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110V Outlet Worthless?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Timo2013Tacoma, May 5, 2023.

  1. May 5, 2023 at 11:12 AM
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    Timo2013Tacoma

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    Just got my 2023 OR after totaling my 2013 (not my fault), and now that I know how the 110v outlet works (with the truck running), I cannot think of a single thing this feature could be useful for.

    Does anyone have any good ideals?

    Per other threads I've seen
    Drill - mine is cordless as is 99% of everyone else
    Buffer - since I'm in or near the garage, just plug in to the garage outlet
    Air compressor - the 12V direct to battery is better anyways
    small fridge - well, maybe? but it won't be on anymore once I'm at the river
    tailgate party- again, I'm not going to sit there with the truck running. I'll just use a Honda generator.

    Timo23OR
     
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  2. May 5, 2023 at 11:15 AM
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    Gatafly

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    Plug in the charger to your cordless tools and charge the batteries while driving to a location. Otherwise I do think they are gimmicky and Toyota should have put in electric tailgate locks instead.
     
  3. May 5, 2023 at 11:16 AM
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    typhoonegator

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    Battery charger if you drive around a lot between sites, can help top-off your tools.

    I've put a small crockpot back there so food would be hot after a drive to the camp site. Felt a little weird.
     
  4. May 5, 2023 at 11:24 AM
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    Junkhead

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    Xmas lights is prolly the most popular use.:)

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  5. May 5, 2023 at 11:33 AM
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    Mtbkrguy

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    I've had my truck for 7 years and I've used the outlet once.
     
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  6. May 5, 2023 at 11:34 AM
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    deaps

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    I've also had one in my truck/vehicle for over 7 years...and I've never tried it on anything I've had with it. That said, I do like that it's there for some strange reason. Like, I'm always convinced that some day I will be happy I have it.
     
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  7. May 5, 2023 at 11:39 AM
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    That's what mine is used for...

    But not just that.

    I did the 400w mod and tapped into the inverter to put in a combination 110v plug with USB chargers into the back of the center console. This gives multiple USB ports in the back of the cab as well as a regular 110v outlets for more USB chargers or for things like a laptop.
    https://www.amazon.com/Desktop-Grom...84&sprefix=desk+power+hub,aps,122&sr=8-5&th=1
    upload_2023-5-5_14-38-39.jpg
     
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  8. May 5, 2023 at 11:43 AM
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    Ice fishing trips I’ve used it for a bait bucket aerator.
     
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  9. May 5, 2023 at 11:45 AM
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  10. May 5, 2023 at 11:47 AM
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    Nice, smart!
     
  11. May 5, 2023 at 11:52 AM
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    Cudgel

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    Post 2. Charge tools to and from the job. This is after all a truck.

    For glamping get a Honda 2200 generator.

    Very useful when needed for the right things.
     
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  12. May 5, 2023 at 11:54 AM
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    Ryeguy

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    It works great for inflating tow tubes for the kids on the boat.
     
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  13. May 5, 2023 at 11:55 AM
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    BluberryBCtaco

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    I use it to power low draw things like:
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    Running Compressor.
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    Carpet fan. (With short extension cord)

    it’s useful if you understand its limitations.
     
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  14. May 5, 2023 at 12:01 PM
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    Only aesthetic mods so far Leer 180 cap & Clazzio covers on order.
    I've used mine for:
    - Inflating the air mattress for sleeping under the cap.
    - Using a small coffee maker (requires resetting the breaker 2-3 times).
    - Charging my tablet.
    Otherwise it's not very useful.
     
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    What’s a carpet fan?
     
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    Electric chain saw for camp
     
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    Carpet Fan. Just a more powerful fan. Use it at work and when outside in the summer.

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    Recharge your potato clock.
     
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    I run a fan in the back for the dogs during shoulder seasons
     

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