Kawasaki Ninja Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am wondering how much extra Amperage, Wattage, Volts etc... I have coming from my alternator/stator. I know Amps=Watt/Volts. and I have some of the numbers but am having trouble figuring out exactly how much extra juice I have to play with for electrical accessories like GPS and heated gear.

My bike is a 2004 Ninja ZX6R 636 (B2)
The Haynes manual says the alternator output is 42 (minimum)-63.6 Volts @ 4,000 RPM
the regulator puts out 14.2-15.2 Volts @ 5,000 RPM

So I have the Volts but can't find either the Amps or Watts so I can finish out the equation.

Also I am not sure what the draw from the bike itself is (plus I have LED turn signals (front and back), LED brake light and HID headlight bulbs.

Thanks for your guys input.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,695 Posts
you manual should also state what your alternator is rated in, in Watts. Then it's just a calculation game, tallying up all of the loads and adding in 10% for good measure (for wiring, connectors and other some such losses). Sorry, not familiar with the 6's..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I have read through the entire electrical section of the Haynes manual....nothing but the info I gave. These manuals are pretty much useless except for learning how to change oil....

So I guess I will try finding the alternator make/model and get in touch with the manufacture and see what info they have.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Ok so better late than never. Here's the numbers. I went with an average 300W operating draw, Haynes listed the draw for electrical components like the lights and signals but not the computer, fuel pump, ignition, cooling fan, etc...

360W @ 3,500 RPM
14.2-15.2 V @ 5000 RPM

So 360W - 300W = 60W to play with.

Anyone correct me if I goofed somewhere.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Wish it had a little more juice to play with... but that's what ya get with a sport bike.

Was looking to try and do some speakers, but with the GPS and heated gear I may just stick with the headphones.

Thanks again for that info spooph
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top