Air compressor in box truck question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tinman, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    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.??
  2. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    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
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    My dad has a 1,000 watt inverter in his truck with 2 outlets. Works great!
  4. The Dude

    The Dude LawnSite Member
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    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.
  5. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
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