View Full Version : Air compressor in box truck question

08-01-2005, 01:00 AM
Bought a used air compressor to put in my box truck ( to change blades, air up tires, etc.) Works good & is small enough not to get in the way ( the same size as what trim guys use on new home construction).
Just wondering if any of u guys use a different source of power for this set up. Of course I can run extension cords out to the house, but I know you can buy a plug for the cigarette lighter that converts to a 120 volt plug in. I'd like to use it out in the field if necessay without running cords out everywhere. Any ideas.??

08-01-2005, 03:08 AM
i got a 750 watt inverter wired directly to the battery with 3 ac outlets on it. check wattage of compressor first. i wouldnt go through lighter plug with something as big as a compressor

08-01-2005, 03:20 AM
My dad has a 1,000 watt inverter in his truck with 2 outlets. Works great!

The Dude
08-01-2005, 04:17 AM

I have a similar set up on my old ford truck. Mine is home made however, but either way it works any tool you could imagine.

08-01-2005, 09:54 PM
now the darn thing won't come on.. :angry: Please see this new thread & any help is GREATLY appreciated http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=1095121#post1095121