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Old 12-08-2009, 02:20 PM   #7
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a quote from an inmate:

Ignition 2.5A, Headlight 4.2A, taillight 0.5A, Brakelight 1.8A, Dashlights, Maybe 0.5A -Phreaky Phil
that's about 8 amps. another quote also from Phreaky Phil:

Standard, the system puts out 17A (240w) but the rotor draws 4A of this so you are left with 13A usable (182w). -
I can't verify these numbers but I've no reason to think he's wrong. remember that 13a would be in peak condition at peak outpu(~3500rpm iirc)t. I've read of people that tested their's at less probably due to loss from corrosion.

my G/S had a 20a rotor(280w), not a 17 like the /7s and it still wouldn't charge the battery at idle.

Find the draw for the accessories you want and see if you can squeeze them in. Like JT said, if you don't turn them on until over 3500rpms you'll probably be okay if they don't draw more than 3 or 4 amps. It would make having a good battery that much more important.
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