Re: Max Wattage draw
well here is what I have found out.... the batteries in the revolt are the same part # as my old 660 raptor which is 180 cca,,,,,, today I installed a Deka etx20l this battery was able to go into the factory location.... I had to fab up a new battery box because the etx20l is a larger unit here are the specs Length: 6.8 in.
Width: 3.44 in. Total Height: 6.12 in ....... you will need to have the new battery at a slight angle.... the old battery was straight from the front to the rear.. so the rear of the new battery is closer to the engine and the front was closer to the outboard side of the machine this way you get enough clearence for the oil tank and it fits good...... and does not touch the oil tank
I used a long hose clamp and went under the new battery box and around the batteryto secure it ( narrow side ) the deka etx20l has 310 cca and the terminals are actually set up correctly compaired to the old battery
Here is what I found out about lithium ferrous batteries, first off when you go to start the machine when the battery is cold the battery will only crank over about 2 times ,,,this is because the battery needs to heat its self up internaly and this will happen between 2 to 3 times....so what you go through is crank stop wait till it warms crank again wait again till it warms more then crank again and by this time it should start and stay fully loaded this process will take over 5 minutes
I seen this on a you tube video for the lithium ferrous batteries on a harley davidson and was told that this is how they all are
the deka at 6.12 inches tall will be the tallest you will be able to fit under the oil tank
Last edited by miker; 03-03-2012 at 07:13 PM.
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