Lensun 110W 12V Waterproof Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase with Kickstand

Edward already owns a hood solar panel for his 3rd Gen Toyota 4Runner. This 110W solar suitcase is his backup solar panel.

 

Why Edward Need Another Backup 110W Solar Panel Suitcase For His 3rd Toyota 4Runner

Edward said: If you go camping as often as we do, we need to park the vehicle in the shade while resting so that our hood solar panel will not work. If we own this 110W solar panel suitcase, we only need throw the extension cord in a sunny place, and it will continue to charge our power station or the main vehicle battery. This is the main reason why I chose this product.

This 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Kit includes a series of very cool accessories, you will get a 7.9*5.6 millimeter plug that will be used with jackeries, and a small Anderson plug for Goal Zero. Various accessories can be used for different battery. It is compatible with Jackery/Goalzero/Suoki/Flashfish…etc most portable solar generators on the market.

The kickstand hidden on the back can be adjusted to an appropriate angle to maximize the absorption of sunlight and increase output.

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Lensun 110W 12V Waterproof Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase with Kickstand, Waterproof Solar Panel for Battery and Solar Generator Charging

Come with Waterproof Solar Contoller and Battery clips, Ready charge for battery!

Come with DC adapter cables, Ready charge for most of solar genertors on the market!

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Description:

Lensun Ultra Thin Waterproof 110W Solar Panel Suitcase are highly durable, impact-resistant and shatterproof, it is definitely an ideal outdoor adventures gadget.

With its highly efficient Top A grade PERC 9BB Mono crystalline cells and advanced charging technology, this Lensun 110W Solar Panel is definitely an ideal outdoor adventures gadget.  Made of ETFE textured film, a 17mm lightweight aluminium frame and sturdy kickstand.

Weighing in at only 8.5 lbs/3.5kgs, you can conveniently take it on your camping, Boat Trips, trekking trips and other outdoor adventures to juice up your mobile devices off-the-grid. You can also use it at your home to harvest energy from the sun.

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Feature:

1.Waterproof Solar Controller: Waterproof PWM solar controller with battery clips, ready to charge 12v battery.

2.DC adapter cables: 5m/16ft extend cable and 3pcs adapter cables, ready to charge for most of the solar power station generators on the market. Anderson connector for Jackery Explorer 1000, 5.5*2.1mm DC for Rockpals Flashfish, 7.9mm DC for GoalZero Jackery Explorer. Come in a high quality, heavy duty carry bag with YKK zips.

3. Solar Cell: Made of Grade APERC 9BB Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency(23.5%) and more durable than other mono solar cells. Reduce the risks of the cells’ crack and the damage of busbars, solar array with higher stability and reliability and higher power output.

4.Premium ETFE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day. And ETFE has longer lifetimes than traditional solar panel’s PET film, which is 3 times longer.

5.Waterproof & Durable: IP65 Waterproof. 7 layers construction, long service life, batter heat transfer, corrosion-resistant. Using a 1.2mm thickness fiberglass back sheet, heat resistant backing to ensure the solar panels remain strong and are resistant to sagging over time. They are hail-proof and shockproof, durable and suitable for various outdoor environments.

6.Aluminum Fame & Kickstand: Tough, lightweight 17mm aluminum frame, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays. With corner protectors so as not to damage it when moving. The kickstand, can get 25% more sunlight than flat laying.

7.Lightweight: Only 8.5 lbs/3.9kgs.They pack down smaller than most metal frame solar panels on the market and weigh over 50% less!

8. Output: Come with standard MC4 connectors output, easy for you to connect more than one panel to get more power.

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Specifications:

Model: LS-110ST
Rated Maximum Power: 110W
Solar Efficiency: 23.5%+
Voltage at Pmax(VMP): 18V
Current at Pmax(IMP): 6.11A
Open Circuit Voltage(VOC): 21.24V
Short Circuit Current(ISC): 6.7A
Solar Cells: Grade A PERC 9BB Mono Crystalline
Cells Coating: ETFE
Frame Material: Aluminium
Dimensions(Unfolded): 41.8×22.4×0.8in/1062x569x20mm
Dimensions(Folded): 20.9×22.4×1.6in/531x569x40mm
Net Weight: 8.5lbs/3.9kgs
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Packing:

1 x Lensun 110W Ultra Thin Waterproof Foldable Solar Panel suitcase

1 x Waterproof PWM Solar Controller

1 x 16ft/5m Extension Cable with MC4 connectors

1 x DC5521 to MC4 connectors adapter

1 x DC 8mm to MC4 connectors adapter

1 x Anderson to MC4 connectors adapter

1 x Heavy Duty Carry Bag with Accessory Pocket

In addition to the 110W Solar Panel Suitcase, we also offer 30W, 55W, 100W, 150W, 300W Solar Panel Suitcase.

 

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

 

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Flexible Solar Panel Installed On Roof and On Hood

Lensun 90W Solar Panel Mounted On The Hood and 50W Flexible Solar Panel Mounted On The Roof of Toyota Tacoma(2005-2015) 2nd Gen.

William Purcahsed 1Pcs 90W solar panel for the hood and another 50W solar panel for the roof of his Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen (2005-2015).

SOLAR PANEL INSTALLED ON HOOD

The hood solar panel for Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen (2005-2015) Available At:

The Hood Solar Panel for Tacoma 2nd Gen

After installing solar panel of the hood, William felt that his truck’s roof was also an excellent place to install solar panel which can add extra energy without wasting the area of it, so William installed another 50W solar panel on the roof of his Tacoma 2rd Gen.

The roof solar panel for Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen (2005-2015) Available At:

The Roof Solar Panel for Tacoma 2nd Gen


ACCESSORIES FOR INSTALLATION

3M VHB 5952 (Black) 1” wide 15ft.  used 1 roll plus about 10” from 2nd roll.

Dualplex neoprene sponge foam rubber roll 1 sided adhesive 15x60x1/16”. Used 1 roll.

Dualplex neoprene sponge foam rubber roll 1 sided adhesive 15x60x1/8”. Used 1 roll.

All items purchased on Amazon.

INSTALLATION

STEP 1: CLEAN THE SOLAR PANEL

Clean Solar Panel with alcohol before applying 3M tape!!!

STEP 2: LAY OUT THE TAPE

Use 2 rows of 1” wide 3M tape to align with each roof rib. 

Center to center spacing approximately 10 1/8”

Add 1 row of 3M tape atop the foam layers (center of foam), (3 places)

1/16” foam layer plus 1/8” foam layer filled in area between rib tape 3 places. You must leave at least ½” gap between foam and 3M tape to avoid the angle portion of roof ribs.

Note: Some small air bubbles will appear under the foam. These can be punctured with the corner of a razor blade.

STEP 3: FILLED WITH FOAM TAPE

NOTE1: Wash and then Clay bar roof area prior to installing the vinyl underlay.  I used “Mothers Detailer”

NOTE2: Clean with alcohol before applying Foam tape and Roof Solar Panel!!!  3M VHB tape must be free of contaminates for best adhesion. It also requires 72 hours to reach100% strength.

STEP 4: PUT THE PANEL ON THE ROOF

STEP 5: LAY OUT THE CABLE

STEP 6: INSTALLATION FINISHED

This 50W solar panel is designed to fit the Gladiator JT. Its dimensions are 32.7×14”. A larger panel will fit the top area of a 2014 Tacoma Access cab.  Use caution as the cab roof arch increases as it goes wider (front to back). A panel as wide as 28-29” may be possible but 21-22” would be a safer bet.

Vinyl Underlay was made larger than required in case the leading edge of the roof solar panel began to lift away at high speeds.  The intent was to add Eternabond tape if this happened.  80-90MPH speeds and panel is still holding solid.

LENSUN provides hood solar panels for various models of truck, Available At: Hood Solar Panel.


LENSUN provides roof solar panels for various models of truck, Available At: Roof Solar Panel.

 

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

LENSUN SOLAR ENERGY VEHICLE-SPECIFIC HOOD STAMP SOLAR PANEL – INSTALL & REVIEW ON 3RD GEN TACOMA

Much Thanks Sean’s Detail Installation Steps of His Toyota Tocoma 3rd Gen.

This article comes from TRAIL TACOMA

LENSUN SOLAR 85W VEHICLE-SPECIFIC HOOD MOUNTED AUXILARY SOLAR PANEL FOR OFF-ROAD & OVERLAND TRAVEL – STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION GUIDE, FULL REVIEW & OVERVIEW

If you aren’t already familiar with Lensun Solar Energy, let me introduce you. They are your one-stop-shop for anything solar. Specializing in all things solar from flexible, vehicle-specific panels, to fully rigid panels – they have everything you might need to get your solar setup dialed!
Solar is becoming more and more popular in the camping and off-road/overland world nowadays for adding an auxiliary source of power to help run all your accessories. There are tons of options out there when it comes to solar, but one choice that has been trending lately is these truck-specific, flexible solar panels. Vehicle-specific solar is a form-fitted hood solar panel meant to sit on the hood of your rig and gather sunlight to turn into energy. They’re a great way to free up valuable space on a rack or back seat and are always out there converting solar energy when the sun is shining!
Today, we are going to dive into the unboxing, install and review of the complete Tacoma-specific solar panel kit offered by Lensun. This kit comes with everything you need to get the panel up and running. Before ordering, be sure to check what type of battery you have and if you want to run it directly to your battery or an external power station. If you are unsure about where to get started, or what type of system you need for your vehicle, feel free to reach out to Lensun with any questions.

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3rd Gen Toyota Tacoma Vehicle Specific Solar Panel from Lensun Solar Energy: Check Price

LENSUN HOOD-MOUNTED SOLAR PANEL FOR TACOMA

Table of Contents
* Features & Specifications
* Solar Controller Overview
* Unboxing
* Installation
* Tools & Materials
Step 1. Install Controller Module
Step 2. Mounting Controller Panel
Step 3. Cable Management
Step 4. Installing Vinyl
Step 5. Wash the Hood
Step 6. Place Panel on Hood
Step 7. Wiring Panel to Controller
* Final Thoughts

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Electrical Specifications

Peak power: 85W
Solar cell efficiency: 22.5%
Maximum power voltage: 17V
Maximum power current: 5A
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 5.5A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Total Weight: 6.6 lbs.

Features

Your battery or power station will always be topped off when the panel is exposed to sunlight.

Emergency engine starting.  If you ever manage to completely drain your battery, the hood solar panel can start the vehicle in 30 minutes based on sun exposure.

Decreased hood glare. Extremely noticeable with a reflective color of paint like white.

High-quality ultra-thin build quality that sits low profile on the hood.

SOLAR CONTROLLER OVERVIE

If you decided to get the solar controller, then I’d highly advise browsing the manual. As someone who never likes to read manuals and throws them out with the hopes of figuring things out myself, this one is super useful. The solar controller has tons of features and acronyms that are worthy of getting familiar with.
I found that Chapter 6, pages 14-16, is filled with the most pertinent information, descriptions, diagrams, and shortcuts. The solar controller continuously changes screens, displaying new and different information all with their separate meanings. I also found it was useful to get to know these functions to check up every once in a while to see how much power I am drawing and when the hood solar panel is gathering energy.
Furthermore on the controller, are two USB ports. If you haven’t noticed already, they are located on the top of the solar controller. These are super handy for the sake of having the ability to charge devices straight from the battery and not worry about draining it when it’s in the sun charging away. The solar controller is loaded with features and the manual does a great job outlining them. Take the time to get familiar with the functions to help better understand your power draw and intake.

UNBOXING

Something myself and others value is quality packaging.
Knowing your product came damage-free is a huge relief. Lensun did a great job ensuring that all products came well supported and safe from potential damage.

The hood solar panel was sandwiched between two dense pieces of cardboard.
Be sure not to bend the panel excessively.

The hood solar panel’s texture resembles nonslip plastic due to the fine dimples on it. As you might have assumed, the panel is waterproof.
Side note, don’t touch the top of the panel after it’s been in the sun for a while, it gets really hot!

In the smaller of the two boxes is the controller. The controller is an optional piece but is highly recommended if you are going to hook the panel up to your battery.
The contents of the box include the controller, wire harness, extra crimp ends, and the manual.

Note that the complete kit comes with a custom-fitted wrap, if you opt not to get it, you can still purchase a hood wrap from a third-party company.
Lensun highly suggests using a vinyl wrap between the panel and hood because if you decide to install it without the vinyl wrap, it could potentially damage the paint if you try and remove it. Lensun provides a wrap-specific squeegee too.

Installation

Let’s run through how to install and mount this solar panel to your truck.

TOOLS & MATERIALS

Since this is the complete kit, the only thing that I needed to purchased was double-sided tape.
Assortment of Zipties
Electrical Tape
Dikes (Wires Cutters)
Mechanic’s Tool Set
 *10mm & 12mm Socket
 *Phillips Head Screwdriver
Scissors
Double-Sided Tape (2 Rolls Minimum)
1/4 Phillips Head Screws (Optional)
Velcro (Optional)
Coat Hanger (Optional)

STEP1. INSTALL CONTROLLER MODULE

Source your positive and negative cable ends, the red (positive) cable will have the fuse on it.

These are what will attach to the battery or power tray. Red to red, black to black, of course.

If you are wiring to a battery like me, remove the terminal cover and get your 12mm socket and ratchet. Unscrew the nut all the way.
Route your positive wire under the cover and attach it to the terminal along with any other accessories you may previously have had on the terminal. Locate your socket again and tighten it all up. Disregard the nasty terminals, they were cleaned later.
Please note that if you have a power tray for all your accessories, the install will differ. You will have to wire up to the tray instead of the battery. Wire the same way you have with previous accessories.

Repeat the step on the negative side with the black wire. The negative side has a 10mm nut.

STEP2. MOUNTING CONTROLLER PANEL

I decided to mount the controller alongside the engine bay near the fuse box. Please note if you have a power tray, this space will be occupied and this step can be disregarded.
Unfortunately, the wires on the controller aren’t long enough to route inside the cab, I had tried and only had about a foot and a half of wire to play with leaving no space to mount it. Extending the wires to mount in the cab is a potential job I may tackle down the road.
Holding the panel in the location you want it, mark the top two holes on the controller with a sharpie. These are what you’re going to drill out to mount the controller to.

I used a tap and hammer to open up the holes but a drill will do the job just as well. Using two 1/4″ screws, tighten down the module to the engine bay. You can now remove the protective plastic over the screen if you haven’t already.
The controller will indicate numbers if wired up to the battery, these aren’t accurate, but a good indication you are receiving power!

STEP3. CABLE MANAGEMENT

With the excess wires from the controller, I wrapped them up as clean as I could and stuffed them under the controller. Taking two zip ties, you can utilize the bottom holes on the controller to zip tie the wires. Repeat on the other side. For a cleaner look, the wires can be shortened and crimped together to remove any unnecessary excess.
With the excess wires coming off the battery, use some electrical tape and the Velcro roll that came holding the wires together to tidy them up. For a sleeker look, the cables can be routed around the fuse box to hide them better.

To get the wiring up and situated for the hood solar panel, routing it along the stock harness is a good place for it to sit.
With the controller mounted up and out of the way, it is time to move on to mounting the panel.

STEP4: INSTALLING VINYL

There are a couple of ways to go about mounting the vinyl and panel. The first is to lay the vinyl onto the hood, squeegee it out, and then lay (using double-sided tape) the hood solar panel onto it. The second way, the way that I went with, was to lay the vinyl out on top of the cardboard and then place the solar panel on top of it (using double-sided tape), then installing the whole assembly onto the hood together.
A tip I learned was to use duct tape on the corners as it is stronger than painter’s tape and will hold it better. Please note too, that the wrap has a plastic wrap on the top so when the time comes, go ahead and remove that.

Now, dry-fit the hood solar panel onto the wrap. You will note that the wrap is about 1/2″ wider than the hood solar panel. The wrap is precut to fit the shape of the hood solar panel, so if you choose to keep the overhang, then leave it as is and move on to the next step of laying down the tape.
I chose to have a sleeker look and decided I was going to cut the excess vinyl once the hood solar panel is on the wrap.

Being careful, flip the hood solar panel over and grab your double-sided tape. Run it along all the edges of the hood solar panel and add a couple in the middle as well. If you would like to add some more in the blank spaces, it wouldn’t hurt. Just don’t buy the cheap stuff.
Once the tape is laid, you can go ahead and remove the plastic on the wrap, if you haven’t already. Having a second set of hands helps tremendously and is highly recommended.

Remove the backing on the tape and lift the hood solar panel carefully and lay it center onto the vinyl. Press firmly around all edges and the center of the panel to make sure the adhesive has done its job.
If you are planning on leaving the excess go ahead and leave as is, if you want to score the excess, take a knife or scissors and cut alongside the edges to clean everything up.

Success! Now the hood solar panel is all set up ready to go onto the truck.

STEP5: WASH THE HOOD

This step is crucial to have the vinyl sit properly on the truck.
Gotta show the truck some love, so I went about washing the whole thing, because why not, when all the products are out. Make sure to wipe up all the water and that the hood has fully dried before placing any vinyl.

STEP 6. PLACE PANEL ON HOOD

Time to mount the solar panel onto the hood. As mentioned above, recruit another helper for this step to make sure it’s properly installed and aligned. The 3rd Gen Tacoma has two dimples roughly aligned with the driver and passenger seats, use those lines as guides to get the panel centered.
Another helpful tip is to use the Toyota logo on the grille as a reference point to getting it centered.

Once you’ve got the hood solar panel where you like it, take some painter’s tape and tape the corners to have a guide once you get ready to place it for real.
Walk around the truck one more time and make sure you like where it is sitting.

Starting with the front of the panel, remove the backing off the vinyl, about 6-8 inches, and get the front of the hood solar panel lined up with your tape corners. Once that is sitting in its happy place, move towards the back, removing the vinyl while simultaneously pressing down on the panel.
Once the solar panel is stuck to the hood, go around applying pressure all over to make sure it’s all sitting straight and flat. I added some weight over the wire module to make sure that it’s getting the proper pressure since it’s a little harder to reach.

Let the hood solar panel sit for 5 or so minutes and make sure nothing is peeling. If it does, apply pressure and push down any corners or edges that have popped up. Adding weight can also help, as seen in the previous step.
With that, the hood solar panel is on! Walk around and ensure it’s where you had planned it to end up.

STEP 7. WIRING PANEL TO CONTROLLER

Unravel the wiring harness if you haven’t already, and feed it under the hood towards the controller.

The connectors are opposite of each other so you cannot accidentally mess up the connections.
Press the ends together until you hear the subtle click. Small amounts of pressure may need to be applied to get the seal to cooperate.

If you mounted the controller in the same place I did, then you will notice excess wires to wrap up. Since I may want to relocate my controller in the future, I am going to leave the excess.
Gathering the harness as best as I could, I found the best place to stow the wires would be the factory harness that runs along the rain gutter. Place zip ties along the harness and start tightening while making sure your harness is sitting nice and isn’t pinched anywhere.
Now you have completed the install of your Lensun VSS Solar Panel!

Take a step back and admire your work. Always a great day when an install goes well!
As installs always go, walk around to make sure everything is where it’s supposed to be and is looking right. If need be, you can stuff some more wire into the engine bay if there is excess coming off the panel.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, my first impressions are great, from the packaging to the build quality.
Overlanders are running more and more accessories nowadays, and these draw significant amounts of power. It is pretty much required to have another source of energy if you want to keep all your gear charged and running for days on end. While traditional solar panels are more than enough for a lot of people and do a great job, having a panel on your hood at all times is a nice benefit. No more forgetting your packable panel and no more having a power station or battery go dead while out exploring.
After running the hood solar panel for a few weeks now, I have learned a lot about solar. The most noticeable difference I saw right off the bat was the reduction in hood glare. Having a white Tacoma, the glare from off the hood can be blinding when the sun hits it just right. With the panel taking up nearly half the hood, it helps tremendously with the glare.

Furthermore, having the solar panel mounted on the hood and hooked up to the battery gives me the ability to use the bed outlet, interior 12-volt plugs, and other USB ports without the worry of draining the battery. Down the road, I plan on adding a fridge to my build along with a power station and other devices that draw power. Knowing this hood solar panel is with me all the time and charging my battery and accessories is a huge positive and reassurance when off the grid.
If you’re in the market for solar, seriously consider the Lensun Vehicle Specific Hood Stamp Solar Panel. Their panel has left me nothing short of impressed and eager to continue putting it through its paces out in the wild. Get out there and explore!

In addition to Toyota, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Land Rover, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Isuzu, Nissan, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Suzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Hood Solar Panel Installation Experience for 110W Land Rover Discovery LR3/LR4

Much Thanks Chad’s Installation Experience of His 110W Land Rover Discovery LR3.

Why Chad Want to Install This Customized Hood Solar Panel

Chad said: A few years ago I purchased a cheap 80 watt solar panel on ebay actually installed it on the hood of my Land Rover LR3 hood because I thought this is great space for a solar panel. It actually worked a couple of years, but it wasn’t great, The panel itself wat not that efficient of a panel and ended up failing, which I was expecting, But it got me thinking and researching and then i found this company called Lensun Solar. an up-and-coming solar panel company that specializes in unique and custom size flexible hood solar panels for vehicle applications. When I came across their company, they had just released  a custom fit hood solar panel for the Toyota FJ Cruiser…I loved the look and needed one for my LR3! Fast forward to early 2021 as they just announced a custom fit flexible hood solar panel for the Land Rover Discovery LR3 and LR4!!!! I was pumped and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

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Lensun 110W Hood Solar Panel for Land Rover Discovery LR3/LR4, the solar panel installation on the hood and charge the vehicle battery

This hood solar panel provides power to keep 12v accessories like fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged.  Do not worry a dead battery while camping/off the grid.  Perfactly shaped for the hood of the vehilce.  Easy to install plug and play wiring.

Lensun Hood Solar Panel Feature

1. Keep your vehicle battery topped up at all times. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun. Perfect for the overlander or camper who wants to power devices without worrying about draining their battery. 
2. Prolongs your battery life. The hood solar panel will give you longer overall battery life by tending it constantly during periods of sun exposure. 
3. Emergency engine starting device.  If you ever manage to completely drain your battery. The hood solar panel will start the vehicle up again in as little as 30 minutes depending on sun exposure.  Very efficient and great back up if you want to be off the grid.
4. Decreased hood glare. Due to it’s light absorbing properties the hood solar panel creates a surface with very low reflectivity across the hood of the vehicle, the decreased glare while driving. That means constant charging regardless of sun angle.
5. The optional Plug-and-play 10A Waterproof MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. This solar controller compatible with Various Battery options: Sealed, AGM, Gel, Liquid and Lithium-ion.
Click to check more details Lensun 10A Waterproof MPPT Solar Controller

6. The optional but highly recommended custom cut vinyl base sheet protects the underlying vehicle paint from damage. The Solar charge controller is based on common negative design and advanced MPPT control algorithm, with intelligent protection against reverse polarity, overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse current.

Lensun 110W ETFE Flexible Hood Solar Panel Feature

1. Solar cell: Grade A PERC Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency and more durability than other mono solar cells.
2. Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day.
3. Backboard: Durable fiberglass substrate backboard, better heat dissipation than PET backboard which ensures a long lifetime. ETFE film and fiberglass backboard can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free for years.
4. Ultrathin & Lightweight: At only 3mm thick, the hood solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight(60% less than the conventional solar panels), durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment.

Electrical Information:

Peak power: 110W
Solar cell efficiency: 22.5%
Maximum power voltage: 23V
Maximum power current: 4.78A
Open circuit voltage: 26V
Short circuit current: 5.26A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Net Weight: 3.5kg/7.7 lbs
J-Box: IP 68 rated with 2m/6.5ft cables and MC4 connectors
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

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Chad’s Review

This is a short term review of Lensun’s new hood mounted 110w hood solar panel for the Land Rover LR3/LR4 2005-2016. The panel shipped very fast, with good packaging and damage free. With the help of a buddy, I first installed a custom vinyl wrap on the hood of my LR3 to act as an under layer to mount the panel so it can be removed in the future if necessary. From a visual perspective, the vinyl wrap also frames the hood while helping the panel to blend in with the vehicle. I used 3M VHB tape to attach the panel to the hood and then black silicone around all the edges to keep water from finding it’s way under the panel.
I love how it looks on the hood of the Rover and contemplating getting another one for my wife’s LR4! It’s super clean, looks like it belongs and gives functionality to an otherwise unusable space. So far functionality is great too as it’s feeding a lot of power to my dual battery system so I can run my fridge, lights and keep my kids digital devices charged up at camp. 🙂

In addition to the hood solar panel of Land Rover’s LR3/LR4, we also offer hood solar panels for Land Rover defender 90, Land Rover defender 110.

In addition to Land Rover, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Isuzu, Nissan, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Suzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

LENSUN HOOD SOLAR PANEL

WHY DO WE NEED A HOOD SOLAR PANEL?

Almost every weekend we will drive our small off-road vehicles with roof tents to camp or occasionally go on crazy long-distance trips which leads us to spend one or two or many days and nights on off-road vehicles. Therefore we need a solar panel to provide us with power to ensure that our daily equipment such as small refrigerators, night lighting, scene lighting, water pumps, mobile phones, computer, and other USB basic equipment are not paralyzed.

Most off-road vehicles have a small luggage rack or tent on the roof which makes it impossible to install solar panels on the roof. At the same time, we hope that the solar panels can be permanently fixed in a place to facilitate a plug-and-play system and not easy to be stolen but not like the other panels outside, you need to pull out the panels and deploy them in the camp before they can be charged that will take up space in the vehicles and cause each use to be quite troublesome.

As an FYI, in the US in order to make the newer 2012 and up vehicles get better fuel mileage and meet the “government standards” for fuel economy the “engineers” decided to only put a minimum charge in the battery when driving, so they are turning off the alternator, thus reducing the load on the engine, until the battery goes down to 12.2V and only put a higher charge when your foot is off the gas or it drops below the 12.2V. A car battery should be kept at a 12.7V minimum to be reliable in all weather conditions, my ZR2 shows 11.8V the first 10 sec after I start it with a fresh battery.

As a result, our batteries are only at 60% charge at best if you drive it daily, if you park it for 2-3 weeks it won’t start in the summer. Also, the battery goes bad in 2-3 years, $300-$400 each for the trucks.

But Now LENSUN Hood Solar Panel Solves These Problems Perfectly.


LEARN ABOUT LENSUN HOOD SOLAR PANEL

As a professional manufacturer in the solar energy industry, LensunSolar has been customizing high-quality solar panels for customers. They are used in campers, trucks, boats…etc. More and more customers request us to customize hood solar panels for their vehicles.

Lensun hood solar panel mounts to the hood/bonnet of your vehicles. Without the need to start your engine, the hood solar panel provides power to keep 12v accessories like fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged. 

This hood solar panel adheres directly to the vehicle’s hood, requiring no roof rack or mounting hardware. The complete plug-and-play system can be installed easily.  Unlike a portable solar panel, there’s no need to set it up or stow it inside of a vehicle, which can eat up precious cargo space.

The hood/bonnet solar panel system is perfect for the overlander, camper, or traveler. Do not worry about a dead battery while camping/off the grid. 

The Lensun hood solar panel is equipped with a complete combination which includes solar panels, suitable controllers and correct size vehicle vinyl decal. There need not to look for accessories from various places of you that will greatly save your time and efficiency in buying products.

Lensun Solar has customized hood solar panels for many vehicles brands, for example, Toyota, Ford, 
Jeep, Chevy, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz…etc, just check Lensun hood solar panel to find your vehicle model. 

LENSUN HOOD SOLAR PANEL FEATURE

1. Keep your vehicle battery topped up at all times. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun. Perfect for the overlander or camper who wants to power devices without worrying about draining their battery.
2. Prolongs your battery life. The solar panel will give you longer overall battery life by tending it constantly during periods of sun exposure. 
3. Emergency engine starting device.  If you ever manage to completely drain your battery. The solar panel will start the vehicle up again in as little as 30 minutes depending on sun exposure.  Very efficient and a great backup if you want to be off the grid.
4. Decreased hood glare. Due to its light-absorbing properties, the solar panel creates a surface with very low reflectivity across the hood of the vehicle, the decreases glare while driving. That means constant charging regardless of sun angle.
5. The optional Plug-and-play MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. The Solar charge controller is based on a common negative design and advanced MPPT control algorithm, with intelligent protection against reverse polarity, overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse current.
Click this link to check the solar controller details https://www.lensunsolar.com/Products/Solar-controller?product_id=493  The cooperated controller is compatible with a Lead-acid battery, if you need to recharge for a Lithium battery, there need to purchase another controller by this link https://www.lensunsolar.com/Products/Solar-controller
6. The optional but highly recommended custom-cut vinyl base sheet protects the underlying vehicle paint from damage.

TOP MATERIAL USED ON LENSUN HOOD SOLAR PANEL

1. Solar cell: Grade A PERC Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency and more durability than other mono solar cells.
2. Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensuring the best performance day after day.
3. Backboard: Durable fiberglass substrate backboard, better heat dissipation than PET backboard which ensures a long lifetime. ETFE film and fiberglass backboard can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free for years.
4. Ultrathin & Lightweight: At only 3mm thick, the solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight(60% less than the conventional solar panels), durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment.

LEUSUN HOOD SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION CASES FROM OUR CUSTOMERS


1. LEUSUN 100W hood solar panel for Toyota 4Runner 4th & 5th   (2003-2021) to charge vehicle’s main battery or backup battery.

Steve’s review: “Purchased and installed the Lensun Solar 100W hood panel for my 2018 4Runner SR5P (non hood scoop). The product seems to be well designed and manufactured. The Performance has also been very good. I have pulled just over 300Wh in one day and registered as high as 68W.

The added benefits of the panel is reduced glare off of the hood and it looks pretty awesome too IMHO. I installed it over my clear wrap and used 3M HD double sided tape then I sealed the edges with a quality marine grade silicone. Please note the trim edging in the pics were added by me as it’s not included with the actual panel. I personally went a different direction with the MPPT controller but I’m sure theirs works equally as well.”

2.LENSUN 85W hood solar panel for Toyota Tacoma 3rd Gen (2016-present)

Ryan’s review: “One of the easiest installs to do for the Tacoma. The cut out contours to the hood perfectly. Easy to install plug-and-play wiring. One of the best additions I’ve made to my truck to keep me worry free of a dead battery while camping/off the grid.”

3.LENSUN 3Pcs 60W HOOD SOLAR PANEL for Toyota 4Runner 4th & 5th (2003-2021) with scoop

Michalik’s review: “Thank you for checking out this company and product!
I am under the same name on T4R.org (there is an install thread there) I am the owner of the featured Cement Pro, I also provided the measurements for these panels and am the first to install and run them on a hood with scoop.
About the company: extremely easy to work with, prompt and excellent communication.
About the product. Good quality and performance. I mainly use the panels directly plugged into a power station (Jackery) to power up fridge and charge devices when stationary at camp sites. Otherwise the panels are plugged into the controller which is wired into the battery to maintain it (you can also plug devices into the controller to charge).
Wiring is straight forward and all necessary hardware is provided and should not take more then 4hrs total for the install.
This is a great way to add some flexibility to your off the grid power needs while looking good!.”

4. LENSUN 105W hood solar panel for Toyota FJ Cruiser

Joshua’s review: “Absolutely must Have if you own an FJ! This thing is awesome and will give your FJ the extra boost it needs for off roaring and camping. When paired with a charging controller you can run your fridge and other accessories while not having to worry about a dead battery. I’ve had mine over a year and have not a single issue. The quality 100%. And shipping was surprisingly fast to Hawaii. Very impressed.

5. LENSUN 110W hood solar panel for Land Rover Discovery LR3/LR4

Chad Love’s review:This is a short term review of Lensun’s new hood mounted 110w solar panel for the Land Rover LR3/LR4 2005-2016. The panel shipped very fast, with good packaging and damage free. With the help of a buddy, I first installed a custom vinyl wrap on the hood of my LR3 to act as an under layer to mount the panel so it can be removed in the future if necessary. From a visual perspective, the vinyl wrap also frames the hood while helping the panel to blend in with the vehicle. I used 3M VHB tape to attach the panel to the hood and then black silicone around all the edges to keep water from finding it’s way under the panel.
I love how it looks on the hood of the Rover and contemplating getting another one for my wife’s LR4! It’s super clean, looks like it belongs and gives functionality to an otherwise unusable space. So far functionality is great too as it’s feeding a lot of power to my dual battery system so I can run my fridge, lights and keep my kids digital devices charged up at camp. :)”

6. LENSUN 85W Hood Solar Panel for Toyota RAV4 5th(2018-present)

Caleb’s review: “Great quality hood mounted panel. Fits perfect in the groove of the hood. Charges my solar generator with no issues. I’d recommend getting some VHB 3M tape to adhere it to the hood. Also I’d recommend an MPPT to boost the performance if you don’t have one.

7. LENSUN 90W Hood Solar Panel for Subaru Forester (2009-2013) 

Kordell Fink’s review: “This 90w solar panel is absolutely incredible! Once installed, I am able to park my car out in the sun and charge my Goal Zero up just while my car is parked doing nothing! This, paired with charging my goal zero while I drive, is going to keep it topped off at all times while still charging my Dometic fridge! This is an absolute game changer if I want to stay camped in the same spot for a few days, without worrying about how charged my Goal Zero is.

These solar panels stand up to anything once installed. Highway wind, the pouring rain in Oregon, strong heat during heatwaves, and probably anything else that’s thrown at it! So glad I ended up getting one and there’s no way I’ll ever look back!

8. Lensun 85W Hood Solar Panel for Ford F-150 (2015-Present)

Otto Weinbrecht’ review: ”I purchased and installed the 2018 Ford F-150 hood panel. It did take a little bit to get the installation right as I had not done one before but the finished product was very good. I am very impressed with the finished installation.”

9. Lensun 105W Hood Solar Panel for Jeep Wrangler JK

Kevan King’ review:”I was looking for a good solution to keep my batteries charged and keep my 12v fridge up and running and devices charged without having to start my Jeep every couple of days. The system was an easy install and gives me plenty of reassurance that my Jeep will always start.
I did have a small issue and customer service was quick to respond and help fix the problem.”

10. Lensun 100W Hood Solar Panel for Lexus LX450 LX470 LX570 GX470 & GX460

Steve’s Rivew: The solar panel seems to be well designed and manufactured. The Performance has also been very good. I have pulled just over 300Wh in one day and registered as high as 68W. The added benefits of the panel is reduced glare off of the hood and it looks pretty awesome too IMHO. I installed it over my clear wrap and used 3M HD double sided tape then I sealed the edges with a quality marine grade silicone. Please note the trim edging in the pics were added by me as it’s not included with the actual panel. I personally went a different direction with the MPPT controller but I’m sure theirs works equally as well.

11. Dodge Ram 2500HD 3500HD Power Wagon (2019 to Present) Lensun 100W Hood Solar Panel

Corey Ryan’ review:” I ordered the 100w hood mounted panel for my 2019 Dodge Ram Power Wagon. It took awhile to get it but, once it came in it was packaged very well and was everything as promised. I took the factory hood decal off my truck and had a local vehicle wrap shop apply a 3M wrap under the panel. Then I used 3M Double sided tape to secure the panel. It went on very easily and has been on for about 3 months with no issues. I am getting pretty good power from the panel and average 40-60w. I would highly recommend the hood mounted because it’s so much nicer then having to deploy a panel at camp.”

12. Land Rover Defender (2020-present) Lensun 90W Hood Bonnet Solar Panel

Mark’s review:” I installed the 85 watt system with charge controller on my 2020 Defender 110x. The panel install was easy with two sided automotive trim tape and plugs right into the charge controller. Just a positive & negative connection to your battery jumper posts in the engine bay and your done. The blue tooth app lets you see how the panel and your battery are doing with a few different metrics. It looks great on the hood and works well!”

13.Toyota Tundra 2nd Gen (2007-2013) Lensun 85W 12V Car Hood Solar Panel

David’s review:”I have this solar panel on my 2009 Tundra and I love it! Charges up my main battery and keeps it topped off and honestly looks super cool on my hood.Gonzalez”

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We offer hood solar panels for most models on the market, such as Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Land Rover, Nissan, Jeep, Dodge, GMC, Subaru, Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Honda, Hummer, Holden, Isuzu, Kia, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Porsche.

If your model is not available on the website, please kindly contact us, we can undertake a variety of customized versions.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Mount Instructions for 35W hood solar on 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

Thanks to John for his sharing of the installation of Lensun 35W customized flexible solar panel for 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. We developed two specs for this model, including the 35W and the 50W. He installed the 35W and tests it first.

50W panel is made with soft TPT backsheet, it fits nicely where the Hood bends which available at: https://www.lensunsolar.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=484&search=Jeep+Gladiator

If you do not know how to install the hood decal, pls check this video.

The following is John’s description of his installation.

  • I wipe the back of the panel with an alcohol pad before installing the 3M VHB tape.
  • I then apply a generous amount of 3M VHB tape. This step is completely subjective to the user on the amount of adhesive to use. I would always recommend to error on the side of more tape. I like to use a double strip of tape at the leading hood edge to ensure the front of the panel doesn’t lift off at highway speeds.
  • Perform a test fit of the panel on the vehicle using painter tape to finalize the placement before you stick it down. You only get one shot at this and sometimes it’s better to have an extra set of hands if the panel is too large/bulky to line up by yourself.
  • Peel off the double-sided tape and lay it down for good. Press along the edges and center of the panel to ensure all the tape is contacting the surface of the hood. Continue to lightly press and rub your hands over the entire surface of the panel to promote adhesion. Do not press too hard to avoid break the solar cells.
  • Pay special attention to the corners and sides of the panel as you don’t want those to lift. Find whatever you can to gently weigh down the panel for a few hours (or overnight to fully cure).

Finally connect the solar controller to the battery and solar panel, pls remember connect the battery first, then the solar panel. The solar controller has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals and connectors, easy to Plug-and-play.

And if you use the solar panel charge solar generator power station(such as goal zero yeti, jackery…etc), pls remove the solar controller, because most of the solar generator come with solar controller inside.

Lensun hood-mounted system is designed perfect for overlander, camper and traveler.

They give you longer overall battery life by tending it constantly during periods of sun exposure. provides power to keep 12v accessories like fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios etc. everything else charged.  Do not worry a dead battery while camping/off the grid.

In our product combination, you can choose a separate solar panel or a combination of controllers and decals.

If any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

105W Fj cruiser bonnet solar panel installation

Many thanks to Winton‘s share of the installation experience.

Lensun 105W Flexible Hood Solar Panel, An updated version for Fj cruiser  with two holes specifically reserved for washer nozzles.

It is available at:

https://www.lensunsolar.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=84&product_id=455

Whether it’s to charge your primary battery or running the 2nd battery, although you can put out a portable solar panel when campsite this some kind of. However, a permanently fixed solar panel that would give you the added ability to run  accessories like fridges, lights, power bank/inverters etc. without the fear of draining your battery . This hood solar panel will work out great.

The followings installation details:

Double sided tape from Bunnings 24mm wide, Moroday, clear, heavy duty.  If you space each strip about 10mm apart you can get away with 120m roll. 

Position in the correct place using the washer nozzles as a guide, then measure to rear of and the sides to confirm that the pan is uniform.

With wide masking tape, place around to hold & stop panel from moving while you make a hinge at the rear so the panel can be swung up to remove the blue tape strips. 

This method helps to ensure that the panel returns to the correct position. (no second chances with this tape). 

Once panel is in place firmly, you can mask all around firstly the panel and then the bonnet, leaving about a 3 or 4mm gap to seal with Sikaflex. I used, marine grade adhesive by “sikaflex” (bunnings). 

Wipe sealant, wet your fingers with kerosene if you want. Romove the masking tape straight away to prevent the sealant skin pulling up. Done. 

Wire the panel as required to you battery system. Ensure that the solar panel is run through the correct control system to suit your needs. 

Ps, this will be very difficult to remove, so make sure you check and double check the position.

For more installation advice, we also recommend to have a vinyl piece on the hood to protect it. Add a vinyl sticker (Search for keywords on Amazon or ebay, for example:hood blackout decal , or hood vinyl wrap……) between the solar panels and the HOOD so that the panels can be removed later without damaging the paint.

In addition, if you’re not sure to install it by yourself, it’s recommended finding a local auto repair shop or modification shop to help with the installation.

If any question or advice, Please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

 

200W Lensun Solar Blanket – Ultra Portable Solar Power System

Many thanks to Ray and Brain for the Demo and review of Lensun 200W Solar Blanket.

Here the link to this 200W kit:

https://www.lensunsolar.com/Foldable-solar-kit?product_id=266&fbclid=IwAR2GpI8Hqy3PVCmxQoCfikMjOJX2PY_spxIxL8zuE5-w9_8kClXCehOIXVc

You can also check out the original YouTube Video and at the below.

For those of us who like to get out and enjoy camping. A fixed solar panels on the roof or hood of your vehicle and go with a folding or blanket like this 200W kit at the same time will be the best option to capture the most solar energy available. When your vehicle is shaded by trees, there still have your foldable or blanket solar panel that could be exposed in the sun to get the energy.

As Brain said in the video: “that 200W solar kit from Lensun it’s a complete solar charging solution. Super compact and easy to store fits in a bag.”

“the kit includes a 200-watt semi flexible solar panel array that folds up into a super portable 16″x16″ square. It also consists of a waterproof EPever 15A MPPT controller, various hookup cables, a canvas carrying bag, and an EPever WiFi data box( should be selected according to needs).”  Ray said.

At first, the grommets of our 200W that used to hang for better angles would have been simpler, but we continued to update them based on customer feedback until they were stronger and more durable.

We also have updated the solar controller, the solar controller can charge lead-acid or lithium battery, select the battery type by connecting to cell phone via Bluetooth/WIFI Module  (can be selected according to needs).

Regarding for how to download, install and use WIFI module, you can also get more detailed commentary through Ray’video.

If any question or advice, Please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

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Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
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Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Customized flexible solar panel for Nissan Leaf hood

Solar panels, as an auxiliary charging system for the vehicle, have its own unique advantages. Recently, Sam, the owner of Nissan Leaf came to us and asked if we could custom a flexible solar panel for his car to generate electricity to a better battery life.

One advantage of customization is that it maximizes the use of space, making it more matching and beautiful.

You asked for it, and then we made it. 

“Lensun Solar Team, My name is Sam Elliott, and I have a Youtube channel (Innovative Sustainable Solutions) where I explore the feasibility and methods for making solar powered commuter vehicles.  I had a viewer refer me to you.  As soon as I saw your custom panels I thought “bingo, that’s what I’ve been looking for……”. 

In the communication after we got in touch, Sam provided relevant dimensions and more detailed information. According to the dimensions he provided, our engineer team designed the drawings and provided them to Sam for confirmation.

Everything is going on smoothly

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In response to the design we made for him, Sam said::“That looks perfect!  Nice work, a 30% over what the hood panel is spec’d for currently too”

The below link is Sam’s video on our custom solar panels posted on his YouTube channel.

Soon, Sam will also provide more pictures after installation to share with us, and we will update them in real time. We will also continuously dedicate to provide designs and customized solar panels for more models.

If you happen to also want to do some DIY solar for your car, please feel free to contact us.

Contact information
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Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Customized 120W hood solar panel installation for Toyota FJ Cruiser

Many thanks to Nat’s share of the installation experience of Lensun 120W Flexible Hood Solar Panel for his Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Here the link to get it for your FJ!

https://www.lensunsolar.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=84&product_id=430

Special designed 2nd gen hood solar panel with two holes for washer nozzles is also available now at below link:

https://www.lensunsolar.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=84&product_id=455

Nat’s said: “My setup uses the existing BCDC charger to direct power to the Aux battery(100AH lead acid battery), but will also direct it to the main crank battery once the Aux is full (but only if it requires it).

The reason I went for a solar is so I can run a fridge and camp lighting for a multi-day camp trip. Means I don’t have to drive the car everyday while camping in order to charge the batteries.”

The followings installation details:

Here’s the underside of the panel. I’ve used the tape pictured below. It’s a high bond double-sided tape that’s also heat resistant. Around the edges I’ve used double (one strip on top of another) due to the small lip that goes around the panel. It’s actually a pale grey coloured tape and the blue is the bit you strip off before applying.

Below is the tape I used. Moroday Ultra High Bond double sided tape. 20mm thick. 

I removed the washer nozzles and the grid panels in between the wiper blades. 

I detached the water tubes from the washer nozzles before removing them. Notice I taped one extension to the main branch to help feed it though and under the wipers. Makes it much easier otherwise it catches on the way through. 

Feeding the washer pipes through and under the wipers (I also fed it BEHIND the bonnet hinge) .The tubes ready to be connected to the new nozzles which will be positioned in the grids as shown below. 

Nozzles I bought on eBay. They need to be able to angle up as much as possible to make up for not being further in front in the bonnet. (Your blanket with prefabricated holes won’t require any of this if course). 

I found nozzles with a nut that fit perfectly into the grate moulding (14mm). 

         

 

The nozzle fixed in from the top side into the nut which is fixed underneath as shown above. I’ve set it as far forward (away from the window) as possible. 

Attach the water tubes onto the nozzles and place the grates back into place (easy – held in with their own clips). 
 
Notice the solar panel cable fits nicely under into the gap at the back of the bonnet. 
 

And then feeds easily into the retaining clips that used to hold the washer tubes.  I have a BC-DC charger fixed between the radiator and the front grill. A custom bracket was used to fix the controller next to it and connected it the BC-DC which is already attached to my aux battery. So it’s all good to go. (The cable runs down behind the washer bottle and then behind and round to the front of the aux battery before routing to the front grill) 

I’ve used Christmas clips to attach a 5mm heat insulation to the underside of the bonnet to prevent too much heat getting through to the panel. (Picked it up from a friend who does air conditioning). 6mm Christmas clips push easily through the insulation and into the factory holes already there. Easy as. 

 

In a couple of places where there weren’t factory holes or I haven’t cut it right. I’ve used the same tape as above to fix it to the underside of the bonnet. 

And looks sooooo good! 

If any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
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Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]