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Old 01-30-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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Exterior TV V3800

Today I get my full month's electric bill! A little higher than I expected but then again I was solar for 20 years but now I have to pay the man.

I'm killing the phantom loads such as three TVs that I rarely use. I can't find where the exterior TV is plugged in. I can see it go through the wall but I get the feeling it's plugged in under the oven but thought I'd ask before I go digging too deeply.
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Are you sure it will be a significant cost savings to unplug tv's? I understand that post 2010 tv's have to use 1 watt or less when off. 2013 tv's are down to .05 watt
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Not sure on the 3800, but my 3950 you removed the drawer below the oven to access the plug for the exterior TV.
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Does it unplug at the back of the TV?
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Does it unplug at the back of the TV?
It probably would but I'd have to remove the TV from the mount to do so.
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Not sure on the 3800, but my 3950 you removed the drawer below the oven to access the plug for the exterior TV.
That's what I'm thinking also, thanks.
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Are you sure it will be a significant cost savings to unplug tv's? I understand that post 2010 tv's have to use 1 watt or less when off. 2013 tv's are down to .05 watt
It's 20 years of living full solar, a hard mind set to change and the thought of a .5 watt being wasted when it could be used for something important.
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It probably would but I'd have to remove the TV from the mount to do so.
The exterior TV lifts off / drops on the mount very easily.
I take mine off almost every trip to plug in a Jawbone Jambox,
you have to be sitting fairly close to the TV to hear the stock speakers.
If I want to hear the game all the way across the parking lot,
I'll plug in my toobin' icebox radio with a 10' sub & 100 watt amp.

I think you should be able to plug / unplug the power cord from the bottom left corner of the TV without having to take it off the mount. That would beat crawling around on your hands & knees in the kitchen?
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I resolved the problem by pulling the AC cord out of the bottom of it. If I ever want to use it I'll have to remove it from the mount to reconnect the power cord.
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sundancer,

I toyed with the idea of replacing my exterior TV until I realized the only way I could reach the interior plug was to unbolt the couch.
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