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avs20
06-10-2011, 11:59 PM
This is a Turbostart 16v Step Up Transformer. This allows you to charge 16v batteries off a 12v system without any added modifications. I ran this on my system for years and it worked flawlessly. My system consisted of 2 18" MT's, 2 Visonik V4000XD's, and 4 Turbostart batteries. As you can imagine this system drew lots of amperage, and the transformer kept up with it no problem.
Let me know if you have any questions!

Price - $100

26525201

kmanian
06-11-2011, 12:11 AM
pm me your best price shipped to miami

tkx

JL Audio
06-11-2011, 12:24 AM
I bought my original from you. If Kent doesn't get this. Let me know

winkychevelle
06-11-2011, 10:59 AM
Is this like a trunk mount thing? And what kinda terminals does it use I can se a power ground and switched ignition but for the actual connections is it ring terminals or set screws? Let me know I'm very interested

avs20
06-11-2011, 08:23 PM
It connects to the 12v positive, 16v positive, and a 12v ground. You can connect it however you like, wherever you like. $110 shipped anywhere in the US.

JL Audio
06-11-2011, 08:35 PM
couldn't reply to your pm as your pm box is full, but I never got to use my old one. Sold it when times were hard and been looking for more everysince. Wish I could have run up on them as easily as you have.

winkychevelle
06-11-2011, 09:14 PM
So it's just those three wires? What gauge are they?

avs20
06-12-2011, 12:26 PM
12-14ga

avs20
06-14-2011, 02:55 PM
I can't believe this isn't sold yet!

avs20
06-15-2011, 09:39 PM
bump!

avs20
06-18-2011, 04:52 PM
bump!

winkychevelle
06-18-2011, 05:33 PM
I really do want this do you have any paperwork as to how it works exactly I'm just a little unsure as to how I would have this connected in my car.

JL Audio
06-18-2011, 05:56 PM
The wires on mine were closer to 16 gauge man. Just to be clear.

pimpnyou204
06-18-2011, 06:38 PM
Dont mean to sound dumb but can u explain exactly how this works?

JL Audio
06-18-2011, 07:40 PM
Dont mean to sound dumb but can u explain exactly how this works?

converts 14.4v to 16v to charge 16v batts.. look up the pdf of it on turbostart's website or google. They aren't made anymore. I was planning on having 4 to my battery bank of 16v but i was lucky to find one, these are very hard to get ahold of.

avs20
06-18-2011, 08:14 PM
The wires on every one Ive owned are the same size as this one..and they are closer to 12 gauge. Either way..the thing works and that's all that matters :)

pimpnyou204
06-18-2011, 09:03 PM
So it's similar to a voltage regulator then? And how's this relate to an alternator and it's draw? The alt will still put out the same amps just charge your batteries at 16v so they can run at that right? How many can this actually charge at once? I'm very interested now..

kmanian
06-18-2011, 09:26 PM
OP, clear your PMs.

I will take it and PP you now if you will take $95 shipped

pimpnyou204
06-18-2011, 09:44 PM
If you were to run on 16v why not set your alt to charge at 16 and use the step down to power the car?

kmanian
06-19-2011, 08:17 AM
If you were to run on 16v why not set your alt to charge at 16 and use the step down to power the car?

because a lot of guys don't have external regulators

pimpnyou204
06-19-2011, 02:57 PM
Well how many amps can this one push up?

JL Audio
06-19-2011, 03:06 PM
Well how many amps can this one push up?

not as many as you'd think, when I owned my first one I talked to snoopdan about it a lot, he said i'd been better off with an ext. regulator/ or a seperate alt all together, I was going to try and get 2-4 of these for my 2 16v batts but never could find another thus I ended up selling my first. The wire is just too small to push a lot through over the amount of time bigger subs/amps drain the juice

pimpnyou204
06-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Thats exactly what i was thinking.. the step down can only do 10 watts continuous

avs20
06-21-2011, 03:33 PM
Like I said..I powered 2 V4000XD current hogs and 4 turbostart batteries with this thing. Don't underrate it if you've never had experience with it. If you are running banks of batteries, obviously it will not keep up. I did 154.6 all day long with this setup :)

kmanian
06-21-2011, 03:49 PM
Like I said..I powered 2 V4000XD current hogs and 4 turbostart batteries with this thing. Don't underrate it if you've never had experience with it. If you are running banks of batteries, obviously it will not keep up. I did 154.6 all day long with this setup :)

so is that a no on my offer?

avs20
06-24-2011, 08:06 PM
I sent you a pm about your offer a couple days ago kmanian.

Bettr n' Revrse
06-24-2011, 08:12 PM
Hmmmmm interesting...

avs20
06-25-2011, 10:34 PM
very interesting....

avs20
06-29-2011, 10:14 AM
bump

avs20
06-30-2011, 10:55 PM
$100 shipped!

avs20
07-05-2011, 06:51 PM
last and final bump...