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Help wiring Compressor

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by JayARRGHH, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Dec 5, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    JayARRGHH

    JayARRGHH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this isn't the correct area for this, but I bought a little 3 gallon compressor from lowes, plug in the wall, nothing fancy, and I plan on bolting it in my tool box, any ideas for wiring it to either the battery or a separate battery? I clearly have no idea what I'm talking about so any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    S.B.

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    I'm gonna guess it runs off the house electricity right? From the house it is 120V AC. The truck battery is 12V DC. So you would need a inverter ( converts 12V DC to 120V AC). If you have the TRD OffRoad than just plug the compressor in to the plug that is in the back of you bed.

    Never mind about plugging it in to you truck, because you don't have a 05+. Just buy an inverter (one that can handle the compressor's needs) and wire it directly into your battery and plug the compressor into that.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    JayARRGHH

    JayARRGHH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright seems easy enough, thanks!!
     
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