12v tv outlet

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  1. Vance

    Vance Member

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    So I have had this pup for over seven years now and have never used a tv. I pass by the outlet on the way out the door. Every now and again I think I need to get a tv so I can plug into that as its probably the only feature I have never used. Well After many years of using the pup I just had an eureka moment as I realized I could plug in my car charger for my phone.
     
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    Yup, that would work. Lots of other stuff you could use the 12v outlet for including fans and even a meter to get the health of your battery.
     
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    I wish I understood this....
     
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    Yes, any any other accessory that plugs into a car cigarette lighter plug! The world is your 12V accessory oyster now!
     
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    By "TV" they are referring to a TELEVISION not a Tow Vehicle, if that's what's confusing you.
     
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    My trailer has several 12v lighter sockets. I keep a digital volt meter in one all the time, so I can keep any eye on the battery charge status.
     
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    Were these once used only to power a TV? Ive personally never seen a TV that would plug into one of them.
     
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    @jeepster04… Some 12 volt RV LED TV’s come with a optional cigarette lighter/12volt plug. I used to plugged my inverter to the 12volt receptacle for powering a RV TV, charging electronics, a small 12 volt vacuum cleaner, and 12 volt tire inflator in my Aliner.

    I love watching a movie after dinner outside with friends and not having to hear noises from the generator.

    Happy Camping…[put&hy]
     
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    Still are. When I was an OTR driver I had one with a built in VCR. We have a 17" HDTV we carried in the PUP that got used a grand total of one trip.
     
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    theseus Living the Darkside...

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