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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2019, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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low voltage after a while

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i have a friens"s dvx 400 2008
the output from stator is fine by the manual , and when start riding, its hold nice in between 13.6 v to 14.
but after like 2 hours of riding its hase low voltege around 11.3, and only start with jump start.

any idea?

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Check the rectifier, that is what charges the battery while you are riding. Obviously, check for loose battery cables or other connections. I’m assuming you don’t have a bunch or lights and other power draws that are over-tasking the power system.

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Check the rectifier, that is what charges the battery while you are riding. Obviously, check for loose battery cables or other connections. Iím assuming you donít have a bunch or lights and other power draws that are over-tasking the power system.

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i checked the rec already,and tryed wth diff 1, no luck, i went all over the wires to find damage one , didnt found any

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and why it happennig after few hurs of riding and nt right away?

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Only reasons I can think of:

A slow draw on the battery that is more than the recharging capability of the stator (extra lights, etc).

Loose or corroded battery cables/connectors with too much resistance to allow recharging of the battery at the full rate.

Poor stator or rectifier performance, not putting out enough power.

Battery has been drained too low too many times and wonít hold a full charge. Probably not you issue since it has good power to start when cold.

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aight ty

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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hi
i replaced the stator, still low voltege after few minutes(30 or so) it droped to 10.5-11.8 when engine runninig.
any idea?

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Are you running any extra accessories that could cause it to draw more voltage than the charging system can make? Before LED's got popular, baja style lighting would cause issues like this.

Another issue I've seen on many different machine types, are bad connections in the stator plug. If there's any evidence that plug has been hot, it would show an issue there. For some reason, they don't use a sealed connector there, and I've seen some actually catch on fire from heat from a bad connection.

I would also test the harness between the stator plug and the rectifier, and also the charge wire from the rectifier to battery positive, for any resistance that shouldn't be there.
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no extra accessories
i will check the plug again

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