Voltage drop - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > Popular Forums > General V-Strom Discussion


General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-09-2012, 05:24 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: northeast
Posts: 163
Default 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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-09-2012, 05:52 PM
tmcgee's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 7,954
Default

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.
__________________
-Tom (DL650AL2) (KA1TOX) (E-I-E-I-O)

This message and images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-09-2012, 05:54 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 4,851
Default

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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-09-2012, 07:20 PM
Voltar's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Near enuf to Austin
Posts: 915
Default

14.1VDC is what mine reads almost all the time; even with my heated jacket turned on.
__________________
See http://whiskeytangohotel.com/gpi
to build your own V-Strom GPI and save, save, save!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2