Much Thanks Jesse’s Installation Experience About His 85W（Now Updated to 90W）3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel.
What Jesse Said About This 85W 3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel
Jesse said: “Of course, it’s a cool thing to have a LENSUN 3rd Tacoma hood solar panel when we’re camping or something like that. In fact, it not only charges our battery but also prolongs the life of the battery, I got this solar panel from LENSUN and it looks super awesome.
I think the installation is super simple and almost anyone can do it. After installation, it does not affect the appearance of the vehicle at all. I am very satisfied!”
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Lensun 90W Hood Solar Panel for Toyota Tacoma 3rd Gen (2016-Present), the solar panel installation on the hood and charge the vehicle battery.
Lensun hood solar panel mounts to the hood/bonnet of your vehicles. And charge the vehicle battery, leisure battery or power station(jackery, goal zero…etc) .
Keep your fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged. Do not worry a dead battery while camping/off the grid.
Perfectly shaped for the hood of the vehicle. Easy to install plug and play wiring.
Lensun 90W 3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel Feature
1.Keep your vehicle battery or auxiliary battery topped up all the times without the need to start your engine. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun, run your fridge and recharged all electronic devices and lights. Without worring about a dead battery while out exploring.
2.Keep your power station charge，the Tacoma hood solar panel come with standard solar connectors, use adaptors(buy separate) charge for most of the power station on the market, Jackery/Goalzero/Suoki/Flashfish…etc. If you are not sure which adapter to use please contact us.
3.Decreased hood glare. The surface of Lensun hood solar panel is a high-quality ETFE film, which will not reflect light. And because the solar panel’s light absorbing properties, the decreased glare while driving.
4.Convenience and space saving. The Tacoma 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 easy. 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.
5.Protect and extend battery life：As a result our batteries are only at about 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. Lensun hood solar panel keeps the vehicle battery charge to maintain the battery.
6.The optional Plug-and-play 10A Waterproof MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. 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.
This solar controller compatible with Various Battery options: Sealed, AGM, Gel, Liquid and Lithium-ion.
Click to check Lensun 10A Waterproof MPPT Solar Controller
7. The optional custom-fitted vinyl decal protects the vehicle paint from damage. Highly suggests using a vinyl decal between the solar panel and hood.
Lensun 90W ETFE Flexible 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 3rd Tacoma 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.
Peak power: 90W
Solar cell efficiency: 23.5%
Maximum power voltage: 17V
Maximum power current: 5.29A
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 5.8A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Net Weight: 3kg/6.6 lbs
J-Box: IP 68 rated with 2m/6.5ft cables and standard connectors
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C
First off not only for the functionality of this 3rd Tacoma hood solar panel but I want to start off with how nice and formal it looks on the hood of my Tacoma it adds a nice touch and always get compliments on it,
As far as the install goes it’s so simple literally anybody can do it you can check out my install video it’s so easy all plug and play,
I like the fact that this will keep my battery up to charge at all times in that it should help make my battery last a lot longer eventually I’ll be adding a power bank or dual battery with this so I can keep my fridge running and more items at all times. Loving the product so far would recommend it
In addition to 3rd Tacoma, We also Got Installation Picture from Bill for His 2rd Tacoma.
I Installed a Lensun 90W (5A, 18v)hood panel on my 2104 Tacoma along with a Lensun 50W (2.8A,17.5v)panel on the top of my cab. My system uses a Redarc BCDC1240D charge controller with 2 Dakota Lithium 60Ah batteries (in parallel). I’ve had the panels about a year now and have monitored their performance at different times of the day throughout the year. The panels are performing as expected and I’ll soon be upgrading the 50W cab top panel with a larger custom sized 100w panel. I’m able to maintain about 2.9amps from the hood panel and 1.9amps from the cab panel for the majority of the day, combined runs about 4.7amps. I have a 3rd 120W portable panel wired in parallel and can achieve about 11amps total with all 3 panels. These panels meet my needs for charging batteries while camping. Another plus is permanently mounted panels are convenient as my storage space is limited and it eliminates the worry about them being stolen when I’m away from camp. During the purchase and installation of the panels I had many questions, all of which were answered rapidly. Lensun has excellent customer support, five star!
I recommend Lensun panels and plan to add them to my other vehicles.
More Installation Pictures of Tacoma
In addition to Toyota, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various 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.