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Old 05-07-2012, 07:57 AM
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So saturday night we have a big thunder storm here in San Antonio and lose power, long about 9 am sunday morning I got tired of waiting for the power to come back on so I figured I'd be a hero and run an extension cord from the pickup AC plug to our coffee pot. Well so much for being a hero, the damn thing kept shutting down, seems the power inverter doesn't have enough power to run a coffee pot
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The AC inverter in the dash is only rated for 150 watts, and most coffee makers are well over 500 watts. Sounds like you needed a real generator for that job.

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True story. Found that out last year on a camping trip. Wife put the blender in the truck to make margaritas for the girls, only to have the same results a you
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True story. Found that out last year on a camping trip. Wife put the blender in the truck to make margaritas for the girls, only to have the same results a you

There's some serius irony is using a vehicles power outlet to mix alcoholic drinks. I like the way you party
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I think about the same irony when I see a drive-thru window at a liquor store!

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I think about the same irony when I see a drive-thru window at a liquor store!

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yeah, that was a marvelous invention...
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I wish they had put a real inverter on the truck and put it in the bed like "OH MY GOD" the import other guys did...
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Next years Rams with the Rambox, will have the option of a larger inverter within the Rambox

I don't see why they can't put one under the passenger side seat & put that flimsy jack back behind or under the rear seat or against the rear wall of the truck
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The main purpose of the dash inverter was to power laptops/ipods and other small electronics. 150 watts is more than enough to serve that purpose. I think it's fine for the intended use.

There are plenty of aftermarket inverters if you really need more juice.

When I want more portable AC power, I'd go with this:

http://powerequipment.honda.com/gene...models/eu2000i

Yeah, I know... it's a Honda... but they do make the finest portable generators in the market.

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^^^^$1200 yikes!!!
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