Home stereo compatible with 12v campervan?

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    Campervan Numpty

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    Thanks, Bob!
    So - just the same potential for possible voltage overload as my vehicle batteries then.

    Still left guessing whether Phillips have that sort of margin built in on this 12v equipment...
     
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    I looked into line out converters for headphones - but it looked complex and potentially expensive for someone with very basic electronics knowledge.
    There also seemed to be a problem with the speakers not being shut off when the headphones were plugged in - which isn't good.
     
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    The Outcome!
    I contacted Philips who forwarded my enquiry to the technical dept.
    I didn't want to frighten them by mentioning a vehicle 12v system - I just wanted to know if the unit could handle 14v - so I asked them if I could power using a rechargeable battery back (also 14v+ charged).

    Surprisingly, they said, "no problem"!

    I've been using it connected to my campervan's 2 100 a/h leisure batteries now for several weeks with no ill effects.

    As for the 'voltage dumping' I was cautioned about on this forum - I'm going to hope that feature has been ironed out of modern vehicle systems; I can't imagine the complex electronics in modern vehicles being blasted with 30volts + surges and surviving, can you?
     
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    Automotive electronics is designed to deal with the voltage spikes.

    Bob
     
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    Isn't the 'load dump' scenario: battery being disconnected from alternator while charging, a highly unusual one requiring a major vehicle failure to occur?
     
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    A rusty earth connection can do that.
     
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