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Charging issues with 2012 super duty

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by broke down, May 19, 2012.

  1. broke down

    broke down Member
    from se wi
    Messages: 30

    Hey guys looking at getting a new plow truck.....2012 f250 super duty with 6.2 gasser. My only concern is I have all diesel trucks in my fleet which means heavy duty alts and dual batteries, now this is only a single battery setup and we run light bars, 4 corner strobes motorolla radios heater wiper ect, any one have issues with the charging system keeping up while plowing?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    So add a another battery,, and cut dwn on the electric drain
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Make sure it has the biggest alt and batt available and forget about it. That or just don't run as many lights. Some rear hideaways and a small led bar on top.
  4. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I have never felt the need to run an additional battery in my gas plow trucks. If you make sure everything is functioning properly, you won't have a problem. I have had in the past an alternator that isn't producing its maximum output, and that wouldn't keep up with my electrical demands, but after replacing the alternator, I had no other problems. Being that its a new truck, I bet you wont have any problems with any of the OE charging system parts, running what you have mentioned above
  5. broke down

    broke down Member
    from se wi
    Messages: 30

    You all make great points. I will continue my search and see what happens