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Is this all I need for a solar charger system?

Dirtman

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I wanna put a 25 watt or so solar panel on my truck just to keep a little trickle charge in it when it's not being used and not near the house. I had a all in one little gizmo but it stopped working and didn't do much to begin with...

I know I need a controller first. Found the battery tender solar jr which seems to meet the specs.
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I want to mount the controller under the hood permenantly, run the wires into the cab and install a plug on the dash so I can stick the panel on against the windshield or throw it on the roof.

I found this for a panel
Newpowa 30 watt panel

These two gizmos seem good? Anything else I need besides just wiring them up?
 


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Have you considered a photovoltaic paint job on the hood?
 

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And cover up my topless barbarian woman riding a unicorn?
 

Dirtman

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If snoranger comes through with the cap for my truck I may just mount it permanently to the cap and finally setup my truck for camping like I always wanted. The tarp thrown over the ladder rack is getting old...

So will these things work or what!?
 

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I was looking at this yesterday, but it is more money. Got good reviews.
 

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Thats pretty cool, kinda out of the price im willing to spend... if the controller and panel im looking at work im only spending 50 bucks and 30 minutes of wiring.
 

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