As the distance increases the desire to draw more power increases. One may desire heat, additional lights and any number of electrical gadgetry to "stay connected"
Re-posting from before:
Watts = Volts x Amps
As engine speed increases voltage increases. This is the typical output of a Harley glide.
"380W @ 1000 RPM 578W @ 3000 RPM 598W Peak" [powerletproducts].
Typical Component Draw
"55 watts - High Beam
55 watts - Low Beam
05 watts - Number Plate
21 watts - Brake/Tail
02 watts - Instrument Panel
25 watts - Computer
60 watts - Fuel Pump
60 watts - Cooling Fan
50 watts - Electronic Ignition" [powerletproducts]
- Other components
54 watts - Quick charge (11 watts slow charge)
25 watts - ABS computer
"35 - 77 watts - Heated Garments (each)
35 – 100 watts - Aux lights each
40 – 60 watts - Laptop
1 – 3 watts - Cell Phone
1 – 3 watts - Radar Detector
2 – 6 watts - GPS
1 – 3 watts - Portable Music" [powerletproducts]
Common Power Conservation:
"There are a few things that can be done to conserve a few precious watts:
1. Replace standard lights with low power LED lighting (where possible).
2. Add a circuit that automatically turns the low beam off when the high beam is activated.
3. A dirty fuel filter can cause the fuel pump to use 120 watts, 60 more than normal. A dirty fuel filter is a common cause for a voltage regulator to fail on a fuel-injected bike." [powerlet products]
A fuse should be just over the maximum draw of the accessory. The wattage of the accessory divided by the voltage (12v) will give the minimum amperage for the fuse.
Typical minimum gauge for various loads
" * 22awg => 8A
* 20awg => 10A
* 18awg => 15A
* 16awg => 19A
* 14awg => 25A"[powerlet products]
If one uses a voltmeter what are typical voltages for standby, idle, and charging?
What voltages would indicate a problem and how would one know is a battery is discharging (running dead sitting)?
What power draw or number of connections would you trust to factory wiring, a fuse block or running off the battery?