Your Honda Pioneer’s entire electrical system is underpinned by a UTV battery, and you rely on the battery more than you might think. First and foremost, a charged and reliable battery is required to simply start the machine. Secondly, you’ll want to make sure the battery you select is capable of sustainably powering the assortment of electronic accessories added to your system. Whether you want to replace the worn-out stock Honda Pioneer battery or upgrade to a dual battery system, don’t settle for anything less than the best for your Pioneer’s batteries, battery charger, and electrical accessories.
A great place to start will be determining what exactly the battery needs to power. An assessment of the basic lighting components along with the other Honda Pioneer accessories mounted to your machine will help guide you to the battery options capable of delivering those power needs. For example, winches are notorious for draining the power supply and can quickly cause your Honda Pioneer battery to drop below the required voltage output to power even the most simple functions on your UTV. Owners hoping to upgrade to more advanced Honda Pioneer dual battery systems will likely want to invest in battery isolators and split charge relay systems. These battery accessories will allow them to be run synchronously, draw from one another as necessary depending on which source is charging at the time, and enhance your Honda Pioneer’s entire electrical system as a whole.
Even if you aren’t someone who wants to run an assortment of electronic accessories on your Honda Pioneer, it would be wise to invest in a gel UTV battery. Gel batteries don’t slosh around like typical lead-acid automotive batteries, so they tend to be less messy and more reliable. Due to their improved internal construction, gel batteries are more resilient when faced with the demands of operating in harsh weather conditions and rough terrain. They also tend to have quicker charging rates while delivering longer life cycles than factory lead-acid batteries. The cost to upgrade to gel batteries is quickly offset by their enhanced performance, increased reliability, improved durability, and longer lifespan.
Another route worth considering is going with a deep cycle battery. Unlike other types of Honda Pioneer batteries that discharge large amounts of energy at a quick rate, deep cycle batteries provide a constant and consistent current over longer periods of time. One thing to keep in mind is deep cycle batteries often take up a significantly larger volume of space than standard battery options. As a result, owners who go this route might need to incorporate an entirely different battery box altogether.
One of your first Honda Pioneer battery accessory purchases should be a battery tender. Battery tenders are handy accessories with built-in voltage monitors that track your battery’s passive discharge and power output. Battery tenders typically have an assortment of settings that allow users to fine tune the tender’s ability to track voltage and replenish the charge in a safe and efficient manner. Best of all, they plug into standard AC wall outlets for convenient, hands-free operation, so they are ideal for Honda Pioneer owners who often leave their machine sitting without use for extended periods. Best of all, EverythingHondaOffroad.com has a wide variety of battery chargers to ensure your Honda Pioneer 500, 520, 700, and 1000 has what it needs to stay charged and ready for action.
If you want a fallback option for trailside battery charging, then you should consider purchasing a portable UTV battery jump kit. The Honda Pioneer Mini Power Bank and Jump Kit by Race Sport Lighting is the ideal gear item for Honda Pioneer owners who enjoy exploring the backcountry. These little powerhouse units are capable of jump-starting vehicles with engine displacements up to 3.0 liters, so you can rest assured you won’t be left stranded due to minor battery failures. The 6.5-ounce kit is all-inclusive with jumper cables, wall and car chargers, and all the accessory cables you need to keep your Honda Pioneer running when battery failure seems imminent.
Honda Pioneers carry the world-renowned reliability Honda products are known for delivering, but batteries still wear out over time. When it comes time to replace or upgrade your electrical system, look no further than EverythingHondaOffroad.com! We have all the Honda Pioneer parts and aftermarket battery accessories you need to keep your machine up and running.
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