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IMPORTANT: HOODIE MUST BE INSTALLED ABOVE 65*F IN FULL SUN bringing panel up to 110*F. In cold or cloudy conditions, Panel will not have enough flexibility to form to your hood, and the adhesive will not properly bond. Your installation WILL FAIL.
ALL automotive wax MUST BE REMOVED from the hood prior to install. Adhesive cannot stick to wax. If water beads up on your hood, you still have waxes or coatings on it. DO NOT use household cleaners such as Simple Green.
BY ORDERING, YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE INSTALLATION VIDEO BELOW.
If these installation requirements are not followed, we cannot be held responsible.
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A Perfect Fit
The Lexus GX470, and its 'down under' cousin, the Landcruiser Prado 120, are extremely capable off road vehicles. The Hoodie™ extends these capabilities by adding custom a custom solar panel and charge controller to the Hood of the GX. Hoodies are custom-tailored to take full advantage of the available real estate on the GX470's hood.
Powering Your Lifestyle
By integrating solar panels with your vehicle, your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun. This provides juice for power-hungry accessories such as a refrigerators and lighting, as well as smart devices such as phones, cameras, tablets, and radios.
The Hoodie™ has been designed for the rigors of overlanding, as well as the realities of daily-driving. Whether you're spending a week off-the-grid by a remote mountain lake, or road tripping to the Disneyland, the convenience of having a solar charger continually refilling your battery is liberating.
Peel & Stick • Plug & Play
The panel comes with a high-quality 3M VHB adhesive pre-installed. Clean and prepare the hood, peel, and stick.
MPPT Charge Controller
The Hoodie™ may also include a custom SRNE 15a MPPT charge controller with Bluetooth connectivity. And, we've done all of the cabling, connectors, and fusing for you. Simply attach the battery leads, plug in the panel, and you're in business.
Hood Preparation: Vinyl Wrap
We strongly recommend wrapping your hood with vinyl prior to installation. This protects the paint, and allows you to remove the panel without damaging the paint should you decide to sell the vehicle, or return a lease. Wrapping can be done by a local sign shop, or auto restyling center or DIY for the adventurous.
If you are not freshly wrapping your hood, ALL wax or other coatings must be removed prior to installation of the panel. Yes, even that stuff sprayed on at the automatic car wash. ADHESIVE WILL NOT STICK TO WAX. That's kind of the point of wax. You must use an automotive wax remover prior to install.
Check out our GX470 Hood Wrap video:
IInstallation must be done in 70*F or warmer. Panel must be left in direct sun to warm to 110*F for panel to properly bond. Do not attempt to install iin cold conditions or in the shade.
All proceedures demonstrated in installation video must be followed.
You will need the following additional items to complete your installation. These are available from Amazon.com (not included with purchase). Purchase links will be provided.
- Automotive Wax Remover
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Microfiber Towel
- J-Roller for applying pressure to adhesive
|Voc (Open Circuit Voltage)||23.6V|
|Isc (Short Circuit Current)||6.6A|
|Dimensions||1030mm x 830mm x 4mm|
Charge Controller Specifications
|Battery Types||Lead Acid, Lithium|
|Max solar input power
|max charge current
|Max solar input voltage
|Connectivity||Bluetooth (IOS & Android Apps)|
|MPPT Tracking Efficiency
|Dimensions||142mm x 88.3mm x 24.5mm|
||-35C to 65C|
|IP Rating (water resistance)||IP67|