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I do believe that 13.2 volts is minimum, and 13.2 volts - 14 volts is what your average voltage should be.
Are you getting a continuous 15 volts with your lights on?
Gary, I am almost certain that voltage will not be a problem if you install your new clutch. However, to give you peace of mind, I would call Extreme Outdoor Power Equipment, just to be sure.
I would do this before considering building the voltage divider.
I have used this brand of clutch before, and they do perform well.
My problem is, I do not have a service manual for Honda engine. I would like to determine what the normal voltage output is for your model engine.
Can you give me a minute to check something for you?
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The voltage measurements that you have taken are at the engine or voltage regulator, Is this correct?
What I would be more interested in are the voltage measurements at the electric clutch connector. You will have some voltage drop through the switches and wiring so that although the regulator is pushing 14.7 volts out of it you may only be getting 12.5 volts at the clutch connector by the time you pass through the PTO switch and wiring coming back to the clutch. I would take a voltage measurement at the electric clutch connector, I believe that you will find that the reading there is going to be within spec and that you should have no problems with running the system.
I have run into this issue before with the Extreme clutch and never could find a solution other than to go back to the original clutch.
There has to be something with the Extreme clutch that is just not built heavy enough to support the extra voltage. I have never had any of the other clutch manufacturers tell me that their clutch would burn out prematurely if more than 12.5 volts, therefore it makes me think that Extreme has a poor quality clutch if it is that sensitive.
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