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    16 volt battery

    Can anyone please tell me what's involved in changing over from a 12 volt battery to the new 16 volt batterys.
    thanks for your time.

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    We simply purchased a new battery and charger. We sent out our alternators to Mark Payne and he converted them over to 16 volt. I believe the battery and charger thru Summit Pro Shop is about $450 and you are looking at about $75-$100 to convert an alternator.

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    Shawn, do you run a alternator on the dragster ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnp
    We simply purchased a new battery and charger. We sent out our alternators to Mark Payne and he converted them over to 16 volt. I believe the battery and charger thru Summit Pro Shop is about $450 and you are looking at about $75-$100 to convert an alternator.
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    I am in the middle of trying to decide to swap to 16v or buy another 12v battery choices :shock:
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    Quote Originally Posted by andamo
    Shawn, do you run a alternator on the dragster ?
    Absolutely.

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    Re: 16 volt battery

    Quote Originally Posted by 63split
    Can anyone please tell me what's involved in changing over from a 12 volt battery to the new 16 volt batterys.
    Just bolt in the batt / alt and go.

    I called PowerMaster tech today concerning an alternator with 16 volts and they assured me that I wouldnt need the step down or anything. The alt puts out 18.9 volts and wont hurt anything, you dont get into trouble unless your over 20 volts.

    I ran the 16 volt last year with no alt and it worked good, but later in the rounds was missing the alt for sure. I just picked up a Powermaster 140 amp alt and should be good to go now...

    Hope this novel is helpful...lol
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    You guys thinking of going to 16v check out this site

    http://www.batteriesareus.com/index....x&cPath=65_146

    12/16v lite weight deal for 190.00 looks like a great deal

    Also make sure everything you have is good for upto 19v's before swapping... I'll be sticking with 12v again because of this. hmmm now what 12v to buy ?!?
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    Dave,

    What do you have that won't work up to 16v?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnp
    Dave,

    What do you have that won't work up to 16v?
    Not that it may not work but the Relay Board I've asked he said 18.5 max .. I asked on YB and he said it'll be ok but searching I did on there no one runs a alt with it (my guess because they dont want to chance it)
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    For K&R? We were told directly that the 16v would not create any problems with any of the K&R electronics.


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