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RE: 12VDC access. For new TV

This is in regards to my 2008 Keystone Sprinter 26BHS For this season, I'm upgrading our ancient TV. I also decided that I wanted to change to an AC/DC TV, to allow for using the TV when off grid (yes, I know this may be ridiculous to some, but I have kids;) ) The trailer is a typical master bedroom forward, with a shared wall that divides the bedroom from the main house. The TV is on a swivel, to allow it to be viewed from either the master bedroom or the rest of the trailer - so, it's mounted in a wall, and all the wiring comes up though/down through the wall (there is also a Jensen DVD stereo combo) The current (ancient) TV is AC only, and is powered via a 110 AC plug that is in a panel behind the TV. As far as I can tell, there is no 12VDC source in the panel. So.. my question (finally ;) )... is... where do I get 12VDC that I can use to wire a cigarette lighter plug , that I can plug the new AC/DC TV into? Where, in general, would I look, and are there any "rv secrets" I should know? I've only done electrical in houses/cars. Thanks! I would be tempted to tap into the power for the stereo.. BUT, keep in mind that the stereo circuit may have a light ga wire and rather low amperage fuse.. That may not play well with a TV if it draws more than 1A or 2A at 12V.. No matter how you cut it, you will have to attempt to "fish" wire through the wall if you want the wire to be hidden. In RVs this can be rather problematic due to rather thin walls and no real specific pattern to the wood studs in the wall. You can try a stud finder, but I found that in RVs the walls are so thin that even high quality stud finders get pretty confused. You might get lucky and be able to fish the wire from below the TV mount on the wall.. Worst comes to worst you can get wiremold surface mount wiring chase, use that on the back side of the shared wall. As far as getting 12V, I personally would run a new separate 12V circuit back to the fuse panel. Use a decent ga of wire to minimize voltage loss (14 ga -12Ga) and make sure you FUSE the new wire (max fuse selection is for protecting the wire so 14 ga no more than 15A and 12 ga no more than 20A). Alternately I would just opt for a REGULAR LCD TV which uses 120V and get a small low wattage inverter (300W typically plenty for all but the biggest LCD TVs). 120V TVs are dirt cheap, plentiful and easy to replace when they die.. Not all 120V TVs use external 12V supplies and typically the ones I have seen that do have a 12V supply are limited in size to 15"-19". Mount inverter near the batteries with big heavy wire for the 12V side, then run some 120V to the TV (might be able to figure out the circuit the current outlet is on and rewire it to the inverter).
Gdetrailer 01/30/16 01:23pm Technology Corner
12VDC access. For new TV

This is in regards to my 2008 Keystone Sprinter 26BHS For this season, I'm upgrading our ancient TV. I also decided that I wanted to change to an AC/DC TV, to allow for using the TV when off grid (yes, I know this may be ridiculous to some, but I have kids;) ) The trailer is a typical master bedroom forward, with a shared wall that divides the bedroom from the main house. The TV is on a swivel, to allow it to be viewed from either the master bedroom or the rest of the trailer - so, it's mounted in a wall, and all the wiring comes up though/down through the wall (there is also a Jensen DVD stereo combo) The current (ancient) TV is AC only, and is powered via a 110 AC plug that is in a panel behind the TV. As far as I can tell, there is no 12VDC source in the panel. So.. my question (finally ;) )... is... where do I get 12VDC that I can use to wire a cigarette lighter plug , that I can plug the new AC/DC TV into? Where, in general, would I look, and are there any "rv secrets" I should know? I've only done electrical in houses/cars. Thanks!
roadnerd 01/30/16 12:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery Question ; time watching TV

Planning it out beforehand would provide a lot longer viewing time. The largest 12V HDTV would be the 32-inch Jensen, $ 417.55 new. An Optima or Lifetime or whoever's AGM battery would tolerate deep discharge and offer a lot of other advantages over an old-school lead acid as well. The 12V HDTV gets you away from inverters that waste a lot of power to convert, rather than a converter, which wastes a fraction of power vs. an inverter (i.e.; convert a 19V laptop to 12V). 32-inch Jensen HDTV Yep, TV's all run on DC. That brick in the cord converts AC to DC. If it's not in the cord it's in the TV itself.And he said up front he knows very little about electricity. Probably wouldn't be good to give him a handful of alligator clips and turn him loose..
SCVJeff 01/26/16 10:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery Question ; time watching TV

Planning it out beforehand would provide a lot longer viewing time. The largest 12V HDTV would be the 32-inch Jensen, $ 417.55 new. An Optima or Lifetime or whoever's AGM battery would tolerate deep discharge and offer a lot of other advantages over an old-school lead acid as well. The 12V HDTV gets you away from inverters that waste a lot of power to convert, rather than a converter, which wastes a fraction of power vs. an inverter (i.e.; convert a 19V laptop to 12V). 32-inch Jensen HDTV Yep, TV's all run on DC. That brick in the cord converts AC to DC. If it's not in the cord it's in the TV itself.
tonymull 01/26/16 02:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery Question ; time watching TV

Planning it out beforehand would provide a lot longer viewing time. The largest 12V HDTV would be the 32-inch Jensen, $ 417.55 new. An Optima or Lifetime or whoever's AGM battery would tolerate deep discharge and offer a lot of other advantages over an old-school lead acid as well. The 12V HDTV gets you away from inverters that waste a lot of power to convert, rather than a converter, which wastes a fraction of power vs. an inverter (i.e.; convert a 19V laptop to 12V). 32-inch Jensen HDTV
tplife 01/26/16 02:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Can I make my television play back through stereo receiver?

OK. On the back of the TV (your model) you will have a Yellow/Red/White RCA output. Use just the Red/White Audio from that TV output and run the 2 wire RCA cable to the 2 wire RCA AUDIO INPUT of the Jensen AWM975 DVD player. Turn the TV speakers OFF, then turn on the Audio of the DVD player to the correct input. Doug
dougrainer 01/24/16 04:10pm Technology Corner
Can I make my television play back through stereo receiver?

I have a Jensen JE1911 television connected via HDMI to a Jensen AWM975 stereo. I've been trying to find a way to get the TV to play back sound through the stereo system speakers instead of relying on the crappy TV speakers. Since these components were installed as a unit at the factory, you'd think there would be a way to make them play nice together. Has anyone figured out how to do this?
Damdifino 01/24/16 03:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Lousy TV Tuner

It annoys me that it is nearly impossible to find any kind of sensitivity specs on televisions, and I do not believe that even CR tests that. Everyone is assumed to be hooked to cable/online. If Jensen and the companies that build "RV" tvs were smart, they would design a super sensitive tuner with great error correction, and push that.
Chris Bryant 11/21/15 12:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Hooking TV into built-in stereo

I actually did this just last week. I used a headphone miniplug to RCA adapter, then RCA couplers, then an RCA extension cable to go into the "Aux In" on my OEM Jensen radio. It is nothing like home quality, but it is 20 times better than the puny tv speakers.
7ofus 11/08/15 08:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Over the air reception question

Oh come on guys, the RV salesman said it is an RV television without any moving parts and rugged enough to withstand the banging around in an RV. Surly he must know what he is talking about, he's an RV salesman. Actually.. That RV salesman is kind of rare for he has spoken the truth. Jensen does make a line of TVs that are marketed for RV use and that is exactly what Jensen says about them. and it is true. HOWEVER: The same (No moving parts (Save the push buttons which you do not need to push since you can use the ones on the remote) and the speaker coils.. Rugged enough to take bounching around in an RV, applies to dang near every other TV out there. INSIGNA: You do not know who made that box. That is the Best Buy House brand and I know at least SOME of their products are actually made by Lucky Goldstar (I seriously doubt all are) and of all the lucky Gold Star stuff I've ever been stuck with only one so far has made me happy..... and I"m not sure if it works right cause I know it has a common failure mode which I've not yet tested. Microwave #1 (OFFICE I did not buy it) Due to a design flaw caught fire Microwave #2 (Says Dometic on it) Turntable did not work, Modified by a compentent engineer (ME) and now works 100% but I used GE parts to do it. VCR (Zenith) Trashed and replaced first with a panasonic and then with a replayTV DVR (Working as I type) Digital TV converter (Insignia) I kept it from failing by being very careful till it wore out,< The Zenith (Identicl unit different paint job) has yet to fail But I know how to prevent it and the things I did for the Insignia were still in place when I swapped in the Zenith. Computer Monitors (Before L merged with G) I never owned but we sold in the store where I worked... We got most all of 'em back due to one part which only Goldstar used.. When the contract expiered the company who's name was on the cabinet went back to their old, reliable, supplier.
wa8yxm 10/30/15 08:42am Technology Corner
RE: Over the air reception question

Probably what others have said, but.... might double check the connections in the coax cable from the back of the TV and to where it connects to the splitter box and make sure the connections are tight and that there are good amounts of center conductor (copper center wire). The splitter box could also not be sending the signal very well. I agree with others that Jensen is not the best brand but I am a little surprised that there is that much of a difference.
rekoj71 10/28/15 09:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Over the air reception question

Oh come on guys, the RV salesman said it is an RV television without any moving parts and rugged enough to withstand the banging around in an RV. Surly he must know what he is talking about, he's an RV salesman. Okay, that was a slam on salesmen. So here is what I did, went to Best Buy and bought two Insignia TV sets and they always work and cost half of a Jensen. The viewing angle is great and the DW or the DGKs can change channels for me from the bedroom. Oh! that's not good is it, messing with the old "GDude".
D.E.Bishop 10/28/15 08:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Over the air reception question

The quality of the tuner & other electronics in the Jensen is rock-bottom, producing a very poor signal/noise ratio through the TV.... therefore no picture.
coolmom42 10/28/15 08:46pm Technology Corner
Over the air reception question

Went camping last weekend, cranked up the antenna, adjusted the signal meter, and pulled in 9 channels on the TV in the living room. (Jensen, stock one that came with the trailer). Turned on the no name brand TV I bought for the bedroom and pulled in 20 stations. Anyone know why the difference in reception of stations between the 2 TV's?
rvingxtc 10/28/15 08:25pm Technology Corner
RE: What is the best small TV for an RV ?

At that size, 720 is plenty and it will come with HMDI. Make sure it has coax for your cable. Sure Samsung is probably best and I wouldn't pass on a Samsung/Sony/Panasonic if the price is right but I bet Vizeo is your best price to quality match. I do NOT recomend Jensen or Coby which you may find at Walmart. Sound will be bad but you could consider headphones a cable with splitter. For a more money you could get wireless headphones.
OutdoorPhotographer 10/26/15 04:38pm Technology Corner
Need Professional Stereo Voltage advice.

I replaced the cheap Jensen Stereo in my Jayco Eagle with a Pioneer Car Audio head unit with touch screen. Have replaced stereos in other RVs, so know a bit about wiring these units up. Wasn't hard this time and Stereo unit fired up and seemed to work well in all modes. A week or so later, I'd turn the screen display off and awhile later the screen lit up on it's own. Continues to happen. Then I got a screen with vertical lines running through it....hasn't been repeated to date. I talked to an audio installer in town and he stated that the head unit needed 14.4 volts and no more. Sure enough, that's what the spec sheet states....14.4 volts. He also stated that some RV converters can produce more than 14.4 volts and if that is the case here....there is my problem. He mentioned I may need a resistor for the head unit....but could give me no further help, other than to check the voltage with a meter. Anyone here give me some guidance? Thanks
Harley Dude 09/14/15 08:00pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Tv's

I am using Jensen TV's in all bedrooms on my boat. The moist sea air can corrode internal components. I agree that residential TV's in RV's are mostly fine.
FrankShore 09/07/15 01:20pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Tv's

Another thing about the Jensen RV TV's is their viewing angle which is much larger than many cheap TV's. Sometimes an important thing with odd seating layouts in RV's. If not needed, give me a Samsung.
az99 09/07/15 06:19am Technology Corner
RE: RV Tv's

Jensen is just plain junk....... Replaced OEM analog TVs with Vizio 8 yrs. ago. 7 yrs of that was Full Time Traveling weekly. Lots of miles, lots of bumps/bouncing, lots of temp variations. $750 option........just be grateful they aren't in one of those 'mandatory optional' packages :S Install whatever LED/LCD you prefer and forget about those high price junk especially if Jensens
Old-Biscuit 09/06/15 12:59pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Tv's

our 32" Vizio is mounted upright on a movable desk Monitor stand so it gets to bounce with us and everything else, 5yrs old and doing great lots of people on here very UN-happy with Jensen products, their radios , dvd players , and TVs seem to have a High failure rate kinda belies that "durability statement" about vibration, just doesn't hold water TV Vizio 5yrs old DVD player Phillips 7yrs old media player Sony 4yrs old PVR Homeworx 2yrs old everything sets on desk or mounted to it, behind the co-pilot seat
MrWizard 09/06/15 12:57pm Technology Corner
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