Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2018, 12:15 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
LinandLen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 347
Help! Jensen flat panel 12v adapter cord melted!

Our power cord to our Jensen flat panel kept on pushing out from the outlet and tonight it melted! I think it may be a faulty power cord from some previous 2016 posts we found on this problem. Now there is melted plastic inside our outlet and not sure if we have to replace the whole outlet or not. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3895.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	242.0 KB
ID:	180587Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3896.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	242.0 KB
ID:	180588
__________________

__________________
Linda and Lenny
2016 Forester 2861DS
1995 Jamboree 31N (2000)
1979 Tioga 25' bunkbed (first RV in 1992)
LinandLen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 07:35 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: KY
Posts: 11
FishRich

Had the same problem minus the outlet deal. The repair shop we took it to called the company and they replaced it and so far no problems. Ours was covered so it was free.The socket should be just 2 screws to remove then 2 wires and you may be able to find the socket in an Auto parts store.
__________________

FishRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 08:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SW PA
Posts: 650
If you are unable to clean/scrape out the melted plastic from the 12 volt power socket you will need to replace the plate. That plate is also the 12 volt power supply booster amp for your OTA antenna.
You can find it at most RV supply houses or of course Amazon.
Be sure to note the coax and power connections when you remove the existing plate. You should have the power feed and 3 coax cables to the rear of the plate.

As far as the plug on the cord, you can replace it with a standard replacement plug that you can obtain at any auto parts store. There is nothing special about the Jensen factory plug.
__________________


2017.5 Forester 3051S
2016 Honda Accord
Steve-W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 09:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Duckogram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,208
My primary concern would be to determine why the plug melted in the first place.
__________________
ILB ( | )
Duckogram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 12:58 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 55
Ours did the same thing. Dealer replaced.
patsylou2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 01:13 PM   #6
Denver To Yuma In 90 Days
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Posts: 3,882
Iíve had several of those cigarette lighter adapters come unscrewed in the front...a couple of them melted!

I make a habit of checking the tip every so often and screw it back in if needed.
JohnD10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 10:44 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Splitshaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 273
Red Hot Lighter Socket

I always unplug my two 12V flat panel TVís when not using, I donít like them standby powered up when not needed. And shoving the spring loaded plug tip back in the socket helps insure a good connection when the TVís are put back in use. A poor connection can cause resistance that causes a lot of heat. It would be wonderful if the industry could come up with something better than a loose-fitting socket that was designed in the great depression for a cigarette lighter to pop out of when it got red hot!
Splitshaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2018, 11:13 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: SO-CAL
Posts: 380
I just checked ours in the bedroom and the ground came off of it. ours is just the 12v outlet. so check the back side of it, that could be the problem. the arcing is what might have caused it. good luck.
__________________
RETIRED U.S. NAVY
2017 FORESTER 3051S
IN SO-CAL
Philkaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 08:42 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Forester Fred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Live Free or Die
Posts: 380
Mine did the same thing. I never leave it plugged in now unless I'm watching TV.
__________________

2015 Forester 2301 - Chevy
Skip & Deb
Forester Fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 10:17 AM   #10
2016 GTS Sunseeker 2430S
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 41
Ours did the same thing in our 2016 Sunseeker. Replaced.

Thanks for the suggestion to unplug when not in use. We will do that!
Gizmosmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 05:51 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Amite, Louisiana
Posts: 100
In our 2017 3010DS we unplug the bedroom and outside TV but canít get to the plug for the living room TV. Anyone have this model and figured out how to unplug it?
__________________
Kim
bayoubelle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2018, 01:21 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
LinandLen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 347
We just received the new cord, plugged it in, and no go. Iím so bummed as this will not be possible for us to repair unless we unhook from where weíre staying and drive to some repair shop. Weíre not handy and donít know anything about electrical stuff. Iím assuming the outlet plate is blown. Unless someone here could give us step by step dummy instructions on how to replace this plate.
__________________
Linda and Lenny
2016 Forester 2861DS
1995 Jamboree 31N (2000)
1979 Tioga 25' bunkbed (first RV in 1992)
LinandLen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2018, 01:51 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
LinandLen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 347
We unscrewed the plate, scraped the plastic out, screwed the plate back on and noticed the green booster amp light did not turn on. We unscrewed the plate again and hubby noticed a wire had come loose. He reconnected it and now everything works. Hopefully this new power cord wonít burn up! Weíve always unplugged the TVs when we had our motorhome in storage. We figured there was a drain on the batteries when these TVs were on standby even while using the battery cut off switch. Thank you everyone for your help.
__________________

__________________
Linda and Lenny
2016 Forester 2861DS
1995 Jamboree 31N (2000)
1979 Tioga 25' bunkbed (first RV in 1992)
LinandLen is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jensen

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 PM.


×