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Re: 12 volt stores you trust
Originally Posted by transmitterdan
Many big box store TV/DVD combo units will work on 12VDC even though they don't say it up front. Many units use a "wall wart" transformer and these will work on 12V if you don't use the transformer. If you have a local store you could do some research there and find if any that you like use a wall wart. Check the voltage on the wall wart itself. It it says that it puts out 12-13V then you are in business. Some that work on 16V will also work on 12V just as well.
One thing to watch out for with these wall-wart appliances is that they tend to be *VERY* sensitive to over-voltage as well as voltage drops. Best to put a dc-dc converter in front of them to ensure that you dont fry them when the alternator is on and you power up the TV...