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Voltage meter fluctuation

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Banksy, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    This is my first elec/hydro operated plow, so forgive my ignorance. My volt meter in the dash cluster goes down for a second and comes back up when I operate my plow. It does it the most when I raise the plow. I assume raising it takes more power. Is this normal?

    I'm running my plow off the passenger side battery. I have two batteries obviously and I was wondering if I should use both batteries by getting power from one and grounding on the other. Any thoughts?
     
  2. wildbl1500

    wildbl1500 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    there is a thread over in the dodge truck section talking about voltage drops, you may want to check it out and chime in with how your batteries are setup.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yes it's normal to see voltage drop when raising the plow.