In this video, I use a spare 40 amp MPPT solar controller to help cobble a system together to keep my truck batteries topped up. I utilized an existing 100W solar panel I have previously mounted on a toolbox and a 12VDC port in the truck bed.
This mod is desirable since I’m now running multiple surveillance dashcams/cameras in and on the truck while parked. The extra recharge power while the suns out will help keep the truck batteries charged and extend their life.
I can also use this new truck solar system to charge other batteries and even add more solar panels for faster charging up to 40 amps via a portable ground array.
Solar Charging Mod for my Truck Batteries
- BougeRV Solar Controller Install
- DC-DC Charger Installation
- Portable Ground Panel Mounting
- Boondocking Water & Waste Systems
- Thinkware Dashcam Install and Review
- 100W Renogy Solar Panel
- XT60 Connectors
- PowerPole Connectors
- 40A Solar Controller
- Plastic Tool Chest
Mod Version 2.0! Truck Tool Box Power System
This video shows how I have modded up a solar-powered battery and inverter installation in one of my truck tool boxes. Mostly I did it to power my Thinkware dash cams parking survivance mode power. But it will also be handy for other things like nighttime campsite rodent deterrent lights.