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When it comes to optimal performance, running a properly functioning battery in your Can-am Maverick is crucial — especially if you have a few power-hungry aftermarket accessories like winches, stereos, and lights attached to your rig. For those among us with machines stuffed to the brim with aftermarket UTV accessories, setting up a dual battery system can work wonders. Not only can you designate one battery for specific uses, but you’ll always have a backup battery ready to rock should one battery die or become otherwise impaired. Furthermore, with a Can-am Maverick dual battery kit, you’ll never again have to leave your side-by-side running while stopped out on the trail out of fear that it might not start back up again. There are various ways to configure a dual battery system and different methods to regulate which battery gets charged and when. You can set it up as one single circuit, or have two distinct, standalone, systems with each battery. In terms of Can-am Maverick battery replacements and battery upgrades, of course Yuasa is an option, but companies like Optima also make great UTV batteries that fit nicely and work well in the Can-am Maverick. Regardless of which battery you have, it is always wise to bring along a battery charger on the trail and use a battery maintainer when the side-by-side is not in use. Many UTV battery chargers these days come with built-in processors to insure precision when charging which extends the life of the battery. Furthermore, a good charger should be able to detect automatically whether the battery is six or twelve volts.
Even with a UTV battery maintainer or Can-am Maverick battery charger, electric issues can still cause the battery to drain and eventually die when sitting stagnant for short periods of time. If this is happening with your Maverick, you should first start by testing to see what the voltage draw is in a key-off scenario. Buy, rent, or borrow your neighbors multimeter, pull the negative terminal off of the battery, then test to see what the amperage is going through it. Anything over 50 milliamps is bad. If you do find that the amperage is higher than 50 milliamps, start pulling fuses to see what systems are using the voltage. Things like whips and winches that run off of wireless remotes can often be problematic because they're constantly looking for a signal, which can run the battery dead. If this turns out to be the case, you can put your accessories on a true power on off switch so that when you shut them off, the module will be reset. Another issue we’ve seen is the particle separator being wired up wrong. In some cases, the relay trigger comes direct from the battery, not from the ignition like it’s supposed to, causing the relay to be held on all the time and eventually draining it. In this case the feed power was off an ignition source, but it should be other way around. But barring any wiring issue, a solid UTV battery like the ones here at Everything Can-Am Offroad should be more than enough for the average rider. So if you’re looking for a battery, battery charger, battery maintainer, or any other battery-related aftermarket accessory, you’ve come to the right place!