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Online Xyzzy

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Electrical capacity
« on: January 06, 2020, 05:27:23 PM »
I have been running the following list for the last month or so without problems. The voltage meter never drops below 14.2V. My usual cruising range is from 3500-4500RPM.

Headlights on bright
OEM LED driving lights
Heated grips on max power
Heated gloves
Heated jacket
Heated pants

The clothing draws too much current for a single lead so I have two leads going to the battery.

Offline Newguy

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Re: Electrical capacity
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 10:40:04 AM »
Watts / Volts = Amps (or IC) should arrive at 6.66 amps according to the known wattage of my own heated vest.

Very few bikes are designed to provide the alternators full output at anything close to idle (1500-ish rpm). Full output is typically estimated at 4-5k RPM. A Honda I had claimed full at 5600 rpm, that is problematical since it was designed with a lot of gear reduction, that meant you were likely to never see full alternator output even at freeway speeds.