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Jazz

charging
« Started on: 31-Aug-08, 11:46 »
hi all gurus
this might be a dumb question but what is a good charging Volt? because i was just checking my bike as you do 2rolleyes and it is charging at about 15.5 Volt. at idle! i 5think it's a bit high any thoughts on this? rolleye0012

rooray

Re: charging
« Reply #1 on: 31-Aug-08, 11:49 »
Does seem a bit high. Should be around 14.5. Check with another meter maybe.

Glen

Re: charging
« Reply #2 on: 31-Aug-08, 17:19 »
Or your regular is U/S..

CustomKen

Re: charging
« Reply #3 on: 09-Sep-08, 20:04 »
If you have an ordinary wet cell battery (the ones with "water" in them). And the regulator is overcharging, you will usually notice a high water useage in the battery. Compare your reading with another meter, or alternatively try the meter on a known good vehicle as a rough comparison.

Shep

Re: charging
« Reply #4 on: 09-Sep-08, 23:02 »
Just on a safety note the ,"Wet Batteries" contain Sulphuric Acid whose PH is determined by it's water content/charge and should be treated with great care. 2shocked

HTH 

Hann

Re: charging
« Reply #5 on: 10-Sep-08, 08:46 »
15.5 is too high,keep using it and you`ll evaporate all the electrolyte


You might need to do the `black wire detour`------------>

Jazz

Re: charging
« Reply #6 on: 14-Sep-08, 20:37 »
its been a long time but i checked the volts with a different meter and it is about 14.6V @ idle and about 14.8 @ 3000 RPM and this volt meter it a very good one its one i use a lot. so does this mean i need a regulator or just keep an eye on the battery?  2cry

CustomKen

Re: charging
« Reply #7 on: 14-Sep-08, 21:11 »
That sounds good to me.
I would stop worrying and check the battery as normal.
Ken

ACE

Re: charging
« Reply #8 on: 14-Sep-08, 21:13 »
I agree Ken...this should be fine Jazz...
ACE

Seagrass

Re: charging
« Reply #9 on: 14-Sep-08, 22:28 »
Sounds good to me too  happy0159

Seagrass

kazdeluxe

Re: charging
« Reply #10 on: 05-Jun-21, 17:36 »
Hi cxers, i have this problem where my battery is reading 15.5v with headlight on but with headlight off charging at 14.5v replaced with 3 different regulators but to no avail-any thoughts cheers rob.

muzza

Re: charging
« Reply #11 on: 06-Jun-21, 06:10 »
are you having battery issues - like boiling it or having it fail?

Seagrass

Re: charging
« Reply #12 on: 06-Jun-21, 08:07 »
A higher voltage reading can be caused by a bad earth at the regulator rectifier.

Try cleaning the area that the regulator rectifier attaches to.

Seagrass

CX PHREAK

Re: charging
« Reply #13 on: 06-Jun-21, 11:28 »
Could be a sensing issue. You could try running the black wire direct to the battery positive terminal.

kazdeluxe

Re: charging
« Reply #14 on: 06-Jun-21, 17:09 »
will look into this through the week thanks.

 


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