EpicVue equipment draws a minimal amount of wattage without compromising charge time or quality.
The system has three units that plug into the cabin inverter—the EpicVue dome and dish; a personal television; and a DVR receiver. Combined, they draw different wattage amounts depending on the mode:
Three modes. Low wattage demands.
How does EpicVue stack up?
- Startup (approximately 2 minutes)—102 watts
- Continuous operation—44 watts
- Standby Mode (powered on, but not playing live television)—19 watts.
The EpicVue DVR receiver uses 25 watts during continuous operation. The XBOX 360 draws 160 watts during continuous operation, a DVD player uses 10 and a Playstation 2 uses 50. A small, in-cab fridge draws 50 watts and a 0.7 cubic foot microwave uses 1000 watts.
The DVR draws less power than an XBOX and can run in standby mode at around 18.5 watts.
Even though it draws a comparatively low amount of wattage, the EpicVue system provides 5-8 hours of live television before having to recharge its batteries.
Twenty minutes of charge time provides live television for 3–6 hours.
A driver can fully charge the equipment with a brief, 20-minute idle, and drivers with multiple batteries or especially large inverters can get more than 12 hours of continuous, live TV.