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Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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How many amps do the 12volt cig lighters handle in these trucks?

I have a small table top air purifier I would like to bring when I go out with a trainer otr. Its the size of a toaster and puts out 1 amp a.c. power. Would I be able to bring it? I could easily tuck it behind the passenger seat on the floor when not in use.

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Air purifier? Great idea. They make those small like that??

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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Air purifier? Great idea. They make those small like that??

Yeah it's basically a fan with filters in it and takes out odors too. Mine is about the size of a 2 slice toaster.

Honeywell 16200 is the model

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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I'm sure it would be ok. They make electric skillets and lunchbox heaters that will hit 300* to plug into the 12v outlet. Can't imagine an air purifier drawing more power than those.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The two things to check are the start up draw in amps, and the running draw also in amps. Since you're talking about essentially a small fan, the initial "kick" when it starts up shouldn't be too bad and I'd imagine the draw while it's running will be low as well. If it has a regular plug in, you could look at a simple 300w inverter and run it off that, along with charging a phone etc. the small plug in inverters can be had for as little as $20

Errol V.'s Comment
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I have an iceless cooler, 12v plug-in. It draws 4 amps. The plug doesn't even get warm.

Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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I have an iceless cooler, 12v plug-in. It draws 4 amps. The plug doesn't even get warm.

If the sockets are like in cars they are usually on 10 amp circuits. But my air purifier is about 120 watts AC so that is about 11 amps DC. If these trucks have 15 amp sockets then I'll be ok. Otherwise I would have to run it on low.

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