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Dianne

110 volt AC outlet in new 2018 GMC Sierra

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Hello,

I am picking up my new GMC Sierra tomorrow.  I want to know if I can plug  ab appliance that is 115  volts, 50 watts,   start amps 6 and run amps 1.3.  I received this info from the Danby tech desk.  They told me to contact GM to see if this outlet can handle.  It's only 50 watts but I'm uncertain about the amperage.  Could you please advise me if it will function properly without compromising safely or equipment.  If helpful, here is the make and model that I would be using Danby  

 

 

Danby Diplomat 3.5 cu.ft (98 L) Capacity Chest Freezer (DCFM036C1WM)

 

thanks

D.R. 

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It MIGHT work.  I don't know where they came up with that 50W, maybe that is it's average power use, but 1.3A x 110V = 143W, so that's right at the upper limit of what the system can provide, and from your owners manual say, it might not work because of the 6A startup current needed.

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The outlet produces 150 watts = 1.25 amps. 

 

I'm betting it will blow a fuse when you plug that freezer in.

 

I know you can run a medium slow cooker on warm. I know you can run an air mattress pump. But appliances with a surge at startup will be a challenge.

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Thanks davester and aseibel.  I'm disappointed.  I guess I'll need to continue with ice packs and coolers. LOL. 

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110V appliances aren't great for being powered by a vehicle's battery, just because they are designed for the power available from a house circuit.  there are fridges/coolers that work off 12V, that I think you'll find work better when used with your truck.

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8 hours ago, davester said:

110V appliances aren't great for being powered by a vehicle's battery, just because they are designed for the power available from a house circuit.  there are fridges/coolers that work off 12V, that I think you'll find work better when used with your truck.

Thanks again davester.....I'm going to the USA very shortly and I am sure that I will find a suitable freezer that we can use on the road and also will serve as additional freezer space in our apt. 

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