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Groundpounder22
03-14-2013, 08:24 PM
I just did the big 3 on my 04 chevy malibu i was wondering should i fuse it? And what size fuse? I got a ppi blackice 1800.1. I have a 200 amp on my run to my amp. Do i just match the amp of my alt? Help plz...

Rich B
03-14-2013, 08:52 PM
Heres a bump to get an answer.

BNolan12
03-14-2013, 08:56 PM
I just did the big 3 on my 04 chevy malibu i was wondering should i fuse it? And what size fuse? I got a ppi blackice 1800.1. I have a 200 amp on my run to my amp. Do i just match the amp of my alt? Help plz...

you can fuse it but it's not a necessity. I didn't fuse mine and I had no problems.

raptor727
03-14-2013, 09:04 PM
Agreed, it's optional imo. Some people may fuse just to feel safer though

calebkhill
03-14-2013, 09:08 PM
Need to match the wire/length rating if your wanting to fuse. Just did mine and everyone reminded me it isn't necessary, but if you want you need to match the length/wire.
Here.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/Mobile%20Uploads/imagejpeg_2_zps3dd71832.jpg

Groundpounder22
03-14-2013, 10:43 PM
Alright im just gonna leave it then. My lights are still dimming though. I have a stock alt but should i upgrade my battery next or what? Not really sure lol

Dirtrider4eva
03-14-2013, 11:07 PM
for now get another batt for the rear. ultimately the best upgrade is a highoutput alternator from Tenney, singer, excessive amperage, etc.
the battery will help take the dimming away be cause youll have more reserve energy, but all in all your alternator will still be working just as hard.
always fuse the wire for its capacity, not what the amp takes.

calebkhill
03-14-2013, 11:16 PM
for now get another batt for the rear. ultimately the best upgrade is a highoutput alternator from Tenney, singer, excessive amperage, etc.
the battery will help take the dimming away be cause youll have more reserve energy, but all in all your alternator will still be working just as hard.
always fuse the wire for its capacity, not what the amp takes.

True. Extra battery would be good. Best upgrade would be upgrade current batter and alternator

Groundpounder22
03-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Okay. Im not sure what my amp is on my car. It looks like it was a new one installed when i got the car. Is their anyway to tell what amp it is?
for now get another batt for the rear. ultimately the best upgrade is a highoutput alternator from Tenney, singer, excessive amperage, etc.
the battery will help take the dimming away be cause youll have more reserve energy, but all in all your alternator will still be working just as hard.
always fuse the wire for its capacity, not what the amp takes.

calebkhill
03-15-2013, 12:28 AM
Okay. Im not sure what my amp is on my car. It looks like it was a new one installed when i got the car. Is their anyway to tell what amp it is?

Its wrote on there somewhere boss

Dirtrider4eva
03-15-2013, 11:09 AM
Okay. Im not sure what my amp is on my car. It looks like it was a new one installed when i got the car. Is their anyway to tell what amp it is?
what vehicle? most 4 cylinder motors are 90ah to 120ah, 6 cylinders 100-140ah, 8 cylinders, 100ah to 160ah.
but it really varies. typically care uses 40-60% of the alt power however.

Kingstroker
03-15-2013, 12:26 PM
I couldn't imagine how I'd feel if my truck burned up because I didn't use $15 worth of fusing, paid $49k for it.

Groundpounder22
03-17-2013, 08:33 PM
Okay well i found out its 105 amps. Im fusing it tomarrow. Now i want to know where i can find a audio technix white sticker at.