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Voltage question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by EricD701, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Hi I have a 96 chevy K1500 excab with a Fisher 7 1/2 min mount plow.
    I put in a 145 alternator. When working small parking lots my voltage will drop and recover slower and slower as I'm plowing
    Would a second battery help me out or is this common?

  2. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    Put in the second battery if possible. You can even put it in the bed. Just hook it to the other battery, in a series, and all is good
  3. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    No. All batteries will be slower and slower over a long period of time and use. Make sure you have a large battery and that it is within reason for age and condition. Ie. not 5 or 10 years old and not the wal-mart special. You may also want to check your plows connections for corrsion - that will eat up voltage effort.
  4. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Thanks for the help..