Plug Conversion Possible?

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by B-Man, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Reviewing some of the portable air compressors. They have the alligator clips that clip on to the '+' and '-' terminals of your battery to operate. My question is can you convert those alligator clamps to a 3-prong plug-in to operate in the plug-in in the bed of a 3rd Gen? Thanks!
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It’s possible but the power might not be enough on the bed plug.
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  4. OP

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    The compressor I'm looking at draws 30amps so I don't think the bed plug will work for this. Too many watts than the inverter will produce. (400)
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Those compressors run off of 12 volts DC. The inverter generates 120 volts AC. It would take some work to do and it wouldn't be worth it.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
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  6. OP

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
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