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V-Blade and Charging problem

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by crazyrick, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. crazyrick

    crazyrick Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    My new 8' Boss V is mounted on my 97 Chevy 2500 with dual batteries. One large parking lot, and my ammeter drops down to 7 or so when I raise the blade, and all the electrics in the truck dim completely. The main battery is new, and I'm still having problems, although the other battery tests good. Assuming my ammeter is right, the truck goes down the road at 14.5 or so when the plow is off. Do I need to adjust a regulator? Higher output alternator? I just bought the truck, but everything else seems great. Is it possible something on the plow install is not right? I'm just tired of plowing all night with no tunes....I turn off the radio to save juice. I'm not even sure if I should go to a shop to check the electrics, or back to the plow installer? Got any ideas?
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You can check the plow connections, make sure they are tight and that the gound wire to the pump goes to the battery not on the truck motor or frame, after that i would have the alternator load tested along with the batteries while your at it.
     
  3. FSUPERDUTY

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I plowed with that same setup no plow prep and added a second battery aswell but i used two new batterys.I also had a big stereo although i didn't crank it i never had trouble!