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Pioneer aux. power system. Will it handle...

Discussion in 'Pioneer 700 Shop Talk' started by Hondasxs, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Hondasxs

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    So the Pioneer has a class leading alternator on board. How do you think it will handle a full light set up, radio, and gps? I read a upgraded battery is a good idea as users have done to the Big Red. I'm sure the Pioneer will benefit from this upgrade as well.

    what do you think?
     
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    Don't really know what size battery is actually going to be in the Pioneer. Only extra's will be a winch[only used if needed] and a cab heater.I'am sure it will be enough,depending on the battery that comes installed.
     
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    I'm sure it will handle it. I read somewhere how powerful the alt. was but I cant find it. I'll hunt it up.
     
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    I ordered a winch & installation kit from my dealer. she ordered them but said I also need to get the voltmeter switch plate fuse block kit. I asked if I can install it without this kit. she called Honda and they said. no that they recommend it for any accessorys. I had her order it. before the preorder deadline. I figure I might put on some extra lights in the future and I wll need the switches. just another way for Honda to price their machine so low they make you buy everything extra.
     
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    I have found out what kind of battery and generator the Pioneer has.
    Battery: USA YTX14-BS 12v-12 Ah (10HR), Canada GYZ16H 12v-16 Ah (10HR)
    Generator: 0.45 kW/5,000 rpm

    Another important fact. The main fuse is a 40 amp so you cant pull more then that total.
     
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    Battery size is not a concern for those with lots of attacments... as they will more then likley be replacing that battery with a full size battery. With this new LED craze you really should not put that much drain on a battery. Adding a radio is not really a major drain either unless you are a 15/45'er... meaning ride for 15, beer break for 45.... lol...

    I think it will be Ok with the gen.
     
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    Trail. I'm not sure how to read that or what it means.
     
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    I had a ATV and the battery went dead when I would leave the lights on for only 15 mins. I sure hope this has improved.
     
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    The generator puts out 450 watts maximum while the engine or generator is turning 5000 rpm.

    Think of that as four 100 watt light bulbs.
     
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    There's no replacing this battery for a larger one. It sits in a small cubby hole under the passenger side of the bench seat.
    I'll take a pic later...
     
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    BigRiver. We are talking about relocating it somewhere. Like in the extra space under front fenders. There is a pic in the gallery of the current location and the extra space.

    Just a idea.
     
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    I addressed this in another thread.

    pioneer-accessories-and-modifications-f48/auxiliary-battery-location-t306.html

    I was thinking about adding an additional battery as some people have done on their BigReds. The main difference is that on the BigRed, the battery is under the hood, as I understand. Our problem is that our battery is under the passenger side of the bench seat, offering no additional room for a second battery, much less a larger one.

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    BTW, no offense taken...but it's BigRiver, or Riv to my friends.
     
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    Got it.. BigRiver. I think it was my auto correct. I saved it this time.
    Thanks for the pics.
    I dont really know if i will look into relocating mine unless i start to have power problems.
     
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    Ya know, if the stock battery handles the power load adequately, like my Rubicon does, I may fabricate a storage locker of sorts in that space under the hood.
     
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    Make them up and i'll buy one from you.
     
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    Something simple such as 2 flying U brackets if you can imagine, then find a small hard plastic tool box to bolt onto the brackets.
     
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    I was thinking of doing the same thing, already started making a template out of foamcore....there is also the option of under the driver seat against the outside of the plastic...hard to get to and you would need to plate the heck out of the battery to protect it though.
     

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