1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Power Outlet Question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by supermiguel, May 9, 2016.

  1. May 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM
    #1
    supermiguel

    supermiguel [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Member:
    #185990
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    The hammer likes this.
  2. May 9, 2016 at 11:39 AM
    #2
    Pittrider

    Pittrider Pitty, those needing correction.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Member:
    #168558
    Messages:
    3,888
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    B.C.
    Vehicle:
    2016 MGM LTD LB
    Do you need to know, or care?
    I'm thinking you would also have to add the inverter. Not sure if they install an inverter on trucks without outlet, but I've heard it's located under the center console. Haven't looked myself.
     
  3. May 24, 2016 at 10:28 AM
    #3
    gatty

    gatty saltyyota

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Member:
    #143733
    Messages:
    69
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    andrew
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    15 4Dr 4x4 black
    Fog light mod, volant cold air intake, uws tool box, 3 inch ready lift, 285 60 r 18 nitto terragrapplers 18x9 Ballistic jester wheels, grille craft front grill insert, strobes n more floodlight, cool white led bed lights, blue seas fuse box, soon SOS Concepts front bumper
    update? where you able to add the outlet?
     
  4. May 24, 2016 at 10:44 AM
    #4
    supermiguel

    supermiguel [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Member:
    #185990
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
  5. May 24, 2016 at 10:46 AM
    #5
    gatty

    gatty saltyyota

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Member:
    #143733
    Messages:
    69
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    andrew
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    15 4Dr 4x4 black
    Fog light mod, volant cold air intake, uws tool box, 3 inch ready lift, 285 60 r 18 nitto terragrapplers 18x9 Ballistic jester wheels, grille craft front grill insert, strobes n more floodlight, cool white led bed lights, blue seas fuse box, soon SOS Concepts front bumper
    awww sorry to hear that. im looking at the same thing but i hear alot guys say its not worth it. better off with a small generator or using the cig lighter outlets or another surce of power.
     
  6. May 24, 2016 at 10:52 AM
    #6
    supermiguel

    supermiguel [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Member:
    #185990
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    i havent even found a way of doing it
     
  7. May 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM
    #7
    gatty

    gatty saltyyota

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Member:
    #143733
    Messages:
    69
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    andrew
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    15 4Dr 4x4 black
    Fog light mod, volant cold air intake, uws tool box, 3 inch ready lift, 285 60 r 18 nitto terragrapplers 18x9 Ballistic jester wheels, grille craft front grill insert, strobes n more floodlight, cool white led bed lights, blue seas fuse box, soon SOS Concepts front bumper
    yeah i havent found anyone that has actually done it. i think its more hassle than necessary
     
  8. May 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM
    #8
    The hammer

    The hammer Who’s the Wrench?

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Member:
    #180475
    Messages:
    3,285
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tacoma SR5 4X4 DCLB TSS Pkg 17X8" BSW-Cooper DIscoverer AT3 4s P265/65/17
    Underworld Flex trifold, tinted, TRDPRO grill, TRDPRO shift knob, etc,etc
    I'm pretty sure you can, but why go thru all that trouble and expense when you can just DIY & add one of these??
    Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 3.37.38 PM.jpg

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pyle-PINV...AC-Power-Inverter-with-5V-USB-Outlet/36267132


    Or this?

    Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 3.34.53 PM.jpg

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-Electric-6-in-1-Jump-Starter/25955544


    Just saying...
    Stay safe
    Cheers!
     
  9. May 24, 2016 at 2:43 PM
    #9
    Aussiek2000

    Aussiek2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Member:
    #163499
    Messages:
    5,656
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Offroad AC
    stock one is too small for anything useful. better off to use one of the many aftermarket options
     
  10. May 24, 2016 at 3:32 PM
    #10
    monkeyface

    monkeyface Douchebag, or just douche if we're friends

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Member:
    #78740
    Messages:
    3,117
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '90,'97,'12,'05 Tundra 4.7,'07 T4R 4.7,'08 T4R 4.7
    I imagine if you want to add an aftermarket inverter to your SR5 you could use the TRDOR outlet above. You wouldn't need the factory wiring harness. It's AC, there's only three wires therefore you could run an AC extension cord to it and possibly solder the wire to it or crimp spade connectors.

    There were a lot of gen2'rs that wanted to add the TRDOR inverter under the center console hoping to use existing wiring/switches as well as the bed outlet but I don't think any of them found a feasible way to do it. $240 for the factory bed outlet - you can buy a weatherproof AC outlet for $15 at Lowes.

    I think every one of the Gen2 guys ended up using an aftermarket inverter mounted under the driver seat connected directly to the battery, and ran a regular AC extension cord from the 3-prong AC on the inverter to wherever they pleased.

    You can buy a 600W pure sine wave inverter for $250. 600W IMO is the max feasible for the stock 130A alternator and a deep cycle 27F battery. Pure sine wave because some electronics you use need it.

    Buy 4AWG wire, attach it directly to the battery positive, run it to a circuit breaker like this http://www.amazon.com/Amico-Protection-Inline-Circuit-Breaker/dp/B00BGAS712 then through loom to the grommet under the driver seat. Pierce the grommet, attach the positive to the inverter under the driver seat. Ground the DC negative from the inverter to the driver seat frame mount. Slather antioxidant on all your connections.

    Run a good AC extension cord from the inverter back through the grommet (of course you have to cut the female head off the extension cord) then along the frame through wire loom to a hole you drill in the bed, silicone caulk the breached grommet. Thread the extension cord into the bed, solder the leads to your weatherproof AC outlet, mount the AC outlet.

    This is the dirt simple method, it works, professionalize as you please. I've done this on my '98, '12, and Tundra.

    Take the time to do the mod and use a pure sine wave inverter. Most devices work more efficiently with a pure sine wave, and some won't work unless pure sine wave. Also, a modified sine wave inverter will introduce harmonics into audio systems that manifests itself as whines, buzzes, even obliteration of some radio frequencies.
     
    Oldasmud, Scrat, Mirchea and 3 others like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top