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Installing power inside cab

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Sean266, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Aug 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 [OP] #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    There isn't an electrical forum up yet, so I placed this here.

    Has anyone done this? I want to run power (outlet) inside the cab (maybe center console? to install a charger for my LED flashlight and am not sure of all the supplies, tools, or how to even do this.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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    You have to purchase a power inverter. Ties to battery terminals or you could get one that plugs into the cig lighter.

    The Tacoma had a power inverter installed under the center console from factory on the TRD models.
     
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  3. Aug 22, 2014 at 9:28 PM
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    I have seen alot at loves and pilots in the trucker sections. Some real nice ones.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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  5. Aug 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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  6. Aug 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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    Lol I'm not paying 200 for a power inverter!
     
  7. Aug 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    Depends on what you want to power. If your thinking just a charger for your flashlight then you need less wattage. The $30 one will do.
    If your thinking power tools or similar then higher wattage is needed and more money.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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    Mother freaking mini frig!
     
  9. Aug 24, 2014 at 4:41 PM
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    Link me to what all is needed? :)
     
  10. Sep 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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    Being a former Tacoma owner, I came to know and love the inverter. I would also like to install one in the Tundra (as funding allows.)
    The question I have is how much headroom the Tundra's systems have for additional power draw? I don't want to load it down too much, I also don't want to play it too safe and end up with far less than I should have for the given funds.
     
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