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    does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can take?

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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    80amp alt? stock batt?



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    Most cars electrical components wont like 16v systems, if that's what you are getting at. Even 14v will have you charging at 16.5 or so... I wouldn't risk it. I may be way off base, but the components in a car are designed to run on 14v or less.



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    You can run 14 volt systems most of the time with no issues. But if you want a 16 volt system you need to have two separate voltages running through your car.



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    Yes u most of u are right I'm talking about running at a higher voltage I do nor want a charging system ay 18 volts I was thinking a safer 16 colt charging system idk of ir can take it or not just curios would love some extra juice



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    You would have to get all new batterie an a new alternator.



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    I would just make your current 12v system as stout as possible. Cheaper than buying all new batts and alt/regulator etc..



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    You can run up to 15.9 after that good luck also 15.9 on a loong trip on 12.8 agm batts will mean they will have a way shorter life 2 because the higher voltage combined with high heat = fail. I have a mla and during the winter it runs 15.4 to 15.9 but during the texas summer runs 14.8 to 15.2



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    "Originally Posted by lewshus " The ground shouldnt get any voltage?

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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    But to answer your question after 15.9 the cars electronics start acting up



    "Originally Posted by Kangaroux" Bridging takes a way a lot of the SQ and it sounds extremely distorted. I believe when you bridge it it switches from a class A/B to a class D, but I"m not positive..

    "Originally Posted by lewshus " The ground shouldnt get any voltage?

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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    just do a dual alt setup, set one of your alts to charge at 16 volts and use that to charge your back batts, then use the stock alt to run your front batt.



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    just do a dual alt setup, set one of your alts to charge at 16 volts and use that to charge your back batts, then use the stock alt to run your front batt.
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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    Yeah it is the cheapest way is 1 of those 3 post kinetiks run the 12 volt side to the cars electrical and the 16 volt side out to the 16 volt batts in back but that is still costly but not quite as bad



    "Originally Posted by Kangaroux" Bridging takes a way a lot of the SQ and it sounds extremely distorted. I believe when you bridge it it switches from a class A/B to a class D, but I"m not positive..

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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    actually anything over 15.2 is not good for the ecu




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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    Sounds expensive
    hes prolly gonna have to buy an ho alt anyways, so all he has to do is make a bracket for the second alt.



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    Re: does any one know how high of voltage a 97 honda civics electrical system can tak

    Your options for batteries in a car normally are 12V and 16V. 12V batteries must charge at 14 and 16V batteries must charge at 18. Charging 12V battery to 16V will kill it very quickly, likewise charging a 16V battery at 16 won't do you any favors (though at least it probably won't boil and or explode).

    Why exactly do you feel you need to go over the standard 12V?




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