Electrical

Baja Designs Lights in need of repairs

Soltek Lights

After 6 years of use my Baja Designs Soltek Fuego lights are in need of help. The reflectors in the lights are starting to show signs of corrosion. With the lifetime warranty that Baja Designs offers the lights have been pulled and are now being returned to Baja Designs for service or replacement. More later…

Auxiliary Battery Upgrade

Over the last few adventures that we have taken in our Toyota FJ Cruiser and especially the trip to Alaska I found that I undersized the auxiliary battery. The battery was getting run down most nights and I was even having problems with is getting fully drained at home. I am a believer in the Odyssey…

Roof Access Wiring Ports

When waterproof fitting are needed, the best place to look is the marine industry. With a number of antennas and powered items mounted on our roof rack I needed lots of wiring access. To accommodate the high number of wires I chose to install 2 roof wiring ports. The part that I used is from…

Solar Charging System

When our Toyota FJ Cruiser is parked during adventure trips the auxiliary battery system is used to keep our ARB fridge running. To help keep the battery charged I have installed a solar charge system. The system includes a 40 watt solar panel. The panel is interfaced with the system using a small charge controller. …

Auxiliary Power Master Switch

The design of my auxiliary power system includes both a switched circuit and an always on circuit. In this post I discuss the switched portion of the system. The master switch is used to control all accessories that can be switched. This includes the ARC switch system as well as other miscellaneous items such as…