alternator output

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by coszam, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. coszam

    coszam Member

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    I'm looking to add a few accessories including a heated jacket and gloves,
    by chance does anyone know what the alternator output(watts) is for the 2009 Softail Deluxe ?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    No problem , you have the three faze alternator. It will handle it.
     
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  3. coszam

    coszam Member

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    I know it probably will, but i'm also adding other accessories, like speakers and lights and a few other things other than the heated jacket and gloves, any chance you know what the output is ?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Three phase 38-amp system (439W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 489W max power @ 13V)
     
  5. coszam

    coszam Member

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    thanks Glider

    any idea how many watts are left after a stock bike uses what is needs for normal running ?
     
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  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Actual power consumption has to be calculated or measured. There are some "AC-DC clamp on current meters that are available, but honestly don't know how you would read it while riding.

    You would need an board datalogger like many of the factory racing mechanics use, when campaigning a racing. These days they are so sophisticated that can calculate RPM at every stage of a race track, so fuel mileage and lap times can be reduced to the absolute minimum, extracted from the telemetry picked up in the pits.