February 6, 2012, 3:10 pm
[quote name='mickmk6' timestamp='1328487676' post='165034']
and i think from what your saying is without a inverter to run a power pack for the 240v screen's its usless
surly a lcd screen dosnt run at 240 arnt the reduced down sum what??? need a tech geak really on this one lol
It's not useless without the inverter. I just think that an inverter is a very easy way of getting the screens powered up in a vehicle. Why mess about with wiring, voltages, etc when you can buy something for £20 that does it for you?
You need the correct voltage to get the screen to work without modification (ie 240v). If the screen has a built in transformer you will need to get the voltage right. If the screen has an external transformer then you may have more options but I would be surprised if the screen needs 12v or less in which case you're back to the inverter.
You also need to be aware of the amps when installing in a vehicle. An LCD screen on its own shouldn't draw too many amps so will probably not be too difficult. The rating should be on the transformer (it's the wattage you are looking for - eg: 50W) as you will need to know this to make sure any inverter you want to use has enough current.
You need to make sure you get the voltage and ampage right or else you risk blowing fuses and/or melting wires!