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Old 04-07-2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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The power adapter for the TV is just a 12V wall transformer, so you should be able to build a plug to run it from 12V.

I don't think the manual really mentions that, it's just luck that this model runs from 12V!
ok. i gotcha. if you make that mod at some future date, please post results. some of us would like to know how it works. Thanks for the info.


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Old 04-08-2014, 12:05 AM   #12
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I just bought the same tv.
Just go to Radio Shack or electronic store and buy an adapter like this. Make sure the center of the plug is positive.
You can also hardware the plug. I opted for the cigarette lighter plug so I can use it other places.
It works great along with my homemade coat hanger antenna.
I pick up 17 channels here in the yard and we live on the coast. I left it on for over 15 hours and the battery never even got low.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:10 AM   #13
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12v TV

So I ran after I read this post to my local Best Buy and sure enough the TV runs on a converter (in the plug), but 12v. And Insignia also makes a 24in 12v if you want a slightly larger screen.
Thanks to this post I'm returning my $299 tv I bought last week and will go with the $99 idea. Now I just have to build a 12v plug to run it off my batteries.

Thanks for the post!
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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Great! I haven't even turned mine on yet, but hopefully this weekend I'll try it out in the camper.

I'll have to measure how much power it actually draws. The adapter says it can provide 2.5A, but maybe it's rated higher than the TV actually needs.

15 hours without a noticeable drop in your battery sounds pretty good!
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #15
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According to the manual it's <1 watt on standby and 26 when running which was less than my Jensen from Camper World. (Nother reason I'm switching tv's.)
FYI...it's now dropped in price from $99.99 to $89.99 at Best Buy.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:43 PM   #16
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Y'all gonna make me go get one. I already have 6. 2 in the camper. Wife is gonna croak.

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