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Old 03-27-2017, 12:53 PM   #1
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2006 Beaver Voltmeter fluctuates 14-16

I have a 2006 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV. In the past few months I upgraded my exterior running lights brightness by installing a kit from Daniel Stern (added two 30 amp Relays etc). Anyhow it was definitely a big improvement. Just recently I noticed while traveling in the coach my Dash Voltmeter is fluxuating from 14-16 along with my lights very gradually dimming a little, back and fourth. Everything Else (gauges, etc.) seams to be working ok otherwise. Shopuld this be a concern? Thanks
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Check all the batteries in the system, chassis and coach , load test and electrolyte level, then check the actual voltage at the batteries, with the engine running to to see if the voltage reads out the same, on a different gauge , any voltage from the alternator in excess of 14.5 is considered overcharging and hard on the batteries, and 16 volts can easily burn out bulbs.
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I have a 2006 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV. In the past few months I upgraded my exterior running lights brightness by installing a kit from Daniel Stern (added two 30 amp Relays etc). Anyhow it was definitely a big improvement. Just recently I noticed while traveling in the coach my Dash Voltmeter is fluxuating from 14-16 along with my lights very gradually dimming a little, back and fourth. Everything Else (gauges, etc.) seams to be working ok otherwise. Shopuld this be a concern? Thanks
I had the same symptoms. Even the AC blower varied in speed. I found a loose connection on the back of the alternator that seemed to fix it. It was a small wire, nor one of the big ones. It was off the regulator.
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Amp gauge

Thanks for the suggestions, I will start at the batteries checking fluid level etc., then start working towards the alternator for loose wires. Thank you
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If everything checks out, look at the voltage regulator. They can go bad and send voltages all over the scale. Sometimes the alternator itself is faulty.
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Amp gauge issues

Found the Amp gauge to be faulty! Thanks again for all the input! Have a great day.
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