In my Motorhome I had a TV that ran on 12v with a powerpak. The lead to
the powerpak is a figure of 8 which I ran enclosed across the ceiling
from the socket on the opposite side.
I have now bought a larger LCD TV that is powered with by240v with a
standard plug, any ideas as to how to convert the figure of 8 to a mains
I have looked on the shed sites and can't see any adapters or extension
It would be best to either hard wire the TV to the cable, by chopping
off the figure of 8 connector, and then using something like this
Or fitting something smaller than standard UK plug/socket, something
Maybe I'm missing something here, but why do you want to connect your 240V
TV to the old cabling, which goes to a 12V supply?
If you have a 240V supply in your caravan (presumably you'll be using a
hookup) then you just plug it in to a socket. If you're away from a hookup,
then you would usen an inverter from the 12V supply.
My old tv is 12/240v, the mains socket is sited on the opposite side of
the van than the TV.
The powerpak to run the TV is situated next to the TV and the figure of
8 plugs into this, I bought an extra long one so I could duct it up the
wall, across the roof and down to the tv along with the aerial and scart
I was hoping to find an easy neat solution of a trailing socket that
would accept the figure of 8 cable but thinking about it that would not
be allowable as an appliance that needs an earth could then be plugged
I will just chop of the fig 8 connection and wire it into a trailing socket.
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