16 volt battery

Old 02-01-2010, 09:47 AM
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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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Old 02-01-2010, 10:09 AM
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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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Old 02-01-2010, 12:14 PM
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Shawn, do you run a alternator on the dragster ?
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:25 PM
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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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Old 02-01-2010, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by andamo
Shawn, do you run a alternator on the dragster ?
Absolutely.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: 16 volt battery

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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Old 02-01-2010, 08:36 PM
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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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Old 02-02-2010, 06:13 AM
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Dave,

What do you have that won't work up to 16v?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:56 AM
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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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Old 02-02-2010, 10:24 AM
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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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