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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Running voltage drops from 14.4v to 10.8 when raising plow.

Bummed, another winter and hoping I actually get a chance to use the still new V-Plow from last year. LOL

Current issue is that the current battery seems like it has near zero reserve! Press up and watch the voltage drop from 14.4 to 10.8 then sits there a few seconds before slowly moving back to 14+ volts.

Need to find a bigger battery! Maybe just get that Odyssey 925.

Just hope it is just the battery!

Other than that the Prowler has been great since the rebuild. Whole different machine pep wise!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 03:07 PM
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Mine does (well, did) the exact same thing. The plow is stealing so much voltage (amps) from the battery and the rectifier/regulator is fighting too juice the battery up after the loss. The stock rectifier puts out 27 amps. The ignition/fuel injection and whatever else is on, is stealing amps too. That shows up on the volt gauge as a drop. The charging system can't keep up with this loss. I could blade for about 45 minutes, with heat headlights ect on, before my battery would die. With the 65 amp alternator, I installed (thanks RD) my problem is solved. Yep, a bigger battery will help. But you may have to give it a break to charge, when blading. Mine always has a battery tender on it when it sits, just to keep the battery fresh.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 04:11 AM
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You see much the same voltage drop when the cooling fan cycles. The electrical system is severely limited for ant add ons!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2017, 10:26 AM
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At idle it's not kicking out very many amps so it's all battery. A new big battery, battery tender when not in use, low range to get the rpms up (both good for belt and battery) is helpful. Still if you do a lot of short run plowing ie (short runs with lots of up and down) it might not be enough.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2017, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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LOL Couldn't take it any more and decided I had to push some snow. pushed like a dream rotating right and left bucket and V.

Problem is when pushing into a pile, I couldn't lift the blade unless I backed away first. Going to change the battery first.

Is the Odyssey 925 the largest that can fit in a stock HDX battery box?

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2017, 11:43 AM
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if that is what you get look at Odyssey web site , they come in MANY configurations [post , shape etc etc] look at what way you'll mount and where the post are in relation to your battery wires .. makes it bit easier for install. also you might want to upgrade both wires as factory are small and IMHO cheesey .. even add additional grounding wires on the chassis to battery .

no help as to what fits that machine

OH be sure to shop around on the web for the price as they are all over the place and oft times free shipping

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2017, 02:30 AM
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I put the 925 in mine, It goes in on it's side.



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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2017, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Been plugging the Prowler in and making sure to idle it a bit after lowering the plow before shutting it off. Starting and plow seemed to have returned to normal. Guessing I was moving the plow and not allowing the battery to recover before turning it off.

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