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#1 sport

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Posted September 06 2011 - 4:59 AM

OK I gave up chaseing Jeeps - and got a Tacoma TRD Access cab with the tow package. Should handle IBSP OK I hope. Now to remember how much to air down ect. Has anyone tried the 100 - 400 Watt inverter in the bed to run an air compressor?


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#2 Dave588

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Posted September 06 2011 - 7:39 PM

Have to be a real small air compressor? You'd be better off getting a heavier 12v and connecting directly to battery or carrying a charged air tank.


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Posted September 06 2011 - 9:43 PM

The outlet won't handle too many amps, 3-4 amps if I remember correctly.


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Posted September 06 2011 - 10:44 PM

The outlet won't handle too many amps, 3-4 amps if I remember correctly.


Right. An AC Inverter, 110-120v, 400 watts, Your talking something like 3.5amps max. 1 hp is about 750 watts. A desktop computer power supply is 300-400 watts. My coffeepot is 900 watts, 7.5amps. I can see the inverter running a computer but I'd be wary of running any motors on it.


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#5 ChocoLab

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Posted September 07 2011 - 6:36 AM


kind of makes you wonder what toyota had in mind for that outlet? or better yet, what they thought consumers would actually use it for... 



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Posted September 07 2011 - 7:32 AM

For the output of that inverter, it would be better served to have the outlet inside the cab. It would be more useful for the type of devices capable of running off it. But I suppose if you have a cap on the back of the truck and sleep in it, the outlet in the bed is useful.


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#7 metaliczombi

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Posted September 09 2011 - 9:31 AM

The inverter is located in the center console below the storage bin so for Toyota to have an outlet in the cab is a no brainer but like a few other things on Tacoma's it's not done that way. If I needed one I'd swap out the stock one with a better one with an outlet inside under the A/C cluster.


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