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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    How many of you use it?

    and How do you use it? (with what equipment)
     
  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    jjtnova

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    Planning on using this summer at the lake to pump up kids toys and tubes....
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Nice. I advise if youre going to use it alot, get a second battery for it. Thats what my plans are.

    I have used it for a TV and air compressor
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    hair dryer for removing badges, pump for air mattress while camping....only things so far
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Is it possible to push out a bit more than is recommended
     
  6. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i think it will trip the circuit if u try too much....that or only put out the max for the setting and the device wouldnt work correctly or not at all
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Could you run two things off it, like get a thing that makes one plug into two outlet plugs so you can power a small tv and a video game... cause thats what im hoping to do at school
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    depends on the amps or W that they are pulling. i think that sitting still w/ the truck on will only puch 400W....so if it takes more than that to power the tv and console, then no dice
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    ........i will find away to hook up my tv and old xbox.....wait i will get a power inverter that i can plug into the cigarette lighter and run it through the rear sliding window and plug the xbox into the bed outlet. there problem solved :D
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    sliverworm

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    I used it for my laptop..
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Get a second battery and a power controller... It will help
     
  12. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    I was thinking that but car batteries are expensive, good idea!
     
  13. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    How long could you run a small TV on not kill the battery? I have yet to try mine.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    You dont need a very expensive battery if youre just going to play the tv and etc on it.

    Ill use it for a tv for Tailgating
     
  15. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    400W on idle for like an hour or so
    100W running 15 minutes
     
  16. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    I plug in the blender to make margaritas while tailgating...

    When the power went out in our city last year I plugged in an extension cord and powered my tv & directv receiver in the house. I was the only person on the street watching infomercials at 3am... ;-)


    BTW, i never ended up ordering the snuggie...
     
  17. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    So should I run the truck while using it?
     
  18. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    No let it idle. Running means.....driving it with something in the outlet
     
  19. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    then if ur running it, u'll be constantly charging the battery...it'll run as long as u have the truck on, then as long as the battery will hold.

    now the battery should die if u do a mod and make it able to be used when the truck isnt running and just straight off battery power.....

    CHRIS!!!! lol
     
  20. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    chris4x4

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    LOL, Sorry....With the truck ideling, I belive there is circutry in place to cut the inverter if the drain on the battery becomes to much. I havent been able to confirm this. If your pushing close to 100 watts with the engine off, the battery will drain quickly. AND, the possibility does exist to drain the battery even when the vehicle is running at idle and pushing 400 watts out of the inverter. The alternator on the truck doesnt push out max amps until around 1300, or so, rpm...
     
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