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Old 09-15-2018, 09:24 PM   #1
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Furrion TV -- How to run on 12 volt?

Greetings,
I recently purchased a Coleman (made by Dutchmen). It has a Furrion media system in it. So I ordered a Furrion 19" tv so it is compatible. But the tv came with a 110 plug in to dumb down to 12 volt.
I want to dry camp without hookup. My tv manual does not say how to power tv on 12 volts.
Any ideas?
There is a USB port on my Furrion media unit in the wall. Run the TV off of that?
Thanks folks!
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Greetings,
I recently purchased a Coleman (made by Dutchmen). It has a Furrion media system in it. So I ordered a Furrion 19" tv so it is compatible. But the tv came with a 110 plug in to dumb down to 12 volt.
I want to dry camp without hookup. My tv manual does not say how to power tv on 12 volts.
Any ideas?
There is a USB port on my Furrion media unit in the wall. Run the TV off of that?
Thanks folks!

USB is good for 5 volts at .5 amps so that won't work. The USB on the media unit is probably for input anyway.



How about a photo of the dumbed down plug?


Research shows a 12 volt DC connection comes with the TV. Plug that into a cigarette lighter socket and it should work.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #3
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USB is good for 5 volts at .5 amps so that won't work. The USB on the media unit is probably for input anyway.



How about a photo of the dumbed down plug?


Research shows a 12 volt DC connection comes with the TV. Plug that into a cigarette lighter socket and it should work.
Thanks much for the reply. Yes, TV came with a cigar lighter port, but there is just no cigar port near media unit.
In talking with daughter's boy friend, he said to remove panel, find 12 volt leads, and install cigar port. Seems like that ought to 7work.
Purchased trailer 7 weeks ago. Still reticent on making modifications.
Again, thanks!
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Welcome to the forums!

Which Coleman did you buy? They used to put a 12 volt port on the wall near where the TV mounts, it also has the coax connector for the antenna and the power button for antenna booster. It wouldn't surprise me if they quit installing them, probably could save $4 a unit.


They look similar to this, they come in white, ivory and dark brown.

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Greetings,
I recently purchased a Coleman (made by Dutchmen). It has a Furrion media system in it. So I ordered a Furrion 19" tv so it is compatible. But the tv came with a 110 plug in to dumb down to 12 volt.
I want to dry camp without hookup. My tv manual does not say how to power tv on 12 volts.
Any ideas?
There is a USB port on my Furrion media unit in the wall. Run the TV off of that?
Thanks folks!

The Furrion media system runs on 12 VDC. So it should be available somewhere near the unit. Assuming you have a DVD player/radio system that runs without shore power correct?
Good luck
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The Furrion media system runs on 12 VDC. So it should be available somewhere near the unit. Assuming you have a DVD player/radio system that runs without shore power correct?
Good luck
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you can always use a 120v to 12v power supply.

https://voltage-converter-transforme...dc-max-10-amps
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My 2017 Coleman 300tq did not come with a 12 volt power outlet and I doubt if yours did either. I added one in the enterrtainment wall where the main TV is located. I ran the wires down inside the wall. I pulled the converter out from the wall and attached the wires to the main battery cables that come from the battery to the converter. I used a 15amp inline fuse.

I can power a 40" LCD tv with a 175 watt inverter
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If you have not done it already you should add at least two batteries I went with four
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I bet we can get at least two pages out of this thread. Doesn't make any difference the question was answered very early.
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Greetings,
I recently purchased a Coleman (made by Dutchmen). It has a Furrion media system in it. So I ordered a Furrion 19" tv so it is compatible. But the tv came with a 110 plug in to dumb down to 12 volt.
I want to dry camp without hookup. My tv manual does not say how to power tv on 12 volts.
Any ideas?
… Thanks folks!



A picture of the TV electrical connectors would help. The Furrion FEHD19S0A instructions say it has a 12 volt cigarette adapter. Assuming it has a 12 volt cigarette lighter plug you can do the following:

My Kodiak Cub came with two USB charging ports. One near the Furrion entertainment unit and one near the bed. I paid the dealer to install a lighter socket near the bed. He pulled the USB socket and added the lighter socket next to it connecting to the USB socket wiring.

After seeing how easy it was to do, I did the same for the USB socket near the Furrion unit. In fact many configurations of USB and lighter sockets are available and easily replace the USB unit. Find one on Amazon or other stores.
I chose a 2.1 X 2.1 amp USB combined with a lighter socket and just tossed out the .5 amp USB socket. Now I can plug in my Fantastic Fan and my wife can charge her Ipad 10 at a reasonable rate.
All the 12 volt wiring for the lights and fans are 14 gage and fused for 15 amps in my Cub. That will easily handle an 8 amp cigarette lighter load.

If you don’t have a wall mount USB charging socket near where you want your TV, you can use any nearby 12 light, fan, or the Furrion entertainment center 12 volt wire. Just mount the cigarette socket nearby and connect to the 12 volt devices 12 volt wire. I would not use a 12 volt feed from a major appliance like the furnace.
Your friendly neighborhood RV dealer can do it for you if you wish.
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