As long as you do not tie them series you can add as many batteries as you like.
thats what I figured, I'dAs long as you do not tie them series you can add as many batteries as you like.
Not much; laptop, drones/cameras, 12v fan for my tent on warmer nights, electric shaver.
I shouldn't need an inverter, all of my devices can be run DC with the highest voltage being my laptop at 18v DC. I'll be topping it off with 50watt folding solar panels from Goal Zero that pack down to the perfect size for fitting on my top case, I mentioned that in the post. I'll carry a jumpstarter with me just in case, but I may also install a low voltage cutoff to keep the cells above 13v per Shorai's manual.And how are you going to charge things? The Strom does not have a powerful charger - there is maybe an excess of about 100W available under the best of circumstances. At idle, the charger is barely able to keep up with the ECU, fuel pump and lights.
If you're going to be running power tools, possibly through an inverter, keep a very close eye on your voltmeter. In fact, I would disconnect one of the batteries while doing so, so that you always have enough juice to start the bike.
The Strom cannot be bump-started if the battery is fully depleted.
with some plastic welding skills it could be possible to have 2x of their largest batteries, I believe 36ah so 72ah total. I'm not on that level yetAs long as you do not tie them series you can add as many batteries as you like.
Part of doubling up on batteries is in the name of less chasing the sun. By globes do you mean headlights? I've got those which are definitely lessen the load on the alternator, will need to look into a series regulator and ya something like a VSR will be in the mix too to keep the cells happyI carried a LI battery in the tail of my Wee for a while, the original battery was 11 years old so I carried the LI battery as a replacement should I need it, I never did and gave the bike to my younger brother with the original battery still working.
You may want to think about fitting LED globes and a series regulator to speed up charging, I love my solar but chasing the sun can get tiresome very quickly.
If you have room you can fit a VSR (voltage sensitive relay) it will ensure the bikes starting battery will be charged enough to start the bike before it charges the backup battery.
I'll have a switch but it will be externally mounted next to external +/- terminals so I dont have to remove the seat to plug and unplug things. I'm just going to run the batteries simultaneously in parallel and keep a seperate jumpstarter in case of emergencies, but a voltage regulator should ensure its not neededYou might consider including a 3-way battery switch like they use on boats. They are affordable.
What is "Left hand start"?If you plan on running the battery down you will be shortening the life of the battery but that can be acceptable as they are not real expensive.
You should learn to left hand start it may just get you going when the battery is low.
I believe he is referring to the very handy approach to starting a motorcycle when you know the battery is close to being dead. Before you do anything else, you press and hold the starter button which prevents the head light from coming on and using up the last gulp of power.What is "Left hand start"?