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Connecting 12v TV 1 week 2 days ago #455912

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Hi all,
I'm looking for some advice about connecting a TV to the 12V supply in our caravan (due to inconveniently placed mains point). We have a small TV with a 12V jack input on the back, the mains pack supplies 12v, 2A. The 12V sockets in the caravan say 12V 10A.

Is this going to be OK or do I need to do something to make it safe for the TV?
Thanks.
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Connecting 12v TV 1 week 2 days ago #455913

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Hi Crosswind, the 12 socket markings of 12 volt 10 amp, means this is the max power the socket can supply, it will have a 10 amp fuse somewhere in the caravan for the power circuit. just as an indication, not reality, you could run 5, 12 volt 2 amp , tv's from that one socket.
You are safe to run your tv from that.
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Connecting 12v TV 1 week 2 days ago #455914

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That's great, that's what I thought but didn't want to try it without getting another opinion.. So just getting correct polarity on the jack should be all I need to worry about? Sorry for all the questions, don't want to end up causing any damage.
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Connecting 12v TV 1 week 2 days ago #455915

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Polarity is essential. You don’t say what type of caravan you have. Modern ones have the bayonet type that plugs into the cigarette lighter types of sockets. Older ones had a two pin plug. If the latter you can buy a converter.
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Connecting 12v TV 1 week 1 day ago #455920

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Don't worry about2 any questions, we all have a reason for asking, Google is great but the people on here are better.
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Connecting 12v TV 1 week 1 day ago #455924

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waffler wrote:
Older ones had a two pin plug. If the latter you can buy a converter.
Yeah, we have the two pins.. I have plugs for them and am happy to wire it up. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't gonna cause any surprises!
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EH52ARH wrote:
Don't worry about2 any questions, we all have a reason for asking, Google is great but the people on here are better.

I totally agree, Google's all very well but it can only tell you what someone wrote, not have an actual conversation about it!
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