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Old 07-21-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is a way to have power to the TV at night, without having to run the generator all night, if we are boondocking ?? We like the background noise of the TV but really don't want to have to run the generator all night.

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Old 07-21-2019, 02:09 PM   #2
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Get an inverter and plug it into the 12v round socket that should be near the tv hookups.

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Old 07-21-2019, 02:24 PM   #3
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If you are just looking for background noise all night. why not use the radio. If you don't want music choose an all news station.

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Old 07-21-2019, 04:52 PM   #4
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They do make some pretty decent 12 volt TVs, this would be the most efficient option, otherwise a small inverter will work like previously mentioned. They cost a bit more but a pure sine wave inverter is the better investment.
The radio alone is a very good suggestion, but if that's a no-go then see if there's an option in settings to dim the screen as this uses the most power. You also should consider setting the timer to turn the set off in a few hours.
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The inverter would be the quick and dirty way to go. We use one for entertainment when traveling.

If all you need is white noise there are several options. I actually have an app on my cellphone that creates a variety of background noises, plugged into a small speaker it works great. You can buy small white noise machines that you could plug in that will draw a lot less current than a television set, and I have seen battery-powered ones.

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Old 07-23-2019, 10:29 PM   #6
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I changed out the TV over the kitchen counter with a Samsung smart TV. It has screen mirroring for tablets and phones. I put a 12V outlet under the lip of the counter and use a small inverter to power it when on the road or when we don't have hookups. The TV has only a 27W typical/55W max power consumption.



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