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    17" lcd's

    Hello, I am new here, and after lots of searching, still have not found what I need. I am wondering if anyone knows of a 17" lcd monitor that will run off of 12v straight from a car battery without modification(or with VERY little). Lower power consumption is definately a plus.

    Sooo...Any ideas on a regular computer monitor that will run off 12v? Oh, last thing...I need to be able to get alot of these(around 5 at this point, more later). Thanks to all.

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    look for a LCD with a power brick on display at the stores. Read the ratings on the brick. Look for input of 120/240 (house current) depending on where you live and an output of 12 volts with a wire going into the the back of the LCD.


    I use a 14" that is powered this way in the car. I trimmed the output cable from the brick and connected it to the 12 volt rail of the PS.
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    Ya, I've been doing alot of looking. So far, the vast majority have used the standard 110 computer power plug...bleeh.

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    For those monitors that take the 110-240V AC straight up, can't you open up the case and see/measure what the internal Power Supply is producing?
    I'll bet many of them operate on 12VDC.
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    I would think so too, but there's not much of a way to tell other than to buy one or a few to find out, and I don't think the store would like me taking apart their lcd's Not really cost effective. I was hoping more people had used computer monitors and could recommend some model numbers.

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    That's why I said "I'll bet..."
    Look for monitors without the Warranty Void stickers in stores with more forgiving return policies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coleasterling
    Ya, I've been doing alot of looking. So far, the vast majority have used the standard 110 computer power plug...bleeh.

    i dont think you really understood what he told you

    ALL screens can take in 240/110v, he meant what the brick (power supply) outputs, the 240/110 goes to the brick, and from the brick is 12-19v (whatever it is)

    basically, if the monitor itself takes 12v, just eliminate the brick

    you shouldnt have to buy or return anything, just look on the brick, it will tell you what the output to the monitor is, if its 12v, ur good to go

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    Nono, I understood. Most have the brick built in. No separate cord.

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    i know this thread is a lil old, but did anyone ever find one that was 12v inside? im in need of one, and ive been looking like a fool in the PC dept at bestbuy/wherever i go, and i have yet to see one with a brick! i look at any LCD i see anywhere just to see now. i dont want to buy one and open it and it not be 12v and im screwed...

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    Yes sir I did. Go to newegg and search for hyundai b70a. Its a cheaper monitor, but let me tell you, it is gorgeous. I was thoughly pleased with it. Plus, it runs great off of the 1.5a accessory out from my opus ps.

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