Asked and answered already. Please re-read my post above.So, does anyone know if there any evidence that the Dual Mode charging system provides more extra electricity than is consumed by having the lights on?
And, most importantly to me, by the NON LED head lights that exist on most Gen 5 CRVs?
Basic electronics theory: IF your Honda is not putting out enough power to power all the electronics.. the voltage on the 12v bus will drop to a level below specifications.. in BOTH charging modes. As long as you see normal voltages in both charge modes.. the charging system is meeting all the requirements required for the vehicle. PERIOD. Unless you have added systems to your stock vehicle that will demand more power.. the vehicle is designed with sufficient charging and electrical power for the vehicle, under all driving conditions AND all trims. Have you added a 1000 watt stereo system or something... of course not.
You are looking for a problem here that does not exist. An LED headlight equipped CRV trim level will most likely use a bit less power than the Halogens.. but the vehicles power system is designed FOR Halogens.. since they are the default on most trim levels.
The only possible issue with Honda's native charging system for some drivers and driving conditions is that you will not have a fully charged battery in some cases if you allow the vehicle to run in low charge mode. It's always a crap shoot depending on what state the charging system is in when you turn off your vehicle. Easy peasy... turn on your headlights when driving ... problem solved.