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Photo: Rear Power Port

Rear Power Port

Having USB power ports all over my truck is important, because so much charges off them nowadays. I can plug my bluetooth speaker or phone in here, when sitting out back of my truck. I also have a set of USB ports on the shelf in the truck cap, and ones up front. New with the wiring update is the ports are all switched -- so I can turn them off when I am not using them to keep the battery from being wore down over time. The yellow and green wires, which are dimmer-controlled power, run back to the overhead LED light strip.

Photo: New Battery

New Battery

With the low-voltage disconnect, I'm hoping for much longer battery life going forward -- and lights that stay on longer. The low voltage disconnect will prevent the battery voltage from going below 12.1 volts when I leave the inverter or lights well into the evening.

Photo: Low Voltage Disconnect

Low Voltage Disconnect

From top to bottom --

Wire for power to CB Radio, Dashboard Camera, Smartphone.
800 watt Inverter
Low voltage disconnect
Low voltage disconnect remote (small module to right)
Fuse to Rear Truck Cap Power
Solar Controller (to be hooked to Solar Panel when using it)

Yes, I need to vacuum out my truck.

~Review~ TEQStone 6-Switch LED Light Bar Panel with Volt Meter USB & Cig Lighter 4 Truck, Jeep, Boat

I got tired of the awful Walmart switch box I used to control the lights on my truck cap. Damn wires kept pulling loose and switches sometimes would fail. Not good when your trying to turn lights on in the dark. Based on the reviews and nice big switches it had on it, this is the unit I got for controlling the lights on the truck cap.

The great thing about this unit is it uses blade clips and you can freely re-wire each part of the unit as you choose, to disable lights on the buttons or for that matter switch off the voltage meter, so it's not glowing while your trying to sleep.