1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Solar to keep main battery charged

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by SpeshulED, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:29 PM
    #1
    SpeshulED

    SpeshulED [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2017
    Member:
    #8726
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Sandy Eggo/Chula Vista, So Cal.
    Vehicle:
    2015 Mag Gry Ltd. CM TRD Tundra
    TRD Pro Grill | AMP Steps | Husky Floor Mats | SnugTop Sportsman Super Sport Shell | 55w 5k HID Headligts | Method Racing NV Bronze 18x9 | BFG KO2 35x12.5r18
    I used to be set on the idea of running a dual battery setup with a solar panel. Now I’m thinking I don’t want the added weight.

    So is it possible to just run a bigger deep cycle single main battery and have it connected to a solar panel to keep it topped off? If so is there also something I can use in conjunction so the battery doesn’t get over charged?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2019 at 9:38 PM
    #2
    SpeshulED

    SpeshulED [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2017
    Member:
    #8726
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Sandy Eggo/Chula Vista, So Cal.
    Vehicle:
    2015 Mag Gry Ltd. CM TRD Tundra
    TRD Pro Grill | AMP Steps | Husky Floor Mats | SnugTop Sportsman Super Sport Shell | 55w 5k HID Headligts | Method Racing NV Bronze 18x9 | BFG KO2 35x12.5r18
  3. Aug 28, 2019 at 10:47 PM
    #3
    P-Factor

    P-Factor New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2019
    Member:
    #26094
    Messages:
    741
    Gender:
    Male
    North Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tundra Limited Double Cab
    TRD Exhaust & Cold Air Intake, Center Console Safe
    Yes indeed. You can get deep cycle batteries of various amp hour (ah) capacities and type i.e. AGM, Gel Cell, Lead Acid, Lithium etc. Depending on your load and needs, a single 100 watt solar panel will maintain a 100 ah battery if a good solar charger/controller is used and of course, direct sunlight.

    Renogy makes great solar products and they are located in California. Vrey friendly folks and egar to answer questions regarding your specific needs or setup.

    They also have a 100 watt starter kit which is reasonably priced and may work for you right out of the box.

    https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Monoc...85F?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q

    Renogy
    2775 E Philadelphia St,
    Ontario, CA 91761, USA
    TEL: 1(909) 287-7111
    TEL: 1(909) 287-7100
    FAX: 888-543-1164
    (Ask for Robert Young)
     
    Wallygator likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top