12 Volt Digital Converter Tuner Box DTV2

The DTV2 12 Volt Converter Box for autos and “off grid” living installs out of sight. This means that it can be installed in a cabinet, closet, under dash, under seat etc. In most cases you’ll find it’s best to install the 12V converter box within a short distance from your  TV (if you’re only running one TV).

The closer the converter box is to your TV the less cost you’ll have in A/V cables. It’s much cheaper and easier to run a long coaxial cable from the antenna to the box than it is to run a long A/V cable from the box to the TV.

Connecting the DTV2 converter/tuner box to your 12-volt system is pretty easily done.

Your TV must have audio/video inputs, this is how the 12v converter box will connect.  The audio/video cables from the 12V converter are Female.

Getting Started :

  1. Choose a location to install the 12Volt Converter Box and run a coaxial cable from your existing TV antenna to the converter box. You may also choose to use the included TV antenna. You may use coaxial connectors and additional cable to lengthen the included TV antennas cable up to 100′ (feet).
  2. Run a set of A/V cables from the TV to the converter box. Make sure to leave enough cable at each end of the run to work with.
  3. Find a suitable location for the included IR sensor that is within reach of it’s 9′(foot) cable. The IR sensor should be visible from the areas that you will be using your remote control. Run the cable from the desired location to the 12V converter box.

Working with the connection harness: In autos

  1. Connect the Red(+) power wire to the vehicle ACC power. There should only be power to this wire when the vehicle ignition is in the ACC position.
  2. Connect the Yellow(+) power wire to the vehicle 12Volt Battery (+). This should always have power. This if for the converter box memory of scans, language settings etc.
  3. Connect the Black(-) power wire to the vehicle chassis or the 12Volt system Ground(-) location.
  4. Connect the A/V cables from the 12V converter harness to your previously run set of Audio/Video Cables w/both male ends.

Working with the connection harness: Alternative Power

  1. Connect the Red(+) & Yellow(+) power wires to the  12Volt Battery Positive (+) or the 12Volt system Positive(+) location capable of at least 2 amps.
  2. Connect the Black(-) power wire to the 12Volt Battery Negative (-) or the 12Volt system Ground(-) location.
  3. Connect the A/V cables from the 12V converter harness to your previously run set of Audio/Video Cables w/both male ends.

Bringing it All Together

  1. Connect the coaxial cable from the included digital ready TV antenna (or your own broadcast TV antenna cable) to the Antenna In on the converter box.
  2. Connect the IR sensor to the IR jack on the 12V converter box.
  3. Connect the Wire harness plug to the 12V converter box.
DTV2 Connection Diagram

DTV2 Connection Diagram