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GConda

voltage output from Johnson motor?

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I own a 97 115 Johnson outboard on a fishhawk Crestliner. My voltage meter constantly says the motor is putting out 16 plus volts while running at high rpm's and also sometimes while idling. I know the guage is correct because it shuts off my locator when there are 16 vt. or more. Is this normal? if not any ideas?

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Have you tried to swap out the battery??
I once had a bad battery do the same thing on my 90 Mercury.It did the same thing as yours,
always in the red(over-charging).

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Ill try that, but the battery charges well and holds its charge for a long time.

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Not sure what was wrong with that battery,as it also took a charge and stuff.I brought it in to Batteries Plus where they tested it on their machine and said it was bad.Haven't had any problems since I replaced it???

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thxs tumbleweed, Ill give it as try later today. Ill let you know what happens.

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Tumbleweed, You were dead right about the battery. Thxs, You saved me some money

Gary

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GConda, Glad it was just yer battery.I had another glitch one time,where the voltage on my locator/and dash-gauge were indicating under-charging.After some worring about the charging system AGAIN.
I found one end of my fuse in the fuseholder
was all green and funky!A little scrubbing away of the problem corrosion,and things were
just fine.Sometimes, its the simple things that turn out to bite us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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