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So I’m basically a noob understanding the outlets and inverter upgrade for the Maverick.
I understand that you can get two outlets for the Maverick, in the backseat and in the Flexbed. What is the optional inverter? Is it a separate device or something built into the power supply? Does the outlets by themselves not work for regular powered home devices without it?
I appreciate the help!
 

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An inverter converts DC electricity (found in batteries) to AC electricity (found in house plugs). The outlets are the inverters (or at least connected to them). A 400W limit is very low for cooking appliances, but I'm sure there are 400W travel kettles that can but used for coffee/tea making in a pinch. The cabin outlet is optional, not sure if the bed outlet is standard on all trims.
 

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The F-150 can be had with a 2kw inverter. 2000watt inverter. That has some umph. The hybrid is 2.4kw.
 

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There are brands of cooler/freezers that operate on AC/DC. I know of one that can freeze food with 110 a/c. Great for camping. Great for that Maverick pic-nic with the family!!!!
 

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The two outlets are part of the luxury package. If you don't want that package, you can still get the inverter with one outlet in the cab (but you can't get one in the bed without the luxury package).
 

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As has been stated you can get an inverter that plugs into the cig lighter from amazon real cheap. I already have one.

I see a 300 watt one at Amazon for 28.99. A 500 watt one is 45.99, but looks like it may need a direct connection to the battery (it comes with alligator clips for that purpose). But the 300 watt one only needs the Cig lighter.

But these of course will not be as tidy.

The in truck inverter will be nice, but since I'm not getting any luxury package it's not worth paying a lot for imo.
 

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As has been stated you can get an inverter that plugs into the cig lighter from amazon real cheap. I already have one.

I see a 300 watt one at Amazon for 28.99. A 500 watt one is 45.99, but looks like it may need a direct connection to the battery (it comes with alligator clips for that purpose). But the 300 watt one only needs the Cig lighter.

But these of course will not be as tidy.

The in truck inverter will be nice, but since I'm not getting any luxury package it's not worth paying a lot for imo.
I'm just really interested (and a little bit concerned) about how much draw you can put on the 12 volt side of this electrical system.
With my Prius that number is supposedly 30 amps, but I I know from a stereo shop owner that it doesn't start to freak out, and toss up electrical error messages until about 100 amps.
I sure hope the Mavericks electrical system is at least as strong as the Prius. But stronger would be better of course.
 

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The integrated inverter may benefit from automatically starting the engine or automatic shut off when the battery is low. An aftermarket inverter may require the engine to be running while in use.
 

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I could power a whole Band with 400 watts.... 3 amps... a mixer...powered speakers... Yea, We would call ourselves "HIllybillies in the Wild" hooked up to a Ford Truck :)
 
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The integrated inverter may benefit from automatically starting the engine or automatic shut off when the battery is low. An aftermarket inverter may require the engine to be running while in use.
I could power a whole Band with 400 watts.... 3 amps... a mixer...powered speakers... Yea, We would call ourselves "HIllybillies in the Wild" hooked up to a Ford Truck :)
Well, on the one hand, I've seen a bunch of car audio systems that use rediculous high power... Like 40-100 Kwts, or even more. However, their are ways to get a TON of sound, on very low power.
Set up correctly, 400 watts can be louder (but still ultra clean) than anyone actually needs in a vehicle.
 

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I like the concept, but a 400W inverter seems nearly useless 3.33 AMPS is not going to power much, maybe a small TV, a laptop, or a cordless tool battery charger. Seems like one might want to look into replacing the inverter with something with a higher Watt ratting if they are looking to run something with a motor or heating element.
 

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Seems like one might want to look into replacing the inverter with something with a higher Watt ratting if they are looking to run something with a motor or heating element.
I'd think the wiring between inverter and outlet would also have to be replaced. I'm sure it's designed for ~4 amps @ 110 volts. There's also the issue of battery drain - if you double the draw, you draw the battery down twice as fast. I'm sure Ford manages max battery discharge to optimize battery life.

For running higher-current devices, I'd look to a different truck, like the F-150.
 
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