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Old 08-05-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Question How much power is needed for satellite tv

I am thinking about getting satellite tv for a motorhome. With only 15 amps while boondocking, it that enough to power the satellite system, tv, lights, etc?
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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I run our whole trailer, minus ac on an eu2000. This includes TV, DVr, and tailgator

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Old 08-06-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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Sure with the generator on, no problem, but I mean using only batteries
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I use a 600 watt Xantrex pure sine wave inverter and have six golf cart batteries and run a 42 inch HD TV, dish 211 reciever and a pathway x2 portable sat dish. I only have 220 watts of solar and it holds its own during full sun. At night I run the onboard around fifteen minutes every seventy five minutes to keep the batteries topped off. The six batteries and 600 watt inverter are overkill for those power demands. I started with a 400 watt inverter and four golf cart batteries. You can do it as long as you don't have a big TV and you keep an eye on your batteries state of charge.


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Old 08-07-2015, 12:10 AM   #5
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Rugersdad, how many amps are you getting without the generator running?
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I am thinking about getting satellite tv for a motorhome. With only 15 amps while boondocking, it that enough to power the satellite system, tv, lights, etc?
Please explain a little more about the 15 amp source you are going to use.
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:32 PM   #7
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I am talking about the entire unit powered only by the batteries, which are recharged each day by solar.
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I am talking about the entire unit powered only by the batteries, which are recharged each day by solar.
The length of time you can run the sat/DVR/TV system is going to depend on the total amp hours your system will deliver and the total amps the set up plus your other devices draw.
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Correct me if I am wrong, I'll assume the tv and satellite system are 110 volt AC which will be fed by an inverter that gets 12 volt DC power and changes it to 110 volt AC for that purpose - 15 amp AC. The TT lights (12 volt DC), fridge and furnace on propane with 12 volt DC for the related control circuits. If this is your setup then you will be just fine provided your battery bank and solar setup keeps up with your usage.
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Jerry I believe I am getting around 15 amps to the battery bank from the solar in full sun.


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