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Increase Outlet Power?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by calikites, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    calikites

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  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Only way I could think of doing it is rerunning the wire from a big power inverter. This would make the settings for hi/lo output useless, but i think you could still use the button. I don't think that the truck as it sits could run that bad boy at all.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    I think for the amount of effort and cash that you are going to get roped doing this into you should look into a small compressor that you can stow in the bed cavity behind the stock storage unit (Anyone know the build I'm thinking of?) Or go with one of the new micro generators that have come out recently.

    Most rafting companies i have had experience with don't actually use these things, but a shop vac in reverse or a leaf blower or something instead. Personally I installed a bed outlet to run a Wally world pump that can be found in the camping section.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Power= voltage * amps (P=IE)
    I think the stock outlet can only put out about 3 amps of power at 120 volts (400 watts / 120v = 3.33 amps).
    At 12 volts you're drawing 33 amps.

    I believe you'd need about a 1000 watt converter.

    8 amps * 120 vac = 960 watts

    At 12 volts, you're going to be drawing about 80 amps. It'll require some heavier gauge wire as well.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 4:41 AM
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    So what use is the outlet in the bed?
     
  6. Apr 23, 2010 at 5:02 AM
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    There is a thread somewhere on here that shows what people use their outlet for. I have used it to power the blower on my water heater when my power went out and a couple lights in the house. I used it for bed lights and the radio while camping. I used it to charge my quad battery while in transit. I have also used it for the charging dock for my cordless power tools.

    I will agree it would be nice to have about 1000 watts but still nice to have the 400watts.
     
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