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Old 01-30-2014, 06:12 PM   #15
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I also have a Naxa. 12volt/110 with built in dvd. Never had a problem. I is light enough I was able to use large suction cups to hang on wall of uhaul.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:16 PM   #16
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The environment fee pays for recycling. All appliances have a charge applied at the point of sale to try to keep stuff out of the land fill.
We also have bottle deposit, but in that case you pay a fee upon purchase and get it back when you bring the empties back. Keeps them out of ditches.
Also have recycling fee on batteries, tires, etc.
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Who gets the $20, the state or the recycler?

Thank you, interested how things work.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:20 PM   #17
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You really don't have to look for a tv that states it will run on AC and DC. If you're using it in a 12VDC environment, that's all you need it to run on. If 110VAC is available, even better, it will be recharging your batteries while running your tv through the charger/converter.

I have used several Jensen brand tvs. These are made for RV's and run on 12 volts.

12 Volt Television - Jensen 12v LCD TV for RV

The reliability and picture quality is remarkable. Check sources other than above for better prices.

OMG: Those are expensive....

For those prices you can buy 2 or 3 flat screen TV's that work on 120 VAC and a small plug in inverter to go with each one of them. Or at least two flat screen TV's that have external power supplies that will work on both voltages.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:32 PM   #18
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The fee goes to the government which uses it to subsidize recycling ( companies ) and programs.
Also have recycling fee on paint, oil and I don't know what else. I take old paint cans to a recycling depot and drop them off, instead of pouring them down the sewer. Works for me, and the fish.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:58 PM   #19
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Thank you for all the replies to my post about the TV. I'm sorry it took so long to write back, but a long day at work and a longer evening carting my kids around!

I think I need to clarify, as I really didn't state why I wanted a 12 V TV. I only have one electrical outlet in my scamp, and didn't want it taken up with a tv/plug. The previous owner installed a 12 V connector (is that what it's called?) I just figured since that is sitting there, why not plug a 12V TV into it so I don't use up my outlet space with another electrical cord? Lord knows my kids will want their cell phones plugged in 24/7. I guess that's why I looked for a 12 V TV. Steve Outlaw, I want to understand your reply, but I really don't have enough knowledge. I won't be "hard wiring" the TV...I really don't understand what you mean because I simply don't have the experience.

Do the Jensen TV's come with a car cord adapter? I guess that's what I'm looking for...again so I won't have to use the electrical outlet "space." Also happy to buy a regular TV that would run off 12V...that's why I posted this thread, so I could learn about some brand names that would work.

I really don't want to go beyond 15" or so, as I have a Scamp 13, and don't want the TV bigger than the trailer...Ha Ha!

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From previous post: Bought a 15" Seiki 16:9 LED, 1360 pixel x 768 pixel, and runs on AC and DC cords ( supplied ).
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Thank you for all the replies to my post about the TV. I'm sorry it took so long to write back, but a long day at work and a longer evening carting my kids around!

I think I need to clarify, as I really didn't state why I wanted a 12 V TV. I only have one electrical outlet in my scamp, and didn't want it taken up with a tv/plug. The previous owner installed a 12 V connector (is that what it's called?) I just figured since that is sitting there, why not plug a 12V TV into it so I don't use up my outlet space with another electrical cord? Lord knows my kids will want their cell phones plugged in 24/7. I guess that's why I looked for a 12 V TV. Steve Outlaw, I want to understand your reply, but I really don't have enough knowledge. I won't be "hard wiring" the TV...I really don't understand what you mean because I simply don't have the experience.

Do the Jensen TV's come with a car cord adapter? I guess that's what I'm looking for...again so I won't have to use the electrical outlet "space." Also happy to buy a regular TV that would run off 12V...that's why I posted this thread, so I could learn about some brand names that would work.

I really don't want to go beyond 15" or so, as I have a Scamp 13, and don't want the TV bigger than the trailer...Ha Ha!

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Just buy a power strip then?

You can then have as many 120v outlets as you would ever need or want.

Or did I not understand what you said?

The deal here is that finding a decent 12vdc TV is nearly as simple as getting a 120vac TV. The brands and quality in general is nowhere as nice and options are so limited that if you can be running on AC and just need the outlet to do so,make more outlets!

On the other hand if you do need it to be 12vdc and only 15" it really does not matter at that size they will truly all be about the same so just buy the cheapest one that you can find.

The thing many are telling you is that while some advertise the 12vdc as a feature others do run on 12vdc but don't tell you so????

If you go to a store and look at the plug in transformers that power the TV and they say 12vDC on then then you will just need a simple wire adapter to make it work on 12vdc.

Unlike what Bob said,it is rare I have found that if a TV has a transformer that it is a 12vdc transformer,you really need to look to be sure.
I have looked at hundreds of sets over the years and the ones that run on DC is rare and 12vdc even more rare.
I have found several but hardly a majority and rarely better in quality models.

Again though if it is truly as you say above my post here,just buy a power strip and get any cheap 120vac model.

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OMG: Those are expensive....

For those prices you can buy 2 or 3 flat screen TV's that work on 120 VAC and a small plug in inverter to go with each one of them. Or at least two flat screen TV's that have external power supplies that will work on both voltages.

I'm sorry, I didn't see a caveat concern price by the OP.

"I'm writing to see if anybody would be willing to share their experiences and/or make a recommendation for a 12 volt ac dc tv."

I’m sure there are cheaper models than Jensen out there and if they suit your needs, then go for it. I apologize for being financially out of line.
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RE: 12 VDC power cords.

If you do find a 120VAC/12VDC set that doesn't offer a 12 volt power cord, a trip to any electronics supply store with the original power supply should do the trick. Just tell them that you need a cord with a 12 volt Power Outlet plug on one end and a plug that matches whats on the 12VDC end of the power supply on the other.

Vizio doesn't offer such a cord, but Radio Shack does etc.
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I'm sorry, I didn't see a caveat concern price by the OP.

"I'm writing to see if anybody would be willing to share their experiences and/or make a recommendation for a 12 volt ac dc tv."

Iím sure there are cheaper models than Jensen out there and if they suit your needs, then go for it. I apologize for being financially out of line.

Neither do I have any idea about the op's price concerns might be. I was just commenting on the much higher prices for the Jensen 12 VDC only sets.

But, I am guessing that most on this site tend to be on the thrifty side when possible. Of course we could always take yet another poll.....
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Jensen products are built for marine/wet/ environments. They seal the electronics with paraffin to keep moisture away from the components. Their chassis is normally metal and can withstand the vigors or bumpy roads. That said, try putting your household tv in your backseat and see how long it will operate.
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Jensen products are built for marine/wet/ environments. They seal the electronics with paraffin to keep moisture away from the components. Their chassis is normally metal and can withstand the vigors or bumpy roads. That said, try putting your household tv in your backseat and see how long it will operate.
Great idea,I do it all the time as do all of us unless we get the Jensen set!

It is mostly marketing hype and not worth the extra money from my experience.

I have rarely seen any newer LCD TV fail in an Egg.
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I have rarely seen any newer LCD TV fail in an Egg. probably because most owners will remove their tv over the winter and remove them and stow away in a safe spot while in transit. LCD's tv can freeze in the winter, they recommend 40-100 F for lcd. The newer LED televisions are not subject to temperature changes and are a lot lighter. Therefore they can be left on the mount year round, no issues.
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Jensen products are built for marine/wet/ environments. They seal the electronics with paraffin to keep moisture away from the components. Their chassis is normally metal and can withstand the vigors or bumpy roads. That said, try putting your household tv in your backseat and see how long it will operate.
As soon as you mentioned "Marine" I knew why the Jensen TV's were so expensive.

I have lost count of how many flat screen TV's (at least 15?) I have mounted in Motorhomes and trailers, both for my self and customers, everyone of them a "Household" type TV, and I have only seen one fail, and that happened when the owner made a new 12 VDC power cable and wired it backwards. It was an early, analog only, Samsung flat screen and didn't like that one bit.

BUT>>> I can see a need for the Jensen water proofing in sticky's, as they do "occasionally" leak...... LOL
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