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120 volt air compressors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RogueLeader, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    RogueLeader

    RogueLeader [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone on here try using a 2 gallon +/- 120 volt air compressor using the truck's inverter? I have a 12 volt air compressor, but it is really slow as it plugs into the cigarette lighter.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    Yuma Taco

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    More information is needed to say Yes or NO.
    OK it's 2 gallons of storage but how many amp ot watts will the pump be pulling?
    That's what is important.
    The on board inverter only can handle 400 watts!

    Yuma Taco,
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    06redtacoma

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    unless its a really weak air compressor it wont cut it. my compressor is a lot bigger than that but is still portable it draws almost 20 amps or 2400 watts there is no way that your little 2 gallon is drawing this much but i will bet its drawing more than the 400 the inverter will put out, i dont even think it can run a circular saw.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    cummins6speed

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    I don't think you are going to be able to find a 120V compressor that will run off the factory inverter. Im sure there is one that would run on it if it would start
     
  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    ktmrider

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    I made a clean ass OBA setup yesterday, when I finish Ill post pics and you wont wanna use the inverter anymore
     
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