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post #10 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 06:11 AM
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Year: 1993
Make: Honda
Model: GL1500 Aspencade 1980 GL1100 STD Vetter
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Automotive electronics are spec'd "nominally" at 13.8V (14 really) and not 12 volts, so you are only 1.3 volts over when reading 15.1 volts. Sensitive low voltage internal circuits will have built-in voltage regulation which is necessary because the input voltage can vary so much. Your electronics will tolerate up to 17 volts all day long.... and if your voltage is THAT high you DO have a problem.

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