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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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Is 14.4 volts OK for 5 volt monitor?

I've got a Marshall V-LCD51 5" monitor that has a 5v marking on it. The instruction manual says it takes anywhere from 5v to 12v. I want to get a Swit D-Tap 14.4 volt battery, which is stated to work with my camera. If I plug my 5 volt monitor into the 14.4 volt D-Tap connector, could that damage the monitor?
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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Is 14.4 volts OK for 5 volt monitor?

I don't have direct experience with that setup, but generally speaking you don't want to exceed the rated voltage. Over rated amperage is ok since it just draws what it needs.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Stephen. Based on your advice, plus what others have told me, I'm going to skip the D-Tap idea, and just use the small battery made for the monitor.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 02:55 PM   #4
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A straight cable would potentially damage the monitor. You would want to get a special cable with an inline transformer to convert the voltage from 14.4 volts down to the rated range.
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