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    alts and bats

    Assuming big three is already done, how much wattage RMS can you put through a system before you absolutely need an additional battery or a HO alternator?







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    Re: alts and bats

    That depends on your stock battery and alternator...




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    Re: alts and bats

    And listening habits.




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    Re: alts and bats

    and final impedance load... but usually on MOST vehicles you are safe up to 1k




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    Re: alts and bats

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    and final impedance load... but usually on MOST vehicles you are safe up to 1k
    And that's WITH big three done? Geez, I thought it would be much higher than that.

    And that's 1kwrms right?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    And that's WITH big three done? Geez, I thought it would be much higher than that.

    And that's 1kwrms right?
    you need to have power to make power... so yeah.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    you need to have power to make power... so yeah.
    ^^ This.. you could not have said it any better.



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    Re: alts and bats

    What makes more sense in order to get more power, adding another battery or another alternator?

    I could get another intrepid 90A alt for $100. The problem is, is there room for it..........




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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    What makes more sense in order to get more power, adding another battery or another alternator?

    I could get another intrepid 90A alt for $100. The problem is, is there room for it..........
    just buy an ho alt. I would do both alt and batt upgrades. electrical is the second most important part of the game...




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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    just buy an ho alt. I would do both alt and batt upgrades. electrical is the second most important part of the game...
    HO alts are between 500-1000 dollars. That's insane. Assuming you have room for a second alt, isn't better to buy another alt remanufactured for only $100 and get 180A total? Seems like the smarter way to do it, unless I'm missing something....




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    Re: alts and bats

    How much power you wanting to run? Or is this a hypothetical question?






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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    HO alts are between 500-1000 dollars. That's insane. Assuming you have room for a second alt, isn't better to buy another alt remanufactured for only $100 and get 180A total? Seems like the smarter way to do it, unless I'm missing something....
    whatever... do what you want. dont listen to me because I know absolutely nothing. and 500 for an alt is a decent price. but there are cheaper ones out there...




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    Re: alts and bats

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    whatever... do what you want. dont listen to me because I know absolutely nothing. and 500 for an alt is a decent price. but there are cheaper ones out there...
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    How much power you wanting to run? Or is this a hypothetical question?
    Just trying to learn from experienced folk and ask my self "how far do I want to go?"




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    Re: alts and bats

    Up to 1k. With big batt in back up to 2.5k. Alt after.



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