charging system

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by wayne1967, May 7, 2008.

  1. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    What should a motor put out amp wise back to the battery to keep it charged?
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Depends on the system that was installed on the engine when it was built. I have seen 9 amp to 30 to 60 amp.
     

  3. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    Do you have an idea of what a 1989 60hp Merc. should be, or do they vary? Thanks.
     
  4. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I would say without checking to make sure is that it most likely has the 9 or 10 amp system.
     
  5. ho_shi

    ho_shi New Member

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    if you are lookin to upgrade or replace your existing system, should if be found to be faulty can i make a suggestion???



    look into the stay n charge system
    http://www.stayncharge.com/

    for the money you cannot go wrong. I have the origional stay n charge for my trolling motor bats on my 14 ft jon boat and have NEVER had a dead bat. I chrage both at the same time. First thing i do after loading the boat is plug it in then keep cleaning out and readying boat for the next launch (sometimes just down the road) and it charges your bats while parked, driving whatever.... FOR THE MONEY YOU CANNOT GO WRONG


    if you need any more info I know the perfect guy to talk to shoot me a PM anyone and I will send him your numbers

    AJ
     
  6. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    My volt meter in my console use to always read 14 to almost 15 which is near the red mark when running. Now it stays just a little above 12.
     
  7. FLATHEADJOE

    FLATHEADJOE New Member

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    your alt.should put out about 14 when running.
     
  8. FLATHEADJOE

    FLATHEADJOE New Member

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    thats volts not amps