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110v bed outlet

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tntacoma, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    tntacoma

    tntacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody found a use for this? what was toyota's intention with this? wtf?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Gotta be some use since I lost count of how many people have installed converters in their cars that I've seen. Although they were all in the inside I guess maybe there's more of a use for it there? Only time I have used mine was to plug my cell phone charger in on the beach because I didn't have my regular car charger with.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Are you kidding? It comes in great use when I charge up my batteries for my R/C airplanes/cars and more.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    JHAirForce05

    JHAirForce05 I'm kinda a big deal

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    I use mine when im camping
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Capita

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    I used mine for an air compressor and for charging my flashlight while camping. I am a bit disappointed because if can't handle a large load. I remember seeing a picture of a family out camping watching a tv pluged into the bed outlet. I don't think it can handle that wattage though.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    ETAV8R

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    Used mine for my dremmel when I trimmed my mudflaps and charging camera batteries
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    thekidcatcher

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    I use mine for my dremmel and guitar amp. Also any other low voltage things it is pretty handy. Spot lights stuff like that.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    easttexascat

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    I recently used mine to run my 52" LCD tv and HD Dish Network box during a power outage...ran it with no problems. Also ran the fridge on it for a while to keep things cold (not at the same time as the tv though)
     
  9. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    sixdoubleseven

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    Is it possible to add the outlet to a tacoma that didn't come with one originally?
     
  10. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    Redfox458

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    I used mine just last weekend while camping. I was the only one using a blender and an electric toaster :D
     
  11. Sep 7, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    wow I couldn't even get a vacuum to work, lol
     
  12. Sep 7, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    I've used a dremel and an electric sawzaw to cut thru steel pipe. I'm surprised how well it works.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    TightShirts

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    i've used an extension cord- ran it through the rear window and used it to run my laptop once when the battery died. i was testing some gps software so i actually used it while i was driving.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    mcampos0

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    x2 i have a 09 prerunner non-TRD and want to add one
     
  15. Sep 7, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    When I go camping, I leave my food in a refrig in the back of the truck for the drive.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    dremmel, drill, blender....lol
    soo many possibilities. glad i have mine. tried using the house Vac. to clean up my truck bu tit was a no go haha
     
  17. Sep 7, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Faskev

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    Same here, I keep a Koolatron plugged into the box and it keeps everything nice and cold while camping! I've also used it for a magic bullet and to charge my cell phone. It has been able to handle most power tools that I've tried like a jigsaw, circular saw, dremel, and a drill.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    rngrchad

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    I've run my electric DeWalt grinder off it a bunch. I'm looking for an override so it will work to charge my marine batteries when I driving.

    Any ideas for an overide? I've got the 130amp alternator.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2009 at 3:36 AM
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    tntacoma

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    I am glad to see all who have success with this. I can think of about a 1000 things I would like to plug into it.
    what I have tried so far:
    sawzall
    chop saw
    refrigerated cooler
    vacuum cleaner
    tv
    hot plate
    blender
    amp
    floor work light
    lap top
    all with no success (didn't work)


    what has worked:
    radio
    cell phone charger
    cordless drill charger

    I definately want to do a Inverter upgrade just haven't yet.
    I would like to know what toyota had in mind when they put this in there.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2009 at 5:08 AM
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    Can the OEM bed outlet be purchased and installed? Is there already wiring in place for it behind the storage bin?
     
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