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too much battery strain?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by hondapro4004x4, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    i was thinking about putting the strobe lights that you install inside the head/tail lights. plus i was going to be adding some extra headlights that mount to the rack. plus i use a winch to lift my 50'' inch blade. do you think that this would put too much strain on my ATV's battery? what can i do to avoid a dead battery?

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    2006 Honda Rancher 400 AT- 50'' Moose Blade w/ v-bar chains on all 4 tires

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  2. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i have a 3000lb winch, led reverse/worklights, hand/thub warmers, 12 led lights. iv had issues with my wheeler not keeping up with the draw at night. so i end up shutting off pretty much eveything when it gets to the point where my speedo flashes and the battery apears. think the polaris 500s have about a 6-10amp output. the winch will draw the most. if your doing short runs while plowing you might have issues with the charging system not keeping up. but if your doing longer runs least the battery has somewhat of a chance to keep up with the draw. id sugest getting a battery tender. so when not in use plug it in so it keeps the battery fully charged. i cant as mine sits in a storage shed.
     
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I run a winch, headlights, handwarmers, orange rotater, and now I will also be running a radio also.
     
  4. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    uuummm okay thanks for the replys.....do you think that my wheeler would keep charged if i only added LED flashers and only used my headlights along with the LEDS?
     
  5. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    wire a trickle charger up to it. and when your not running it just plug it in.
     
  6. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

  7. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    that solar panel is only putting out about 200 millamps. or 1/4 amp. i just got a 130watt solar pannel it puts out about 7amps in full sun.