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Old 09-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Will tv and entertainment system operate on battery? How long?

Hi everyone, the dvd part of my Jensen AWM 970 entertainment system is not working properly. I spoke with Jensen today and they told me to "reset" the unit and see if that helps. My problem is that where I store my camper there is no power. First thing I have to do is slide out the main slide to get to the unit, then turn the unit on, turn the tv on and watch a movie to see if the reset helped, then slide the slide back in. Will a fully charged battery hold up to this? Thanks for any help, Terry

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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If you have a 12 volt television then it should work, Most likely you have a 120 volt television then it won't work. Haven't really seen to many 12 television in a RV. The Jensen radio will work though.

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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Yes...it will work fine. I run my TV and entertainment center off of a 400W Wagan MSW inverter plugged into the 12VDC TV plug adapter port. True Bliss. I am able to watch TV or movies for many hours (of course, I have twin 27-series deep cycle batteries....but even a single 24 series will get you what you need, at least long enough to do the test you are talking about.) This is typically when we are boondocking. I then recharge the batteries the next day with 7 watt solar panel.
When I am not watching a DVD (ie, when watching OTA from the antenna), I simply plug my TV into the 12VDC port without the inverter. I should mention, my TV is a 22 inch NAXA flat screen LED HDTV from Amazon for less than 200 bucks. The inverter was 40 bucks.....has two 120VAC plug-ins, and two USB ports for charging Ipads, androids, GPS, etc. The TV is 12VDC and includes a 120VAC-to-12VDC adapter and draws 60watts (since the voltage is converted from 120VAC to 12VDC there is no need for PSW inverter). The Entertainment center draws 160 Watts when watching a DVD and has no problems on MSW either. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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From the factory, your television will not work on the battery. If you spend the proper amount of money you can make it work.
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