Rechargeable battery for yz450f?
Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:42 AM
i'm using this battery http://www.trailtech...40-BATT3.7.html however i was wondering what options I have for buying a battery that comes with its own charger and maybe a little more powerful? I'm using a random battery charger to charge this one and it doesnt last too long. my aftermarket stator blew out so i dont want to buy another, just go completely battery.
also i cant seem to get my led headlight to work, I know its not the control switch because the horn works, the headlight has 3 leads: highbeam, lowbeam, and ground. The contrl switch has 3 leads, highbeam, lowbeam, and headlight main. I heard I'm suppose to be grounding everything to my battery system though so I'm confused what to do with the ground wire.
any help is appreciated, thank you
Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:17 PM
I got it off eeeeebay for around $10 with a charger.
Heres one like it but no charger.http://www.ebay.com/...=item43ae4f2e4a
I don't know what a "headlight main" is but it's probably a ground.
All grounds go to the black wire on the battery.
LED lights will not light if wired backwards.
I built my own DS kit and used a mutimeter and car battery charger for testing as I went. I always end up taking the switch apart to see what color wire controls what function.
Try bypassing the switch and hooking the headlight directly to the battery(using a fuse in between) to figure out how it needs to be wired.
If you have a car battery charger it's better because it has a beaker that will trip if you accidentally connect the + and - together. I like to set the charger for 2 amps.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:22 PM
I usually charge it like this for a couple hours. Do you think I can charge it directly to maybe get it more power (no regulator/rectifier)? if so for how long?
Also.. I'm looking at this battery pack http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_2058wt_1163
but i'm wondering, should i buy an actual battery charger while i'm at it? and is there any way I can make use of 2 batteries to combine power somehow?
I just need bright lights for <2hours
thanks a lot for the help, should be on the road soon here.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:44 PM
I would suggest getting a battery and charger together. Even though mine came as a set there were no instructions and the LED on the charger never seems to change color or go out. I just charge mine for 6 hrs or so with its own charger.
FWIW my kids power wheels have giant batteries and they say to charge for 24hrs no matter how long they were used before charging.
And my cordless drill says you can leave it on the charger all the time. That LED on the charger never changes either.
If you combine 2 batteries you'll end up with 24volts and blow everything up. You can use 2 and just switch em out when one dies to get double the run time.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:35 PM