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Old 05-12-2014, 06:23 AM   #1
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12V DVD player in bedroom 3170DS

I am looking for dvd palyer for the bedroom in my 3170DS. Since there is only a 12V outlet on the slide I am limited on options. I was thinking about getting a 12V adapter for an old Play Station 2 and a 12v splitter. It looks like the 19" Jensen draws 3.3A and the play station 5.3A. Does anyone know what the limits are on this outlet?
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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I brough a sony Blu-ray it had a 12 converter .
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:31 AM   #3
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I ran into the same problem as you did with my 3170ds. I just went out and bought a cheap 12V splitter and a converter that converts 12V to 120V. I plugged the Jensen TV into one of the 12V outlets and the converter into the other 12V outlet. Then I plugged a DVD player into the converter, and so far, all seems to be working well. The worst thing that can happen would be a blown fuse, which is very simple to replace. I attached a picture of the converter and 12V splitter I used. Hope this helps! Click image for larger version

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Old 07-17-2014, 06:40 AM   #4
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I had the same inquiry last year. the only thing to be wary of with a splitter is exactly the question you are asking....If you over-load it, it can over-heat and can create a flame. if you are doing what we contimplated, the splitter will be behind the TV concealed by the closet panelling. I too want the confidence that splitting the TV to plug in a DVD player is going to be safe. I have never gotten this assurrance (though nobody has explicitly said "Don't do it" either.

I am leaning towards a combo TV/DVD/Blueray that operates on a 12V....More expensive but less risk.
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Perhaps BClemons could inform us of the make and model of the TV/DVD combo currently being installed on the new models. If I understand previous deiscussion FR has opted for this over the co-axial from the dash unit as most of us have
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I had the same inquiry last year. the only thing to be wary of with a splitter is exactly the question you are asking....If you over-load it, it can over-heat and can create a flame. if you are doing what we contimplated, the splitter will be behind the TV concealed by the closet panelling. I too want the confidence that splitting the TV to plug in a DVD player is going to be safe. I have never gotten this assurrance (though nobody has explicitly said "Don't do it" either.

I am leaning towards a combo TV/DVD/Blueray that operates on a 12V....More expensive but less risk.

I guess you are correct about the flame hazard...I never thought of that before but I'm glad you brought that to my attention. But anyways, when I had my previous motorhome before I bought my Sunseeker, I used an Insignia 32inch 12V tv with a DVD player built in for around $200 and it worked great.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:04 AM   #7
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I have a Sony BDP-BX320 that has a 120 volt adapter that changes it to 12 volt. According to the spec sheet it draws just under 10 watts with the adapter. I also have a Vizio E-Series E241i-A1 24-Inch that draws 26 watts. Those together are about 3 amps.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:04 PM   #8
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Have the Sony also AND put a 12 volt plug on it and did away with the converter and works fine just use y cable
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Well, currently we are using a Furrioun 12V TV/DVD combo because it was mobile rated. You can't just buy any TV/DVD combo because the DVD does't last long with the vibration.

We were using sky worth for a while (which was Marine based) but I think they kept running us short. So we're now using the Furrion. I met with the owner of the company this week and took at look at their engineering and testing facility. Pretty cools stuff coming from them that is geared towards RV's.
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I did the same thing as DMezz did to power a 120VAC media player up. Put a dc splitter on and never have had any problem. the converter also has a few usb ports on for charging cell phone etc. its a slick setup for viewing all your media formats while drawing little power when boon docking. I use one in the outdoor kitchen also as the Jensen tvs don't play many digital formats. I have a posting on here somewhere that outlines what I use for all.
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