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Does anybody know how many amps the 110V electrical outlets can handle? I'm wondering if I can run a Coleman air bed pump from one of these? Is it about the same as the 12V plug or more/less? I want to buy an air pump for camping, but I also want to be able to use it around the house, so 110V version is preferable it the truck can run it.

 

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The alternating current (AC) accessory power outlet system consists of the accessory DC/AC power inverter module and the accessory power receptacle – 110 V AC. The accessory DC/AC power inverter module converts 12 V direct current (DC) battery power to 110 V at 60 Hertz (Hz) AC power to operate AC powered devices. The accessory DC/AC power inverter module provides up to 150 watts of power. The accessory power receptacle – 110 V AC provides the usual connection for AC powered devices.

 

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The AC outlet is a joke. I plugged my Makita charger into it, and it tripped immediately. Why even put on in there in the first place?

 

You can plug the pump in and see if it trips.

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Okay. Here's the equation:

 

P=VI (Power (watts) = Voltage (volts) x Current (amps))

 

With the numbers provided above, the available current (I, in amps)

should be...

 

I = 150/12 = 12.5 A

 

Yes, I am a physics nerd.

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12.5 amps should be plenty for most household appliances, even a microwave or a small refrigerator. I'd imagine, though, that you want to pull this much amperage only with the alternator turning/engine running.

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Okay. Here's the equation:

 

P=VI (Power (watts) = Voltage (volts) x Current (amps))

 

With the numbers provided above, the available current (I, in amps)

should be...

 

I = 150/12 = 12.5 A

 

Yes, I am a physics nerd.

 

Maybe I'm wrong, but the outlet is 120v, correct? So wouldn't it be I = 150/120, or 1.25A?

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Okay. Here's the equation:

 

P=VI (Power (watts) = Voltage (volts) x Current (amps))

 

With the numbers provided above, the available current (I, in amps)

should be...

 

I = 150/12 = 12.5 A

 

Yes, I am a physics nerd.

This is 120v AC, not 12v DC....

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This is 120v AC, not 12v DC....

 

You are correct sir! :)

 

And on top of it from my experience with the outlet, it looks likes its a modified sine wave inverter and not a pure sine wave inverter. This means that there are certain things like some chargers will not be too happy on that modified sine wave.

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Does anybody know how many amps the 110V electrical outlets can handle? I'm wondering if I can run a Coleman air bed pump from one of these? Is it about the same as the 12V plug or more/less? I want to buy an air pump for camping, but I also want to be able to use it around the house, so 110V version is preferable it the truck can run it.

 

Thanks.

 

You will be fine, I have done this many times with no issue.

 

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Okay. Here's the equation:

 

P=VI (Power (watts) = Voltage (volts) x Current (amps))

 

With the numbers provided above, the available current (I, in amps)

should be...

 

I = 150/12 = 12.5 A

 

Yes, I am a physics nerd.

 

 

Nerd, maybe but correct, no.

 

Your formula is correct, but you solved for the 12V amperage and not the 110V amperage. Since the pump in question is a 110V device, it's THAT amperage that will dictate whether or not its current draw is too much.

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