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Switching to 16 volts

Post  sg86coupe on October 2nd 2015, 11:18 am

Pros / cons, any tips for long life and good service.

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Re: Switching to 16 volts

Post  cool40 on October 2nd 2015, 2:09 pm

If you run an alternator it'll need swapping to a 16v. I have the rock 16v battery and charger. The charger will work with 12 & 16 volt batteries and its made in USA! Shocked you can get the battery in a dual post with a 16v and 12v post for anything you prefer to run on 12v. I never have to charge mine at the track but I use very little electronics. The only thing to remember is dont run anything while the charger is connected. Very Happy
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Post  sg86coupe on October 2nd 2015, 2:17 pm

I just bought a XS Power battery and charger. It was recommended by a chassie builder, he said that they have had good luck with them. He also mention not to start the car while it on charge.

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Post  cool40 on October 2nd 2015, 7:32 pm

sg86coupe wrote:I just bought a XS Power battery and charger. It was recommended by a chassie builder, he said that they have had good luck with them. He also mention not to start the car while it on charge.
I figure that xs would be ok also.your charger will burn stuff up if you run it while charging, as in fan or water pump etc...
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Post  whatbumper on October 2nd 2015, 8:23 pm

Rock battery and charger hands down.

42lbs. Can mount it in any position. The charger is not only a charger but also a maintainer. I don't like the idea of the three post deal because of uneven loading in the cells but they seem to work fine. We have some customers with 6 year old batteries that are still going strong.

As far as running it on a car, we don't do anything different to convert. Everything just works more efficiently.

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Re: Switching to 16 volts

Post  kim on October 2nd 2015, 10:02 pm

When you run an alternator, the average car is running at about 14 volts normal anyhow, 2 more, no big deal. Lights a little brighter in gauges, solenoids a little quicker to hammer open, but nothing that the cars haven't seen before when regulators fail. Stock type alternator would even suffice to help sustain charge on something that is power tour destined, or pinks hot lap ilk....

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Post  schmitty on October 4th 2015, 11:47 am

Be aware that some solenoids don't respond well to extra voltage. N2O and trans brake for instance. I burned my T/B solenoid up. They make 16V solenoids for these applications.
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Post  460pulling on October 5th 2015, 11:33 pm

You can also step the voltage down before the trans brake and nitrous circuits

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