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Old 11-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Bill Harris View Post
I'd vote for a bad connection somewhere. Batteries don't (usually) go ABM-dead and then recover. Your charge put 12 AH (amp-hours) in a 28 AH battery, not nearly a half charge (43%).

165W of lighting on a 280W alternator should not have affected it so catastrophically, but of the charging system is marginal, it might not be able to keep up. I like LED lights for conspicuity lighting, I save the Halogens lamps for nightime.

An on-board voltmeter is a good thing to have. I like the Kuryakin LED bar-graph meter.

I'll take a closer look at connections, just checked to batt maybe there's a bad one elsewhere.

Battery was holding 12.85v this morning. I am delivering another 3 hours of 6 amps to top off. I like LEDs too, but these PIAA's 'look' right on this bike - not so much if it's on a tilt bed though.

I guess I could always upgrade

Thanks for pointers
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