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    voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    this was on a bass boosted song and I'm planning to turn the bass boost on my amp down to 1 or 0. normally the low is 12.4 but for most I'm in the mid 13's is this okay? i know that 11.6 is pushing it and i killed it as soon as i saw the 11 so it might go a little lower but on most songs my voltage doesn't drop that low.

    and is my volt meter correct? it runs at 14.6 /14.7 at idle nothing on. but i ran my sub and amps like this before i had my volt meter not knowing i was dipping into the 11's and my amps didn't go into protection mode. so am i really dipping to 11.6?



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    Turn your bass boost off my friend...

    get the bet ground you can or run the ground to the bat upfront

    your voltage drop is gonna vary depending on what song our playing of course

    as long as your meter is on your amp and its not a junk 1 dollar meter or blown up or something it should be reading correctly

    a better alt and battery/s will help you the most




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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    its a stinger so its good. and i have a good ground. and thanks. i think my bass boost is at ilk 7 right now so that should help



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    TURN IT OFF, you shouldn't have any bass boost.



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    Quote Originally Posted by MANTI5 View Post
    TURN IT OFF, you shouldn't have any bass boost.
    will do



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    I would go over your wiring again and make sure all is connected well. If that is well ok, then it could be an alt or battery issue.




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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    For daily...yeah no need for the bass boost it just hurts your equipment

    Do you have stock alt? stock bat?




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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    both stock i have big 3 done. and its an 80 a alt so i guess its handling pretty well.



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    so whats the bottom voltage i should watch for? and is it bad if it just dips for a second? cuz it'll drop as they bass holds out but as soon as it goes to higher bass the voltage comes right back up to 13's



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    check the voltage at the battery with the stereo on




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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    did u set the guage according to a dmm or did u just hook it up?



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    Check voltage with dmm and compare. Stingers are adjuatable



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    your pulling more than you can supply.




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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    ill check with a dmm. i just hooked it up and it said 14.6 at idle everything off so it looked right to me.



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    Re: voltage drop to 11.6 with headlights on at idle.

    You may need another battery man. I had to do the same in my car.. I still cant play FULL tilt at idle. Only about 85% before I drop too low... because my alt puts out nothing at idle. If I gas it to about 1000 revs its way better.

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