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post #1 of 4 Old 12-09-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Voltage drop

I installed a voltage meter to monitor my battery and noticed that when I plug my electric jacket and gloves, the voltage drops to 14.1 when traveling at about 45 mph. Is that a normal battery drop for usage of my heated clothes? Thanx.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-09-2012, 04:52 PM
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It's typical. As long as the voltage is above 12.6-12.8 volts, your battery is not discharging. That's the purpose of watching the voltage, to make sure you're not drawing too much power with heated gear, extra lighting, etc.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-09-2012, 04:54 PM
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My 2004 Wee runs at 14.1 volts on full charge. It drops intermittently while using the Oxford grips and the Gerbing jacket.
I adjust the controllers to the grips and jacket to keep the charge up. When it's cold and I have the electrics cranked up the voltage will drop to 12 since the alternator only puts out 375 watt.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-09-2012, 06:20 PM
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14.1VDC is what mine reads almost all the time; even with my heated jacket turned on.

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