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Old 07-14-2012
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Re: 12 volt stores you trust

Originally Posted by night0wl View Post
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...
My experience is that the internal design of these TV's is pretty robust. TV manufacturers don't want to get a lot of TV's returned under warranty so they tend to overdesign the DC and RF input circuits. The TV can usually handle a larger range of input voltages than you might think. This does not increase the cost hardly at all. Running the TV directly from 12V is much more efficient than using an inverter or DC-DC converter.
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