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post #1 of 14 Old 04-20-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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110 volt outlet...

I am sure this information is in the manual, but....
Is there a limit to the amps, and hence type of device, that can be run off of the 110 volt plug? I have a friend who has no outside outlets at his house, so I brought over my electric trimmers and thought we could just plug into my car outlet. Turns out I was wrong..not enough power to run the hedge trimmers!

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-21-2009, 04:44 AM
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115 Volts; 1.3 Amps; 88 Ohms; 150 Watts

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Thanks, Bob...I tried to look that up on line, but couldn't find anything specific for the Compass (and we had a driving cold rain last night, so I didn't want to go out and check the manual)
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Is there any chance I did damage to the battery by trying?
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No, it's over load protected. You only ran your battery down.

Download a free manual to your desktop here and you won't have to run out in the rain, snow, sleet, yada, yada, yada!

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I am using R/c model airplane charger I am not sure how I can run the 110 volt outlet without running my engine to avoid car battery down. .? How long I can connect low amps devices without running my wrangler buttery down?

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Not sure about the Wangler, I can only assume its a carbon copy of the MK system.
1. Depends on the draw of the device.
2. Ignition would have to be 'ON' and then all of the vehicles own devices would be on too drawing additional amps too.
3. I've only used mine while driving so it hasn't been a concern.

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Not sure about the Wangler, I can only assume its a carbon copy of the MK system.
1. Depends on the draw of the device.
2. Ignition would have to be 'ON' and then all of the vehicles own devices would be on too drawing additional amps too.
3. I've only used mine while driving so it hasn't been a concern.
My device is 80W AC/DC charger I try to charge my battery for 25 mints with engine off no problem just wonder if i keep charging for quit long is that will dry my wrangler battery
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Yeah that depends on a lot of variables. Age of battery, charger current draw and all the other electronics in the car that turn on too with key position.
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IMHO I've had too many 'no start' conditions to feel comfortable with doing what you're doing. I had one battery that failed many times from just listening to the radio for half an hour. Another one that had a cell going bad but would check out fine on a battery test. I did buy a self contained aux start battery for $35 and it's pulled me threw several time. Pretty cheap insurance for what your doing.

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I am using R/c model airplane charger I am not sure how I can run the 110 volt outlet without running my engine to avoid car battery down. .? How long I can connect low amps devices without running my wrangler buttery down?
You ought to consider installing a dedicated battery. I work in law enforcement and a lot of my coworkers work extra duty in their personal vehicles. Several of them have installed sequenced golf cart batteries that run everything in their vehicle but the starter. They can watch movies and listen to the radio for 12 hours straight, crank their car and drive home.

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IMHO I've had too many 'no start' conditions to feel comfortable with doing what you're doing. I had one battery that failed many times from just listening to the radio for half an hour. Another one that had a cell going bad but would check out fine on a battery test. I did buy a self contained aux start battery for $35 and it's pulled me threw several time. Pretty cheap insurance for what your doing.
Where I can by self contained aux start battery ..

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Here's a pretty good article on dual batteries.


http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...atteries.shtml

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They are available many places, NAPA and other auto stores/outlets. This is one at Amazon just for a description. They have gone up in price but when I got mine Shumacher was one of the best and this is a newer model of mine. http://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-XP4...rds=Schumacher

I'm not sure of your wall sockets/outlets in Abu Dhabi so you'll need to research that info or bet an adapter.

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