How Do I Run Power to My Truck Bed?

Running power to a truck bed is a great way to make your truck more versatile, and it’s not as hard as you might think. It can be done in just a few easy steps, so let’s look at the process.

Step One: Gathering Materials

The first step is to gather all of the materials that you’ll need for the job. You’ll need some wire, a power inverter, and an electrical system with enough capacity to handle the power draw from your truck bed.

You’ll also need some tools like wire cutters, wire strippers, and a drill. Lastly, you’ll need some mounting hardware for attaching the power inverter to your truck bed.

Step Two: Preparing The Wire

Once you have all of your materials ready, it’s time to prepare the wire. Start by cutting the wire to the length that you need for your installation. Then use the wire strippers to remove a small portion of insulation from each end of the wire. This will allow you to connect it properly.

Step Three: Attaching The Power Inverter

Now that your wiring is ready, it’s time to attach the power inverter.

First, mount it securely in place using the mounting hardware that came with it. Then connect one end of the wiring to its positive terminal and one end to its negative terminal.

Step Four: Connecting The Wiring To Your Electrical System

Once everything is connected, it’s time to run your wiring from the power inverter into your electrical system. Start by connecting one end of the wiring into a fuse box or other circuit breaker device that has enough capacity for your needs. Once everything is connected properly and safely, turn on your electrical system and test out any devices or lights in your truck bed.


Running power to a truck bed may seem daunting at first but with some basic knowledge and supplies it can be done quickly and easily. With just four steps – gathering materials, preparing wiring, attaching a power inverter and connecting wiring – anyone can add electricity-powered convenience in their truck bed!

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Susan Delgado