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The cord in the pic looks like a 120v cord, but it's actually carrying 12v from the power brick. If you wanted 12v operation, I suspect that you could easily tap into that cord with a 3-way switch (A-B-off) to provide a selectable power source. That would be much more efficient than using an inverter to go 12 VDC → 120VAC → 12 VDC.
I have no interest in 12v operation at this time. Either I'm at the dock with shore power, or I'm sailing with the companionway open. If you're at a mooring ball I can see how you might run this off a solar cell, although the power brick is rated at 60w IIRC, so you'll need a hefty cell.
Be aware that the internal fan is a little noisy, and the thing puts out some heat, so operating while you are in the cabin for an overnight might not be preferable. I just use it for while I'm away during the week.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, 50 Ton Master and OUPV
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina