adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system


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dadw5boys
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adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system

Post by dadw5boys » Thu May 03, 2012 8:51 am



I dropped and busted the casing of a portable battery pack and now I am thinking of installing that battery in my hard case next to the GL1100 battery. If I install it fully charged the battery and electrical system should not be effected. I am worndering if the added amps avaible would cause a problems with the regulator or anything else.



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Re: adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system

Post by WingAdmin » Thu May 03, 2012 8:52 am

It depends on the size of the battery, its level of discharge, and so on. What type of battery is it? What are you looking to do with it?

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Re: adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system

Post by dadw5boys » Thu May 03, 2012 9:13 am

the label reads
MF12V-18AH
Constant Voltage Charge
Voltage Regulation
cycle use:14.4`15v(25*c)
inital curent:less than 6 volts
standby use: 13.6 `13.8 v

It is low amp. I am thinking of taking a long ride over a couple of states and I just don't want to have battery problems. I have 1980 1100 with only 36k mile on the bike.
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Re: adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system

Post by WingAdmin » Thu May 03, 2012 9:52 am

I don't know that I would just hook it up in parallel with your existing battery. The two batteries are going to charge at different rates. If you had a secondary charge controller (like used for a trailer) you could use that. However, if it is severely discharged, it along with the main battery (after a start discharge) could easily overwhelm the charging system of your bike.

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Re: adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system

Post by dadw5boys » Thu May 03, 2012 3:40 pm

ok thanks
will have a few more questions soon getting the old girl out and fixing her up some my son rode it for a year and I don't know exactly what shape he left it in before going in the service. I know the horns are missing lol why I don't know

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Re: adding a rechargeable battery to gl110 system

Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu May 03, 2012 7:21 pm

you would need a battery isolator like motorhomes use


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