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What's the point of that power socket in the back of TRD models if you can't use it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dee_bo, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    dee_bo

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    I tired to plug in a small vacuum and it would start for 2 secs and then shut off. Does it really pull too many amps....what can I actually use?? lol
     
  2. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Anything under 3.2 amps................if IIRC
     
  3. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    wat?
    i've run a 3-gallon pancake air compressor off it....along w/ airbed pumps, etc
     
  4. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    X2 or 400W

    Mostly for stereos and stuff like that...
     
  5. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    like a small coffee maker
     
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    You can have a cup of coffee in about an hour.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Well how come a simple vacuum failed. The truck was just idling. Should I have had someone rev it up???
     
  8. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    400W is 3.2 amps @ 120v..............:p
     
  9. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    the vacuum has a small motor that probably pulls like 4-4.5 amps the plug in the back is only good for like 3 amps (400watts) i am not what it would be good for that is not a lot of power. i would suggest buying a bigger inverter and then taping into that.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    wat?
    it'll only pass a certain amount...revving mont do anything but burn gas. make sure the 400W light is on when you are sitting
     
  11. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    probably not the coffee maker will have a heating element that will pull more then the truck can handle
     
  12. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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  13. Jun 29, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    I can run a small 4 cup coffee maker with mine, it takes a while but it works.
     
  14. Jun 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Also, don't forget to push the button to engage 400w... otherwise it will be on 100w. However yes, it's mostly useless for a lot of things. My little shop vac won't run off it either (thought it'd be sweet for doing a full car wash/interior detail but NOOOOoooooo)

    You can always upgrade the inverter...
     
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    Any way to upgrade it??
     
  16. Jun 29, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    this DEC, that tiny plug better run my Christmas lights!!
     
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    I ran a small air compressor worked fine
     
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    I tried a vacuum, didn't work. But it did charge my phone, perfect for campsites and the such that dont have power.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    i use mine mostly for plugging in a work light when outside at night. works well for parties and other random stuff out in the woods, especially skinning a deer
     
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    I turn off all elec stuff when I use it. Mine won't go to 400w if the a/c is on. I hooked up a small shop vac and it ran, but slow. Just enough to suck corn seed out of a planter.

    Where is the inverter? How do you get to it? I have a 750 I would like to use if it will fit.
     
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