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Old 07-15-2019, 12:29 PM   #1
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Outlet for small compressor

Hello. So I have a small 2 gal compressor to fill tires and other things and to use as a storage tank for my 12V air horn compressor and tank. The 12V compressor only runs when the ignition is on. And the 110V will only run when itís needed to fill things, I donít want to over heat the small 12V compressor and I got the 110V for free. Where would be the best place to pull the power for the compressor? Should I pull it from the breaker box? Or should I tap off another outlet inside?
Has anyone done something similar? Donít want to make it a huge project. I do have an outlet on the other side of the storage bay that I could just plug into when I need it. Right now it powers an LED TV, small fridge and an ice maker. Or maybe even use an extension cord to the pedestal when at a campsite.

Anyone?
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:49 PM   #2
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I would choose the latter. Plug in when you need it either on the campers outlet or the pedestals 20 amp plug. Why make it more complicated than that?
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:02 PM   #3
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Yes, the more I was thinking about it that is what I’m going to do. Much easier than trying to run a new circuit.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:13 PM   #4
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Guessing your rig has a generator, you should have access to 120v whenever you want. Stay simple and plug in when and where needed.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #5
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I have a small compressor with a long hose in the front compartment of my 5er. Since I carry a 120v extension cord any way, when I need air I simply plug the cord onto the exterior 120v outlet and inflate away.
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