This is a discussion on Re-Designed and Improved Kawasaki ZX1000 Ninja Regulator Rectifier within the 3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z750 & Z-750S category; Originally Posted by jeff400650 I don't pretend to understand electricity. It is more amorphous to me than suspension settings, but I have a 2012 N1K ...
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Every accessory has its' own inline fuse and I have never had to touch the stock fuses.
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No idea where they got the figure but 336w/13.2v = 25.5 amps. That should be more than adequate to run the minimal lighting the bike has, the engine, and a few accessories. Plenty of guys are doing it so I guess that's proof enough.
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Here is the latest reply from Kawasaki:
From: Mark Franzen [mailto:Mark.Franzen@kmc-usa.com] On Behalf Of Kawasaki Hotline Sent: Monday, June 03, 2013 9:30 AM To: Subject: RE: LOG# 802521
Yes, 24 watts would be correct. From: To: "'Kawasaki Hotline'" <Kawasaki.Hotline@kmc-usa.com>, Date: 05/31/2013 07:23 AM Subject: RE: LOG# 802521
customer asking if that means there is only 24 watts to add accessories. Thank you, This electronic message transmission contains information from From: Ken Stout [mailto:Ken.Stout@kmc-usa.com] On Behalf Of Kawasaki Hotline Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:05 PM To: Royer Subject: LOG# 802521
Hello Jon, This bike has a 2 amp accessory circuit. From: "K-Dealer Automated Hotline Contact System" <email@example.com> To: "Kawasaki Hotline" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Date: 05/14/2013 10:36 AM Subject: Dlr: 1420 K-Dealer Hotline Ticket
Date: 5/14/2013 Model: ZX1000HCF Miles: 1050 Hours: Fail Date: 05/14/2013 Symptom/Failure Reason: customer asking what the peak alternator output is and what the operating load would be so he can determine what is left for accessories.
Yes, 24 watts would be correct for the accessory circuit with a 2 amp fuse. That's using 12v as the system voltage which isn't really correct but that's what they're using. I'm sure the Kawasaki company line will also state that 2 amp circuit is positively the only place you can connect any accessories.
We know the latter is completely false and so do they, but that's the answer they'll give because it's safe.
What everyone wants to find out is this - how much additional capacity the system has in normal operation. Or what the nominal load is during typical operation so we can compare it to the typical alternator output that we'd also like them to provide. I don't think we'll ever get that though.
In their defense, Kawasaki is dealing with all sorts of customers, from the totally clueless to engineers and people that do this sort of work all day long. So the answers they give are going to be for the lowest common denominator. That's the safe bet and keeps people from screwing up their bikes and getting pissed at Mama Kaw.
Until someone actually measures all of this we won't know with certainty.