What have you plugged into 110v?

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I plug in a small 4 cup Mr Coffee machine. Works great. Also occasionally a 300 watt floodlight to set up camp in the dark…
 

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I tried using my small DeWalt air compressor once but it wouldn't kick on. Not sure the power demands from it. That's the only thing I've tried in mine.

This looks like it.
The new ones are 400 watts, so U not gonna run much, dang sure not yer toaster, LOL.

But U could wire in a sine inverter to your battery and mount somewhere in the cab or wherever whatever wattage U wanted to go up to. Make sure pure sine inverter system.
 

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If you travel with a female its nice not to have to wait while she 'does her hair'. You can run the hair dryer on low speed with our AC going down the road.
I think I may drive my truck off the road having to listen to that damn thing while driving, lol.
 

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After my wifes knee replacement we took a trip to see the grand kits BC to Ontario and ran a ice pack pump to cool knee to stop swelling
 

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I'm a retired Ram/Jeep engineer that was in charge of the battery/starter/alternator system. If you need more than 400W you go directly to the battery terminals, or on later models the "HAPP" (Hi Amperage Power Point) if so equipped - and then use an aftermarket inverter.
Alternator size is not correlated to the 400W outlet.
The Ram Upfitter web site has alternator output curves that will show you how much alternator capacity is available, minus whatever accessories are turned on and what's necessary to power the engine electronics (12-20 amps). Alternator output capability is totally dependent on engine RPM and underhood temperature.
If powering off of the battery(s) alone the available energy is totally dependent on the battery temperature, battery age, battery state of charge, and the rate of amperage draw.
FYI - recharging the vehicle battery by simply driving or running the engine will take longer to recharge than using an auxiliary charger since a good sized charger will provide a higher recharge voltage that the vehicles alternator which has a regulated output voltage curve. If the vehicle has a start/stop system that uses a second small AGM battery then higher charge voltage becomes more problematic if too high.

Never knew what this was. Learned something new today. Thanks.
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Charging Laptop, tablets and Ryobi batteries as we use cordless drill (for trailer stabilizers), inflator (for tires) and vacuum (in trailer and truck) while traveling with the trailer. First time I was really happy to have that vacuum and 110 outlet as we went to White Sands over a week ago and that blasted gypsum sand (read dust) got all over everything inside. Took two batteries to get it all!
 

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