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Old 03-26-2015, 09:18 AM   #1
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Running more things on battery

We have an 2014 X23B and love it. When on batteries only...and I installed a second.... we cannot even run the TV. I get the microwave, etc pulling too much for the batteries, but does anyone have a solution for getting more use out of the batteries?

We can run the usual stuff ok, water pump, heat fan, lights, stove vent fan, radio. I don't know why the little TV they put in here wouldn't run too?

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Old 03-26-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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Did you install an inverter? Microwave will kill your batteries fast, not recommended to run when only on inverter.
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Microwave is shore power only.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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You need a power inverter to run your TV. I tried a few modified sine wave inverters and always got noise/feedback through the radio. I then bought a NPower 300 watt pure sine wave inverter from Northerntool.com $89 and it works great. I just plug it into the 12v receptacle by the TV. I found that my 32" LED TV that came with the trailer uses under 50 watts. There is no problem running it from the 12v receptacle.
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We replaced our 120 VAC television with a 12 VDC television that uses just 90 watts.

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Old 03-26-2015, 10:10 AM   #6
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Check to see if your 12VDC accessory outlet has 12Volts. Also, inside the 12VDC male plug (from Tv) has a fuse in it also... Check both.

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Thank you all for the advice. I wasn't clear up front...but I understood already the microwave was a battery no-go.


There is a 12V female jack by the TV so I may look in to the inverter.


One more thought:


There is a wall plug in a cupboard that the stove fan plugs in to and runs when on battery. Presumably this is so you can cook with gas and vent it while on batteries. Couldn't I just unplug that vent plug and plug IN the TV? The chord seems long enough. Do you think there's a power issue doing that?


Thanks again!
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I ordered the NPower 300 Inverter. I take it you just bought a 12v adapter with a red and black wire off it?


Thanks for the help!
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One more question

I'm having a tough time finding the male 12v adapter with just the red/black wires off it to attach to the inverter.

The socket is right there under the cabinet. I just need the adapter.

With rings not clamps at the end of the red/black. I have to screw it down to the inverter terminals.

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I appreciate this question. My kids would've been really bummed if we got out there on our first trip with our own trailer and no t.v.

Can someone please post a link of this inverter thingy that we will need? We plan to get a 32" t.v. so is all I need to look for is one with 12 VDC whatever that is?
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