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Broken power outlet or just useless?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Charli, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    Charli

    Charli [OP] Stealer of Souls

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    Hey guys. What is the power outlet in the bed good for? The power was out here this morning, and I tried to make a cup of coffee using the bed outlet, but no go. I've got one of those Senseo one-cup machines. Shouldn't this thing at least run a coffee maker???? I found a thread that talked about all the things ppl use their bed outlet for (power saws and the like). For the record: yes, I had the truck turned on; yes, it was actually running; yes, I turned on the outlet. The coffee maker would turn on for about 15 seconds, and then the outlet would turn itself off. :mad: Is this thing really that useless, or should I take it up to the dealership to have them take a look at it? This is the first time I've tried to use it. :(
     
  2. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    Ahaszard

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    I use mine to make coffee in a Mr. Coffee 4 cup pot quite often and have never had a problem as long as the engine was on and I set it to 400 w. You might want to take it in and have it checked.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Phantom's right, coffee makers pull lots of power. I use mine most with a dremal (sp?) tool and small corded tools like it oh and cell phone charger sometimes.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    It depends on the *draw* that appliance uses (so to speak).

    I tried using an electrick kettle on it ...to boil hot water, but it wouldn't work.

    But like Ahaszard said - Instead of the kettle......I used a 4-cup Mr. Coffee machine to boil hot water to make hot chcoloate last winter.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Maybe my coffee pot just pulls too much power....I can't handle all the math Phantom but thanks anyway! lol! It must be "bigger" than a four-cup even though it only makes one... Thanks everybody!
     
  6. Sep 15, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    About the only thing I've found it useful for running (that I have) is CF work lights and chargers. Tried charging my craftsman 19.2v drill, but fried 2 chargers. So I stick to the lights now when working in the dark at a friend's house.

    I'm planning on getting a small generator for the house and no point in upgrading the stock inverter until I have a second battery so I haven't bothered looking into it myself.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    Thanks guys--glad to know I don't have to drag it into the dealership--I hate that place on a good day, and it's worse now that it's under construction.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    kasey200

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    i use mine daily. i leave my e-collar for my dog in the compartment next to the outlet. when i head out to the ponds i turn it on and it's always charged for the hunt!
     
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