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Harmar al600 question

Postby liam » 05 Dec 2016, 00:44

I have a Harmar AL600 in a 2006 Honda Odyssey Touring edition.

My wife has a Quickie Pulse 6 SC model that weighs 270lbs and the harmar has a maximum weight is 350lbs so I know my wive's chair is not too heavy, but when it is lifting it goes very very slow.
If seems like it the motor is struggling.

We have a new battery in the van so I know the battery isn't the issue. Is it normally this slow?

Thanks for any info.
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Re: Harmar al600 question

Postby Burgerman » 05 Dec 2016, 01:43

Its likely that you are using long thin (too this) cables to the lift from the battery in the van. To test you just need to get a volt meter. Measure the battery voltage while its 'slow' at the engine end. Then do the same at the lift end.

2 possibilities.
a. A new battery is no guarantee of a quality battery. Its voltage may be dragged low while lifting. Solution, buy an Odyssey... To find out MEASURE it.
b. Cables too long/thin. Your volt meter can determine this too.

Question. Is it lots faster with the engine running?
If so high resistance battery is the problem. Don't be cheap here.
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Re: Harmar al600 question

Postby liam » 05 Dec 2016, 02:28

Thanks for the reply.

I own an odyssey and will measure the voltage.

I did buy a higher quality battery and used the cables that were supplied with the lift.

I might just have to run to the harmar installation place here if I can find some time during the week since they are not open on the weekend and close before I get off work.
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Re: Harmar al600 question

Postby Burgerman » 05 Dec 2016, 02:53

odyssey


Battery not car!
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