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Can I convert this tv to a digital converter? It has no external connections except for the electric plug. I use for camping and for emergency power loss. Thank you for your help.

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  • antone4228 Mar 12, 2009

    Hi pph_pa_guy, thanks for your response. My TV is a Panasonic Model TR 5046P AC/DC Battery DC 9.6V 6W.

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    Thanks for your help. I finally have the information and proceedure to solve my inquery. You are the best!

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    What make and model TV is this?

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I was hoping I'd be able to find a manual or service info in my files once I knew the model, but no luck. So I don't know for sure on your TV, but almost every set Panasonic made had an external antenna connection. They usually used a mini jack, normally on the rear or one of the side panels. If you find a connection on your set, just pick up the appropriate adapter from Radio Shack. (The plug on an antenna cable is called an F-connector, so you can fling about tech terms.)

If this set truly has no external antenna connector, you can still hook a converter box to the set. Get a 75-ohm to 300-ohm converter (also called a balun). This has the threaded F-connector on one end and a length of flat two conductor antenna cable with terminals at the other end. Simply use an alligator clip jumper wire to clip one of the terminals to the TV's built-in rod antenna and turn the set to channel 3 or 4 for the converter box signal.

The bigger problem you might have is if you use this set without an AC power source. I haven't yet seen a converter box that allows you to use a DC power source. They all have built-in supplies and need AC. It might be possible to add a DC input jack to a converter, but I've never tried it.

Hope I've been able to help you. Thanks for asking here!

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120-
VOLT
AC
SYSTEM
The following electrical components (if so equipped) will only operate when your
RV is connected to shore power: 120 to
12-volt power converter, air conditioner,
120-volt refrigerator, microwave oven, television(s), fireplace and appliances
plugged into convenience receptacles.

SECTION 6 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM JAYCO TOWABLE
6-2
120-
VOLT
CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
The 120-volt AC circuit breakers located in
side the main load center protect all
120-volt wiring and components in the RV fr
om circuit overloads and short circuits.
Should a circuit overload or short circui
t occur the circuit breaker protecting the
affected circuit will "trip" preventing the flow of electricity through that circuit.
If a circuit breaker trips, shut "off"
the appliance on that circuit (i.e., power
converter etc.) and allow the circuit breaker to cool down for a brief period of time.
After the cooling down period, reset the circuit breaker by moving its lever "off" and
then back to the "on" position. If the circuit breaker re-trips or frequently trips,
contact your dealer to have the electrical problem diagnosed and repaired.
A circuit breaker identification label is permanently attached to the inside surface
of the 120-volt load center.
Maintenance and Replacement
At the beginning of camping season, inspect the circuit breakers and replace as
needed. Test by turning each circuit breaker "off" and back "on". Circuit breakers
are wearable parts and must be replaced
as needed, as part of your RV
maintenance. If you have any questions, consult your dealer.
Please contact your dealer for repair assistance when replacing circuit breakers.
CONVERTER
The power converter converts 120-volt AC power to useable 12-volt DC power
when the shore power cord is connected to an external power source.
The converter has a built-in protective thermal breaker that will shut it down should
overheating occur. Overheating can be
caused by operating the converter above
its maximum power output for an extended period of time, or by an obstruction to
its ventilation air flow. To reduce converter heat build keep unnecessary 12-volt
lights and motors turned "off"
.
Keep the converter cooling fins and fan clear of
obstructions.
Inspection and maintenance
If the 12-volt power converter is not working (auxiliary battery not being charged)
check the reverse polarity fuse(s) in the converter fuse panel.
There are no
customer serviceable parts inside the converter case and the
manufacturer's warranty will be void if
the case has been removed
. If you
have further concerns contact your dealer.

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If where the audio from your tv is going does not have a digital coaxial input, the digital coaxial output from the tv can be converted using a external purchased converter online; they relatively cheap items.

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Has anyone figured out IF such a digital anntenna exist yet?


You don't need a digital antenna; any indoor UHF/VHF antenna will work. The antenna and the TV both connect to the converter box, not to each other.

A standard rabbit ears (UHF/VHF) antenna with flat wire (300 ohm) connections can be hooked up to the coaxial cable that goes to the Antenna (RF in) jack on the converter box by using a balun (Radio Shack catalog # 15-1297, about $8). If you have an antenna with coaxial cable already attached, you don't need the balun.

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Dan

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I have my handheld Casio TV-980 up and running with a converter box. All I needed (in addition to the converter box and standard rabbit ears [UHF/VHF] antenna) was an adapter with an F jack on one end and a 1/8" plug on the other (Radio Shack catalog # 278-257, about $5). The 1/8" plug on the adapter goes in the external antenna jack on the TV, and the other end connects to the coaxial cable that goes to the TV (RF out) jack on the converter box. The adapter would have been a little cheaper at my local, independent electronics store, but they were sold out.
 
If your antenna has flat 300 ohm wire connections, you'll need a balun (Radio Shack catalog # 15-1297, about $8) to connect it to the coaxial cable that goes to the Antenna (RF in) jack on the converter box.
 
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1. I always turn on the converter box before I turn on the TV. The cpnverter box seems to take control better that way.
 
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http://www.digitaltvtrainer.com/national/showme-battery-tv-converter
 
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