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Old 02-28-2007
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Most of the less expensive, non-marine use LCDs are not daylight readable, require 120 VAC power as they have a transformer built-in, and are not dust and water resistant to any degree.

If they are going to be used exclusively in the cabin and can be mounted in such a way that they are unlikely to get wet and well shield from sunlight, then they may be usable.... but you would still need an inverter to run most of them, and that introduces a lot of electrical losses a DC-based one would not have.
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