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O.k. I'm not very good at this electrical b.s.

I finally got all my lights wired up for the glamis night run and I wanted to check where I was running volt wise.

Dash gauge readings

Idleing I have 14 volts
5 HIDs on my rack all on I have 11 volts
rack and headlight taillights on I have just under 10

How long will it take for my rhino to die?

I want to make sure I'm not going to be stranded out in the dunes with a dead battery.

I think it was covered over at commieforums but where is the safe spot?
 

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O.k. I'm not very good at this electrical b.s.

I finally got all my lights wired up for the glamis night run and I wanted to check where I was running volt wise.

Dash gauge readings

Idleing I have 14 volts
5 HIDs on my rack all on I have 11 volts
rack and headlight taillights on I have just under 10

How long will it take for my rhino to die?

I want to make sure I'm not going to be stranded out in the dunes with a dead battery.

I think it was covered over at commieforums but where is the safe spot?
travis, I'll have a jumper box and cables with me. You should be fine
 

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over 12 will be safe for a while. pull your headlight plugs so you can run your tail lights with your top lights. 4 hids is usually the limit on these things. you can also get LED 1157 bulbs at Kragen for you taillights and save some more watts. for better 1157's that fill the lense better, go to www.superbrightleds.com

Rog
 

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Just wondering if 11 volts is at idle or mid to full throttle. You should get more power from your stator as you throttle up.

5 HIDs = 175w
2 40 headlights= 80 w
2 tail lamps 5w=10w (brake lights are 20 each when on)

the stator has only 220 available

Lights alone are drawing 265w and the motor need juice also. at 22+ amps draw you will not see more voltage even when revving, but you might overheat the rectifier and burn it up as it tries to keep up.

TO overcome this you need an alt kit to be reliable.

Rog
 

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5 HIDs = 175w
2 40 headlights= 80 w
2 tail lamps 5w=10w (brake lights are 20 each when on)

the stator has only 220 available

Lights alone are drawing 265w and the motor need juice also. at 22+ amps draw you will not see more voltage even when revving, but you might overheat the rectifier and burn it up as it tries to keep up.

TO overcome this you need an alt kit to be reliable.

Rog

this is why I like the 1314 seporator!! lol worst thing that can happen to me is my hid lights will go out and I only have the stocks
 

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I'm working on rectifying the problem I just was wondering if I'll be o.k. for this trip.

I already have hid replacements and I have the yamaha led replacment taillights.

Mark If you have jumpers I'll be o.k. with that. I just want to make sure I wont be stranded.

Thanks for the info guys.
 

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I'm working on rectifying the problem I just was wondering if I'll be o.k. for this trip.

I already have hid replacements and I have the yamaha led replacment taillights.

Mark If you have jumpers I'll be o.k. with that. I just want to make sure I wont be stranded.

Thanks for the info guys.
I would never leave a brother form another mother stranded, If all else fails, I have a tow rope.
 
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