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Old 06-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default 16 Volt batteries.....

Ok guys what are the better 16v batteries out there? What should I stay away from? The is a "street" car application with a adjustable Jones alternator. The $1,000 batteries are not in my scope right now. How do the OEM lights, MSD items, etc like the 16v system? Btw I do realize there is another battery thread, but there is too much 12v info within it. I only want 16v information.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 16 Volt batteries.....

im in the same boat. i got everything to do a 16 volt system but scared of the msd box at that 19 volts. i have a xs power batter
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Everything works fine on 16 volt. Lights are brighter, elec fan spins faster, elec fuel pump faster, etc. elec. window go up faster too! lol
I've never had a radio in my race vehicle, so I'm not sure if it bothers them or not.
I think it would be ok.
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On a somewhat related note who's got the best deal currently on a 16v lithium?
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Everything works fine on 16 volt. Lights are brighter, elec fan spins faster, elec fuel pump faster, etc. elec. window go up faster too! lol
I've never had a radio in my race vehicle, so I'm not sure if it bothers them or not.
I think it would be ok.
That is what I imagined, but wanted to bounce it off u guys first.
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I'm running a 16 volt battery, as soon as you take the charger off it is down to around 14.2 volts (where a 12 volt battery charges). I have a Racepac, Racedash, delay box, ect, ect in my car all 12 volt stuff. So long as you don't put the charger on while you have your electronics on, you will be fine. I make sure external power switch is OFF befor the charger goes on, or else POOF and that nasty smell of electrical wire burning.
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I'm running a 16 volt battery, as soon as you take the charger off it is down to around 14.2 volts (where a 12 volt battery charges). I have a Racepac, Racedash, delay box, ect, ect in my car all 12 volt stuff. So long as you don't put the charger on while you have your electronics on, you will be fine. I make sure external power switch is OFF befor the charger goes on, or else POOF and that nasty smell of electrical wire burning.
Although I do understand that part, remember I am running a alternator. How high are the alternators outputs for 16v systems?
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You got me on that one,never run an alternator before. I would think you would have torun a voltage step down regulator. Keep in mind this advice is worth absolutly ZERO, I have no experiance with that.
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Aren't lipo batteries like $2500? You can get your alt converted to 16 volt for pretty cheap and everything just runs faster and better from what I have seen.
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You need a powercell battery. They are bad ass. You only need one, you won't need two, and it don't require a special charger!
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Although I do understand that part, remember I am running a alternator. How high are the alternators outputs for 16v systems?
About 18.8 to 19.1 volts is where the alternator needs to be or it won't charge battery. You're not gaining anything doing this over a 12V system using an alternator. The current 12V alternators are 14.8 volts unless you need alot of fuel pump voltage or not using a boost a pump there is no gain in what you're doing
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Default Re: 16 Volt batteries.....

There are several brands that are a combination of 12 and 16 volts I use 2 of the Rock batteries. I run a 16 volt alternator in place of a normal 12 volt alternator. The Rock you can mount in any position. I run bracket racing and charge between rounds as I run a Mark VIII fan and it sucks the juice. I run 12 volts for the stock EEC IV ECU it wont take anything more than 12 volts. As for my lights as I have LED lights for parking lights and normal head lights. I just added 12 volt LED flex light strips that are 1 way and it really brightens all the numbers and lines in the gauges with no glare.

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About 18.8 to 19.1 volts is where the alternator needs to be or it won't charge battery. You're not gaining anything doing this over a 12V system using an alternator. The current 12V alternators are 14.8 volts unless you need alot of fuel pump voltage or not using a boost a pump there is no gain in what you're doing
Mainly for starting the engine. I currently have a Optima Red top and a Jones adjustable for my new setup. I am just trying to prepare for compression and cid.
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Mainly for starting the engine. I currently have a Optima Red top and a Jones adjustable for my new setup. I am just trying to prepare for compression and cid.
Mike
The optima is the worst battery and don't use marine batterys. You won't have any problem turning over your engine with a 12V if wired properly. If the battery is in rear of car use 1/0 welding cable running ground directly from battery to engine block it will be fine. You can even buy high torque starters.
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