Tesla Model 3 owner Cameron wanted an alternative way to charge his vehicle, one that doesn’t require him to be near a supercharger or standard outlet. So, he installed removable Bluetti panels rated at 120 watts each that feed a 2kWh power since there’s no way to get DC power from solar panels directly into the Model 3’s battery. This may not be a cost-effective or practical setup for that matter, but for those who are at a campsite or rural area, it just might work out. Read more for a video and additional information.
Should you decide to try this setup on your own Tesla, try to limit the amount of power the vehicle uses by turning off Sentry Mode, etc. Cameron’s current setup has about 1,400 watts of output and only 25 watts of input due to some shadows from the trees blocking the panels. It’s recommended that you have a clear view of the sun when attempting to charge using the panels.
- 25000mAh High Capacity: Built-in 25000mAh Li-polymer battery, it can charge your phones 8-10 times or tablets 3-4 times for an average of 9 days of usage per charge.
- 4 Solar Panels: With 4 foldable high-effeciency solar panels, up to 1A input current under the sunlight, which is 4 - 6 times faster than the other solar chargers. You can also use micro USB cable to charge it.
- Dual USB Output: Dual USB ports allow you to charge 2 devices simultaneously with high speed charging. Auto-detect your devices' current to pair the optimal output.
- Built for Outdoors: Rugged construction is dust, shock and waterproof; Built in LED flashlight with SOS mode, perfect for outdoor emergency.
- What You Get: 25000mAh Portable Solar Charger, a micro USB cable, User Manual.
I am charging my Tesla Model 3 from the power of the sun through solar panels that are on its roof. These are portable solar panels that I literally laid across the top. Each is 120 watts of power,” said its owner.