Amp rating of power socket in the back of Prado 90?

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Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:28 pm

Good day,

Does anyone know what the amp rating is on the power socket at the back of a Prado 90?

I want to run a Campmaster 45L fridge from it, but I am concerned about the current drawn?

I will disconnect the fridge when the car is not running.

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Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:59 pm

The amp rating will be sufficient. If you really want to check, look at the fuse box layout and see what amp rating fuse is assigned to the circuit with the plug. (You could also check at the same time that the correct amp fuse is being used.)

I run a Campmaster of the same socket at the back of my Rav without any issues at all. If your Prado Is the same as the Rav, it will disconnect power when you turn the key off fully (will still run on accessory position).

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Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:19 am

Hi
IIRC it is 10 Amp.
That will be fine for the camp master
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Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:19 am

Ja! en Nee!

Using the socket at the rear for a fridge is not the best idea. I AM NOT an auto electrician but ITO plugging a fridge in that socket, I am QBE...........time will give you the answer if you dont make another plan.

I will not argue all the specs of why you can or can not. All I ask is that you remove the panel where the power socket is located in and compare the wire size to that of your fridge that your are going to plug in there. Dont look at the insulation thickness, compare copper to copper. Yes 10amp rating, but the voltage drop over the distance in those wires........ :silent:
The next problem is the intermittent connection ability of the power socket. The electronics powering the fridge do not like spikes and bad connections.

I say again, I am not a qualified electrician but got QBE! :bye:
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Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:25 pm

Knuppel has a fair point. I had a look at the wires and yes they are thinner than the fridge wire.
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