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time2roll

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Posted: 02/26/19 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My cheap MSW would put lines on the screen. No trouble with GoPower SW.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

BFL13 wrote:

You don't need a PSW inverter to watch TV.

True for modern TVs. Not true for the old CRT style.


Had a 13" CRT in an RV, ran it with MSW inverter ok, but the problem was the big surge when turning on the TV. I don't know if the CRT would have run better with PSW. Love the new TVs with no surge!


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

There are a few stations that broadcast on parts of the old VHF band, but most switched to UHF. Also, most "digital antennas", tune UHF better.
After the analog shutdown, many TV stations moved their digital broadcast down to the VHF band. About 25% of the US TV stations are now broadcasting on VHF. If you want the best reception it is important to get an antenna capable of receiving both VHF and UHF well. About the only RV antenna that fits the bill is the Winegard Sensar IV.


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time2roll wrote:

My cheap MSW would put lines on the screen. No trouble with GoPower SW.
Cheap inverters also tend to get hot. That wastes a lot of battery.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:


There are a few stations that broadcast on parts of the old VHF band, but most switched to UHF. Also, most "digital antennas", tune UHF better.

Remember with digital TV, the "channel number" has nothing to do with the actual frequency they are broadcasting on. The channel number is just there for human convenience/comfort !


There are several hundred stations broadcasting on high and low VHF RF channels 2-13. And more coming as the current FCC channel repack progresses.

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Tough crowd! I was off line for 22 hours, back now [emoticon]

there's a 12V line powering the radio and USB port next to the TV. TV that came with the TT is going to find some other purpose, being a TV in TT isn't one of them [emoticon] Anyway, it looks like the 12V line is wired to 15a fuse.

Thinking of mounting this product where the usb charging ports are, IF I do an inverter
https://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-15095-Charging-Center/dp/B00C88AP7A

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philh wrote:

Tough crowd! I was off line for 22 hours, back now [emoticon]

there's a 12V line powering the radio and USB port next to the TV. TV that came with the TT is going to find some other purpose, being a TV in TT isn't one of them [emoticon] Anyway, it looks like the 12V line is wired to 15a fuse.

Thinking of mounting this product where the usb charging ports are, IF I do an inverter
https://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-15095-Charging-Center/dp/B00C88AP7A


https://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-15095-Charging-Center/dp/B00C88AP7A

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philh wrote:

Tough crowd! I was off line for 22 hours, back now [emoticon]


Some people get quite concerned when a person doesn't reply back within an hour or two. [emoticon]

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There is another recent thread with a poster having issues with a small inverter, which is distant from the batteries, trying to power a bedroom TV over the manufacturer provided wiring

If you want to install a distant ( from batteries) inverter, you are going to need thicker wiring than the manufacturer ran to the Tv area, especially if you plan to plug the inverter into a 12v power port/ciggy receptacle.

NO WAY, did the manufacturer run 10AWG, and even that gauge might not be enough to run a distant inverter powering both a TV and a Laptop with a depleted laptop battery.

And Ciggy plugs and receptacles, are a horrible eletrial connector. You do not want them powering inverters unless the wattage is never going to exceed 40 watts, if that.

The Ciggy plug and receptacle might be ubiquitous and convenient but they are horrible, and it is always best to bypass them in any critical task or when additional voltage drop is going to be a concern.

your linked product is quite expensive for what it is.

Here is a more functional similar unit for ~1/3 the price:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJLX6GR/ref........d_r=88c9c973-3a49-11e9-9b69-bbd1e64c83e8

If you uplug in an inverter into a 12v ciggy receptacle/powerport using the wire guage the factory provided, the included voltmeter will make it obvious that he wire gauge the factory ran is completely inadequate for the load of TV and a alptopm, adn perhaps just the TV itself.

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