charging system

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by kemo, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

    Is operating alternator at near max capacity hard on charging system. I have 55 watt passing lamps and 55 watt headlight. At idle battery voltage will be 11.5 volts, but off idle comes right up to 14. No issues with weak battery
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Operating it near max constantly will cause it to run hotter than normal service and more than likely take a bit of life off the end of the duty cycle.

    I would use the passing lights when needed instead of running them all the time so as not to overwork the alternator as much.