2009 Polaris Scrambler 500 4x4 2x4 factory service manual, Page 238Get this manual

2009 Polaris Scrambler 500 4x4 2x4 factory service manual, Page 238

ELECTRICAL CURRENT DRAWKEY OFF CAUTION: Do not connect or disconnect the battery cable or ammeter with the engine runningDamage
This test simulates "full load" on the alternator at idleDo not increase idle RPM or perform this test longer than required
to obtain readingThe alternator stator windings may overheat35 seconds is acceptableTo Calculate Available Alternator Output
I= 200W 12V 250W16.7 Amps20.8 Amps CHARGING SYSTEM "BREAK EVEN" TEST CAUTION: Do not allow the battery cable or ammeter to
become disconnected with the engine runningFollow the steps below as outlined to reduce the chance of damage to electrical
componentsWARNING: Never start the engine with the ammeter connected in seriesDamage to the meter or meter fuse will resultDo
not run test for extended period of timeDo not run test with high amperage accessoriesThe "break even" point of the charging
system is the point at which the alternator overcomes all system loads (lights, etc and begins to charge the batteryDepending