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The Fuse In The SpectronIQ TV In My RV Keeps Blowing When I Plug RV Antenna COAX Cable Into It

by Jon Gempler
(Boise Idaho)

My son gave me his 32" SpectronIQ flat screen TV that I wanted to put into my RV. Once I mounted the TV in its location and plugged it in there was no light that comes on stating that there is power to the TV. I checked the outlet where the TV plugs into and it has power. I took the TV back down and took the back off the TV set and located the 250v 4amp fuse which was blown. I replaced the fuse with same size.

While the TV was down I plugged it into an extension cord and the power light came on. Replaced the back of the TV, and hooked the TV back up; then I connected the power cord and antenna coax cable back up to the TV and there was no power again. My intentions are to only watch TV from DVD player. Could the antenna coax cable be supplying too much power for the fuse?

ANSWER: Greetings Jon thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I hate to tell you that you are not the only one experiencing blown fuses in SpectronIQ TVs, it seems that this is an inherent problem with them. I am not aware of any fixes for the problem other then possibly replacing the power supply on the TV if you can find one and there is no guarantee that replacing the power supply will actually work.

I tried to find the website for SpectronIQ Products on the internet and it appears that the company that was distributing these TVs in the US is no longer around. What I did find when searching for SpectronIQ TVs was a lot of postings by people having the same problems you are.

The bottom line is I do not think it is a problem with anything in your RV as I am assuming that the old TV you took out worked when it was connected, I believe that the problem is actually the TV.

The only suggestion I have for you is to replace the fuse again and take the TV out of the RV and try in your home and see if it works there. If the fuse pops when you try to hook it up in your house, then I don't know what to tell you.

You will probably end up either having to put your old TV back in the RV or buying a New LCD TV.

I am sorry that I was not able to help you resolve this problem.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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