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Bed outlet question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eddyb22, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    eddyb22

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    Is the outlet plug in the bed of the 2nd gen supposed to work while the truck is completely off? Mine dosen't any help would be nice, thanks!
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    Rickoutdoors

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    heated mirrors, lighted cup holders, backup lights, backflip cover, box lights, raised diff breather, solenoid tailgate lock, flashlight holder,
    No. When ideling it"s at 400 watts and while driving its at 100 watts
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Sunner

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    And make sure the switch is pushed in
     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    outlet on these are a joke.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    Sunner

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    Agreed, I tried running a heat gun off of it to debadge my truck and kept shutting off, I dont know if the heat gun required more than the 400 but I was a bit disappointed. The gun was a cheap one anyway
     
  6. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    I gotta lookup the mod for always having the 400w mode available. Of course I do carry a 700w unit that connects to my battery. :)
     
  7. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    heat guns draw alot.....about the only thing there good for is run a set of christmas lights,not the 100 ft. strand just a 25ft.lol
     
  8. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Be thankful you have one.......I only have two storage containers that have yet to do any storing.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    I think I will deck my truck out with jingle bell lights this year, put that outlet to use for once, 25 ft should be more than enough:D
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    :laughing::thumbsup: tis the season
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    I ran an electric hedge trimmer off of mine no problem.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    i think it was PSUtaco something username (anthony real name) that made that, and it was in the cheap mods section but i just went to find it for you and the thread seems to have been deleted. the link is still there but it goes to no thread specified for it. i'll look into it further.


    and OP, don't get too reliable on it, like they said, it sucks. when i went to uwharrie with some of these guys i tried to use my coffee maker in camp the next morning. i didn't think it would work but i had to try it. plugged it in, the light came on (excited!!), put in the grounds and water, hit start (anxious!!), flips off (sad). . . . . . the most ive ever ran off of it was a 10 watt electric guitar amp.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Are you talking about the button right near the one that you push to turn on your fog lights? it has light a green light i think?
     
  14. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    no i was talking about the light on my coffee maker. i plugged it in and the clock came on. then when i hit the button to start percolating the water it drew too much power and kicked off. .....i turned on my truck, hit the button for the inverter, plugged in my coffee maker and then did all that stuff i said.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    and won't it work if the key is turned but the engine is off? i'm 90% sure i've ran computer speakers off of it (was fishing at night with the laptop playing on the tailgate) and it worked then. . . . killed the battery in 30 minutes but it did work haha.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    im talking about the button that makes the outlet work!
     
  17. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Yeah thats the one
     
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    lol, a coffee maker. Awesome :)

    Check out this chart of average wattages for appliances. Anything that 'heats' (heat gun, coffee maker) is going to draw too much for the thing.

    http://www.donrowe.com/inverters/usage_chart.html


    I'm considering upgrading the inverter just in case I ever need it. It's on the list.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    lol yeah :eek:. apparently dbronzo's wife was spying on me from his truck cause later she mentioned she was rooting for me cause she was an addict like myself and was hoping i'd share haha.
     
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    I cant run a washing machine from my bed?!?! Unacceptable Toyota, unacceptable........useful chart though
     
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