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I have a 2007 Alphard Hybrid which has several 110v two pin power sockets. I managed to get a converter for UK three pin plugs but when I plug my phone or laptop in they do not seem to charge. Does anyone know how to use these sockers or do I have to use an external inverter?

 

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Because I don’t no any better I thought USA mains socket and plugged in a USA kettle. Engine running and 100v button pressed, it boiled in about 5 minutes for two mugs of tea. Done this three times now and so far no smoke flames or blown fuses. My thinking is that this means the 100v socket must deliver more than 100w but where’s it coming from?

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On 7/20/2021 at 8:50 AM, Garelius said:

Because I don’t no any better I thought USA mains socket and plugged in a USA kettle. Engine running and 100v button pressed, it boiled in about 5 minutes for two mugs of tea. Done this three times now and so far no smoke flames or blown fuses. My thinking is that this means the 100v socket must deliver more than 100w but where’s it coming from?

Awesome....I don't know any better either - have you any update on this? Any links to the kettle? I've just forced an adapter in (stupid covers don't open up far enough) and got my laptop working. I expect laptops, cameras, phones etc will be fine but a kettle..? This could be a game changer - have you tried anything else?

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Hello 100V users.

 

I have not used 100v outlets yet but  !!

 

The inverter is powered by the vehicle battery.

Be careful not to take too much power without the engine running (to recharge the battery); even then, if only idling you may drain the battery anyhow.

As a Tigerbear says, the AC outlet switch needs to be on for the outlets to operate. (so you can switch off the kids entertainment as soon as it gets too loud, or they fail to behave!).

 

The outlet(s) is(are) rated at 100W. I have two. I do not know whether they are rated at 100w each, or 100w collectively ! I assume collectively.

 

Although I have a mains hookup I am hoping to use the 100v to charge my laptop battery when on the move, and use mains when at a campsite.

I may get a 240v invertor to work from my leisure battery at a later date.

 

Sourcing Japanese plug leads for European socketed equipment can be fun; try RS Components.

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1 hour ago, Rojie said:

Hello 100V users.

 

I have not used 100v outlets yet but  !!

 

The inverter is powered by the vehicle battery.

Be careful not to take too much power without the engine running (to recharge the battery); even then, if only idling you may drain the battery anyhow.

As a Tigerbear says, the AC outlet switch needs to be on for the outlets to operate. (so you can switch off the kids entertainment as soon as it gets too loud, or they fail to behave!).

 

The outlet(s) is(are) rated at 100W. I have two. I do not know whether they are rated at 100w each, or 100w collectively ! I assume collectively.

 

Although I have a mains hookup I am hoping to use the 100v to charge my laptop battery when on the move, and use mains when at a campsite.

I may get a 240v invertor to work from my leisure battery at a later date.

 

Sourcing Japanese plug leads for European socketed equipment can be fun; try RS Components.

 

But I don't have a Hybrid ....

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