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Power in trailer for battery chargers?

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I was thinking of running a pig tail into my trailer to power three double battery chargers. I was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it is even a good idea. I like the idea of leaving my battery chargers in the trailer and running power from a temp. pole on the job. To take it one step further I had an idea to plug the battery chargers into a lamp/appliance timer and plugging in at home. I really don't know about this last idea?? (fire) Thank in advance for anyones input.
I was thinking of running a pig tail into my trailer to power three double battery chargers. I was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it is even a good idea. I like the idea of leaving my battery chargers in the trailer and running power from a temp. pole on the job. To take it one step further I had an idea to plug the battery chargers into a lamp/appliance timer and plugging in at home. I really don't know about this last idea?? (fire) Thank in advance for anyones input.
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Good Idea

We have that in two of three tool trailers we run. It works really good. My boss wired it to accommodate either a plug from a pole, or off the generator. He also wired plugs in the trailer in a couple of spots, and florescent lighting fixtures. In the summer and warmer months it works like a charm. Right now, at -20 C, we take the batteries home to defrost and charge.

Graham
Good Idea

We have that in two of three tool trailers we run. It works really good. My boss wired it to accommodate either a plug from a pole, or off the generator. He also wired plugs in the trailer in a couple of spots, and florescent lighting fixtures. In the summer and warmer months it works like a charm. Right now, at -20 C, we take the batteries home to defrost and charge.

Graham
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just insulate the trailer and add a heater, set to 45 degrees and leave everything in the trailer.

It is much better to keep your pneumatic tools above freezing also


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just insulate the trailer and add a heater, set to 45 degrees and leave everything in the trailer.

It is much better to keep your pneumatic tools above freezing also
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You don't have an issue with the heater on? I forgot my glue and caulking systainer at home yesterday because it was -11°C the night before. Good thing I have to go back a finish up when the new doors get in.
You don't have an issue with the heater on? I forgot my glue and caulking systainer at home yesterday because it was -11°C the night before. Good thing I have to go back a finish up when the new doors get in.
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Well, it only gets down to 20F here, if it got colder I would have to do a better insulation job and seal the vents.
Well, it only gets down to 20F here, if it got colder I would have to do a better insulation job and seal the vents.
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