Hello. Welcome to the next edition of Caravan Friday. My name is Andy, and today we're going to be talking about 12-volt televisions.
Ideal voltage for caravan tv
A question I regularly get asked is "Why can't I go to my local TV retailer and buy a normal television off the shelf?" This is honestly something you can do. They offer 12-volt televisions and main televisions. But normally with the domestic 12-volt television, it is designed to run at 12 volts, whereas these sorts of things will run right away down to 8, 7 volts sometimes which means if you are using other appliances in the van and the battery starts to drop a bit low, it will still run. The TVs also run off main so if you want to use it as a backup television in the home or when you're not using the van, it'll function perfectly well off that.
Excess vibration while moving the van or traveling won't damage the television
The big winner with these televisions over domestic TVs is the insides are actually mounted on shock absorbers. So excess vibration while moving the van or traveling won't damage the television, and you can leave it in situ while traveling. This particular telly has a built-in satellite receiver and also DVD, so it has all the elements in one for you.
Caravan TV features - Auto seek
One of the really nice features of the Avtex television is it has what they call AQT, which is an auto-seek. So whenever you move from site to site, all you need to do is hold down the AQT button for a few seconds. The television will tune itself in rather than you have to go searching through all the different menus to find auto scan.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these or any other caravan related products, please feel free to leave your question in the comments box.