Wall Clocks

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 01:04
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I would like to fit a wall clock in the caravan that operates off 12 volt and has the time displayed in illuminated numbers the same as a 240 volt bedside clock does. I have seen them in some tour buses up high above the driver, but I cannot find anywhere that can source them.

Brian at Sound In Motion is checking his suppliers.

Does anyone know where one can be purchased?

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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 01:58

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 01:58
Brian,

Campingworld.com has a battery powered unit. Dick Smith probaby also has them.

Doug.
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Reply By: Freewheelers - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 02:44

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 02:44
hi PRESUME YOU WANT NUMBERS YOU CAN READ AT 3AM (25 MM HIGH ) WE TRIED THIS 3-4 YEARS AGO FOR OUR BOAT THE BATTERY POWERED ONES ONLY HAD A LIGHT THAT WORKED WHEN YOU PUSHED A BUTTON IT WAS TO MAX BATTERY LIFE AT THE TIME (COULDN'T FIND ONE WE COULD WIRE IN) WE GOT USE TO THE BUTTON POSITION & IT WORKED A TREAT BE INTERESTED IF YOU FIND A GOOD ONE OF ANY TYPE TRY THE 12 VOLT SHOP CHEERS
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 03:42

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 03:42
Your right, I was looking for something that could be wired into the solar regulator and run off the van batteries, that has a display similar to what a microwave clock does.

Have checked Dick Smith and Tandy as well as car parts shops without any joy. Just have to keep looking.

One option that I thought of was a cheap 12 to 240volt small inverter and plug in a 240volt wall clock. I have a 3000 watt inverter but don't want to have that running full time.

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Reply By: Motley - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 04:20

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 04:20
Brian,

Youu could have a look here - Oregon Scientific

I THINK they are bettery operated but not sure.

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Reply By: ROUND-2-IT - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 05:47

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 05:47
Hello All.
Clocks!!!!!!! why would you want to wake up at 3am in the morning to see what time it is,it will be dark,so go back to sleep.Hopefully morning will come and all will be well.No clocks in our BT allowed morning arrives will get up....night comes will go to bed just want to enjoy our life and not be regulated with a time piece.
Please take this post tongue in cheek ..no malice intended.
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Reply By: Mobi Condo - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:13

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:13
Howdy all,
I always wondered what the birds [feathered variety] were for? :>)
Serious side now - nice website mentioned. Sent it to work (sorry for the language) to assit me there.
Cheers
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 01:55

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 01:55
Brian,

Yes we've been looking for one too. Not only for when we take a little walk to the back of the van to deposit red wine residue, but also to advise the camper van people next door that the sliding door at 2:25 am and 2:30 am was not appreciated. Also it would be handy to know if the jumbo just missing the air conditioner at Shady Glen CP in Darwin was leaving on time at 3.15 am.!!

Cheers.................Rob
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Reply By: Peter & Leigh - Saturday, Aug 27, 2005 at 19:31

Saturday, Aug 27, 2005 at 19:31
Hi Brian & Margaret,
We have a Radio/CD player that shows the time plus the usual radio freq info etc. Unfortunately it has a blue backlit screen and is very, very bright at night.
So bright that it lights up the inside of the van at night like a full moon.
I have solved the problem by covering the end sections of the LCD display with black tape so that only the time and/or the freq is visible. Before I did that we turned it off, it was just too bright.
We don't want to know the time that badly whilst on holidays either but now I can still check the time when nature calls if I really need to know.
Talking about sliding doors in the middle of the night', we call that type of camper van by the generic term "DOOR SLAMER". It says it all.
See you at Copeton.
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Peter & Leigh
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Follow Up By: BT Dreaming - Monday, Aug 29, 2005 at 22:47

Monday, Aug 29, 2005 at 22:47
AKA "Whizbang". If you have camped next to one you will understand why.

John
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