Adding A 110 Volt Outlet To Your Car

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Now, if only I had a driver's license and a car...
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    Invereters are very popular, more so in boats and rvs than in autos.
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    Don't think it would work in my car, not enough open dash space to easily mount the switch and my ash tray points upwards all the time, so I'd be afraid I would spill something in there all the time. Also, that gy puts waaaaay more overcurrent devices (fuses, other safety stuff) on there than is needed, but they're cheap I guess so it doesn't matter.
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  • Black_ViperBlack_Viper Join Date: 2003-12-08 Member: 24157Posts: 820Members
    My dads got a 800 watt inverter on his 2k5 Dodge Cumins Turbo Deisel duely. Great for them 10k candel light hologen spot lights he has in the back...
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  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943Members
    Heh, I thought some cars came in standard with 230V Outlets. I'd have thought it would be the same with 110V.
    -signed-
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,371NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
    Yup, these things are handy for recharging your crap during an extended seperation from mains power.

    --Scythe--
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    QUOTE (Cereal KillR @ May 29 2005, 09:02 AM)
    Heh, I thought some cars came in standard with 230V Outlets. I'd have thought it would be the same with 110V.

    Gah since when? I can't think of any portable stuff that would require 240, and that would be really dangerous to anyone attempting maintanence on the car.
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  • im_lostim_lost TWG Rule Guru Join Date: 2003-04-26 Member: 15861Posts: 3,925Members
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 09:32 AM)
    QUOTE (Cereal KillR @ May 29 2005, 09:02 AM)
    Heh, I thought some cars came in standard with 230V Outlets. I'd have thought it would be the same with 110V.

    Gah since when? I can't think of any portable stuff that would require 240, and that would be really dangerous to anyone attempting maintanence on the car.

    Isn't 230 V standard in Europe?
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    Aw dang it is, I always forget that. You wacky Europeans with your very dangerous common voltage.
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  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943Members
    Yes, some large family cars in Europe sometimes have 230V in them, and yes, 230V is standard in all places in Europe I've gone to.
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  • RPG_JssmfulhudRPG_Jssmfulhud Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4006Posts: 3,412Members
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    Ahem. 220V.

    EDIT: That's a whole 10V less dangerous than 230!!
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  • DaJMastaDaJMasta Join Date: 2005-01-10 Member: 34750Posts: 692Members, Constellation
    I don't know if putting a coffee maker on the dashboard is the smartest use of the new socket, especially when driving....

    I'll bet it drains your battery fairly fast with some appliances.
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943Members
    QUOTE (RPG Jssmfulhud @ May 29 2005, 06:59 PM)
    Ahem. 220V.

    EDIT: That's a whole 10V less dangerous than 230!!

    It's said 220 but it's actually 230, just like 110 is more like 115.
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  • CyndaneCyndane Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,009Members
    If you reallywish to get technical.

    The voltages are ranges, as they are not always 110 or 230.

    It is more like 110-120, or 220-240. It all depends on the purity of the power (I know that sounds wierd) and how far away the source of the generation of the power is from where it is ending up. Which is why almost all electronic equipment which requires AC, will have a range of specficiations on it.

    Example:

    110V~120V.
    220V~240V.

    As for the automobiles that have stock inverters, they are usually fairly small in the wattage category, and are normaly switched on, (read: Only turn on when key is turned to ACC or IGNITION). If they were on constantly there would be always a chance of being electrified(shocked), not to be confused with electrocuted as that means you died.
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  • CyberPitzCyberPitz Join Date: 2004-09-04 Member: 31301Posts: 215Members, Constellation
    I wish I had another car I didn't care as much about as my RX-7..I'd do that **** lol
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  • big_jimbig_jim Join Date: 2003-12-14 Member: 24350Posts: 205Members
    QUOTE (Cyndane @ May 29 2005, 01:24 PM)
    If you reallywish to get technical.

    The voltages are ranges, as they are not always 110 or 230.

    It is more like 110-120, or 220-240.  It all depends on the purity of the power (I know that sounds wierd) and how far away the source of the generation of the power is from where it is ending up.  Which is why almost all electronic equipment which requires AC, will have a range of specficiations on it.

    Example:

    110V~120V.
    220V~240V.

    Actually as its AC, its 230* +/- 10% rms. Hence the peak voltage is a bit higher - approx. 339V.


    *230 +/- 10% in the Uk at least.
  • CyndaneCyndane Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,009Members
    If you were take 10% of 220 which is the base line for european voltage, you would have anywhere from 220 - 240. ( 10% of 220 is 22)

    Same goes for american voltage, it is 10% of rms, which is 110-120.

    Example of a converter below.

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  • Gay_Parrot_of_DoomGay_Parrot_of_Doom Join Date: 2002-11-10 Member: 8002Posts: 156Members
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 04:53 PM)
    Aw dang it is, I always forget that. You wacky Europeans with your very dangerous common voltage.

    Heh, at least we can design a domestic mains supply with a good earthing system - unlike the USA.

    The UK has some of the most stringent safety regulations in the world when it comes to electrical safety, and rightly so since we basically built the world as you know it.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    QUOTE (Gay Parrot of Doom @ May 29 2005, 05:17 PM)
    The UK has some of the most stringent safety regulations in the world when it comes to electrical safety, and rightly so since we basically built the world as you know it.

    Huh? confused-fix.gif
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    QUOTE (Gay Parrot of Doom @ May 29 2005, 04:17 PM)
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 04:53 PM)
    Aw dang it is, I always forget that. You wacky Europeans with your very dangerous common voltage.

    Heh, at least we can design a domestic mains supply with a good earthing system - unlike the USA.

    The UK has some of the most stringent safety regulations in the world when it comes to electrical safety, and rightly so since we basically built the world as you know it.

    Oh yeah, the UK requirement are soooo much more stringent, as opposed the US wherew I have to carry a several pound lawbook every where I go to work as an Electrician. And I'll tell you as someone who would have died unless such things existed, the US grounding systems are more than satisfactory for any fault situation.
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  • Black_ViperBlack_Viper Join Date: 2003-12-08 Member: 24157Posts: 820Members
    Besides a washer/dryer, what would you need a 220V in a car?


    And just to let you know, its not the voltage that kills, its the amps.
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    QUOTE (Black Viper @ May 29 2005, 04:27 PM)
    Besides a washer/dryer, what would you need a 220V in a car?


    And just to let you know, its not the voltage that kills, its the amps.

    True, but it is extremely difficult to push fatal amperage through human skin at 120 volts.

    And you wouldn't need 220 in a car, unless you were European and everything ran on that.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 05:26 PM)
    QUOTE (**** Parrot of Doom @ May 29 2005, 04:17 PM)
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 04:53 PM)
    Aw dang it is, I always forget that. You wacky Europeans with your very dangerous common voltage.

    Heh, at least we can design a domestic mains supply with a good earthing system - unlike the USA.

    The UK has some of the most stringent safety regulations in the world when it comes to electrical safety, and rightly so since we basically built the world as you know it.

    Oh yeah, the UK requirement are soooo much more stringent, as opposed the US wherew I have to carry a several pound lawbook every where I go to work as an Electrician. And I'll tell you as someone who would have died unless such things existed, the US grounding systems are more than satisfactory for any fault situation.

    QFT! Couldn't agree with you more, as I do a good bit of electrical work myself.
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    I salute you, Home Depot man, now get me discounts on cordless power tools!
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  • big_jimbig_jim Join Date: 2003-12-14 Member: 24350Posts: 205Members
    Sorry my fault, I meant the rms voltage is 230V, with an allowence of +/- 10% which does make the peak voltage ~330V, not 230V +/- 10% of the rms
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943Members
    QUOTE (Black Viper @ May 29 2005, 11:27 PM)
    Besides a washer/dryer, what would you need a 220V in a car?

    It's only 230V because that's the standard in Europe. That means anything like laptops, any charger or adapter, a TV, a shaver or anything does come in 230V. If there was an equivalent in the US, it would of course be 110V
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 05:30 PM)
    I salute you, Home Depot man, now get me discounts on cordless power tools!

    I would recommend the Dewalt line, which is very expensive but worth every penny. It's the brand your contractors prefer.

    Bad news is I can't get you a discount. Hell, I never got a discount when I worked there (other than on my stock purchases) ... meh!

    Back on topic, does anyone really use an inverter in their automobile? If so, for what?
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    QUOTE (Depot @ May 29 2005, 05:00 PM)
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 05:30 PM)
    I salute you, Home Depot man, now get me discounts on cordless power tools!

    I would recommend the Dewalt line, which is very expensive but worth every penny. It's the brand your contractors prefer.

    Oddly, I have found that most electricians prefer Milwaukee brand because of the metal cutting 18v circular saw and cuz they make the hole hog we electricians trust 'em. Although I personally am still stuck with the Harry Homeowner style Ryobi tools cuz I'm an apprentice and don't get payed squat. Everyone always gives me crap about 'em.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 06:10 PM)
    QUOTE (Depot @ May 29 2005, 05:00 PM)
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 05:30 PM)
    I salute you, Home Depot man, now get me discounts on cordless power tools!

    I would recommend the Dewalt line, which is very expensive but worth every penny. It's the brand your contractors prefer.

    Oddly, I have found that most electricians prefer Milwaukee brand because of the metal cutting 18v circular saw and cuz they make the hole hog we electricians trust 'em. Although I personally am still stuck with the Harry Homeowner style Ryobi tools cuz I'm an apprentice and don't get payed squat. Everyone always gives me crap about 'em.

    Roffles @ the Harry Homeowner style Ryobi tools. biggrin-fix.gif I have an 18v Ryobi Combo Kit myself. Just bought a new pair of batteries for it. Did you know Home Depot owns the Ryobi electrical division?
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    Yessir I did, That's why you can only buy 'em at the H Dizzle. I got the 18v combo and the recip. saw, I want the speed saw real bad, but my charger recently got stolen along with a battery so I gotta buy a new set of those first.

    The chainsaw would be pretty cool to, just cuz it's a cordless electrical chainsaw!
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    QUOTE (AllUrHiveRblong2us @ May 29 2005, 07:42 PM)
    Yessir I did, That's why you can only buy 'em at the H Dizzle. I got the 18v combo and the recip. saw, I want the speed saw real bad, but my charger recently got stolen along with a battery so I gotta buy a new set of those first.

    The chainsaw would be pretty cool to, just cuz it's a cordless electrical chainsaw!

    Don't ... waste ... your money ... on an electric chainsaw. Ever. wow.gif
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