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How long does your battery last with your Work/Scene Lights on?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by xxtsohgxx, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    xxtsohgxx

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    I am nervous of installing Work/Scene lights or any other lighting on my Tacoma to use at camp when the Truck is off because I don't want to be in the middle of no where and have my battery die on me. What are you guys using to remedy this?
    I was thinking about using Baja Designs S2 Work/Scene lights or some kind of under body lights to light up the ground when camping.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    Infinite battery life.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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  4. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    I have an AGM battery and nothing else. I don't leave my lights on, but I run a fridge constantly
     
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    I did the math and you can run those S2s for a few hours before it would kill your battery.

    In terms of remedy / peace of mind:

    NOCO GB40 is perfect for our trucks, and at a pretty agreeable price. I continue to carry this in my truck full time.

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    And a longer term solution:

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  6. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    Gunshot-6A saves the day again! :thumbsup: Have you had to use the NOCO GB40 before? I read mixed reviews on it.
     
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    I know the reviews you referenced, but having used it a few times, I think the reviewers may not have been using it correctly.

    My buddy killed his Tundra and I jumped him. You put the clamps on, turn on the unit, and then you need to let it "soak" for a bit. It says wait 30 seconds then start, but his was dead enough it needed a minute or so and then fired right up. I would easily buy this again, esp cuz it was at a freakishly low price on Amazon at the time.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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  10. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    I use this a lot and I love it. Took 6 months of camping trips to finally run down the factory charge

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  11. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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  12. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    Led lanterns work great. They can be moved easily and give you better light where you need it. That and always carry a portable battery starter if you’re going to be off road.
     
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