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I used the bed outlet

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RoyB, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    RoyB

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    For those who say the bed outlet is useless, I say BS! Usually I use it to charge my batteries for my drill or little stuff like that...well, today it came in very handy. We were mounting some outside lights on the building and we needed a hammer drill to mount them. The nearest outlet was literally 300+ feet away. I had about 100 feet in extension cords. Obviously not gonna work:( I said, hey, ya know what, I have an inverter on my truck!

    Grabbed the truck, plugged the drill in, and WALA! Got all 4 lights hung using it! Hammer drill has to be right on the verge of tripping it, but it didn't.

    So it saved my ass at work today for all you naysayers.

    :)
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Niiiice!!!! Good work!!!:eek:
     
  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    So Roy baby, the inverter worked nicely? What is the power rating (amps? voltage?) on it? Manufacturer? :):):):):):):):):):)
     
  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Nice, any time I try to plug say, an electric tooth brush into it it trips. I still say it's useless.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    knickerbocker

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    the leading minor of order 1 is not positive definite.
    i have an aftermarket one...i use it all the time to make espresso! yum yum yum. what could be more useful than caffeine procurement!?!
     
  6. Mar 6, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    this was the factory toyota one in the bed of my truck.

    400 watts max. I thought for sure the hammer drill would trip it. It ran a little slower than the wall outlet, but did the job none-the-less.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    09 tacoma trd

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    i used mine to power a battery charger for my electric boat motor. worked good. a 12 volt plug in in the back would be nice.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Dammit.....wish I had one. I have a measly SR5. :(
     
  9. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    what were you hanging lights on?
    A concrete wall?
    Why did you use a hammer drill?
    did they compensate you for this months payment. as they had to use your personal equipment to do their job?
     
  10. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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  11. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    To drill in concrete you have to use a hammer drill. A regular drill won't cut it.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Just dont try a coffee maker unless you want cold to semi warm coffee. Ive used my Sawzall though.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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  14. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    i see... lemme rephrase

    Was it a brick or concrete wall?
    Hilti? Makita? Wacker?
     
  15. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    No way it would power a Hilti.
     
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    their are 2 sizes of hilti...
    Wacker is Gigantic usually for 3/4" or bigger bits
     
  17. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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  18. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Oh, good. I'll plug in the expresso machine. ; )
     
  19. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    I was hanging some 100? watt HPS wallpacks on face-brick.

    The drill was a milwaukee sds, kinda like this one:
     
  20. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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