the appropriate switch. Mainly because of the 12v receptacle, not sure if 10 or 15 amp is needed. Plus I can wire it off the 8 or 10 awg wire I'm going to use to hardwire my inverter.

Very well considered and explained. Thank you.


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Old 02-09-2016, 12:38 AM   #14
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Doesn't the TV play through the coaches surround sound if you want? Just wondering why add the sound bar.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:27 AM   #15
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sgtlm17, Without running a wire from the TV out to the dashboard radio it doesn't play through the Surround. Plus, the surround system is wired for you to be siitting facing fore and aft (front to back) rather than side to side (as our coaches are set up. Therefor you will have front and rear speakers acting like left and right speakers and not sound the same at all.

It will take me awhile, but I will eventually get rid of the Jensen dash crap radio/nav system and replace with something that works and is visible without having to turn my head completely to see the screen (try navigating in traffic with the existing lousy system). My Garmin is stuck to the windshield so I can keep my eyes on the road not the screen.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:16 PM   #16
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My unit has a red/white RCA plug going out from the TV to the head unit, I have to set the "variable audio" on the TV and set the balance on the head unit to rear. I thought it sounded pretty good with the subwoofer and the rear speakers are nice if you're working in the kitchen.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:18 PM   #17
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AncientMariner, is this true with the system?
1. Playing a DVD thru the Jensen dash radio will produce Suround sound thru the overhead speakers.
2. Watching OTA TV and Satellite will have sound coming from TV's speakers only. Or can those RCA plugs at the TV be changed to produce sound from overhead speakers??
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:30 PM   #18
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I thought it worked this way
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=3&theater
Although I don't know if this still applies for the new coach radio unit. This was when everything operated from the dash unit.
Even still a sound bar sounds like an easy and better solution.
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Wow sgtim I had no idea. I'll have to give this a try on my 3051S. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:58 PM   #20
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2801 USB charging station

That's exactly how it works on my unit, and I get surround on DVD's and OTA TV. When you change to fixed and turn the speakers off anything playing on the TV comes through the RCA out to the surround. I play movies in surround directly from my laptop thru the HDMI plug.
Also not to clear at the end of the video but the front-rear fader is set to full rear.


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