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    Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    I will be powering my veh with about 1500 watts to a single 15 such as the XXX. Also an interior amplifier would be used. Thats almost 1700 watts or so. I have a factory battery and alternator.

    Do I need to upgrade? I plan on using this setup for competiton and daily driving also. Any suggestions would help.

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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    The local stereo shop recommended me to do things in this order...

    1. optima yellotop

    2. anl fuse holder

    3. isolator

    4. then another battery

    5. anl fuseholder

    6. capacitor

    7. another capacitor

    8. distribution block

    I probably dont need half of this stuff since he is trying to make money. But then again I am not so sure...




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    get an alt first! none of the stuff listed can put out additional amp's so you wont be making any progress. you dont need almost all of that stuff besides a battery(maybe). the fuse & the dist block you should already be using, unless you are only using one amp then you only need the fuse. a cap WILL NOT SOLVE your problem.




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Yeah, they didnt recommend the alt. I noticed it doing researc.

    The alternator I am looking at is this...

    HIGH OUTPUT ALTERNATOR 135 AMPS, I hope that is somewhere in the ballpark for what I will need...




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Waht is an isolator? Havent heard anyone talking about it here and I wonder if I need one...




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Quote Originally Posted by tweekerz
    Waht is an isolator? Havent heard anyone talking about it here and I wonder if I need one...
    Its for use with multiple batteries....Get a bigger alt, and don't worry about it.



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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Well, how much would you be getting that 135amp alt for? honestly, that won't help too much... visit www.excessiveamperage.com for the best quality alts for cheapest price. they'll put out their rated amperage, ask nate for a quote on a 200amp alt. peace

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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13
    Well, how much would you be getting that 135amp alt for? honestly, that won't help too much... visit www.excessiveamperage.com for the best quality alts for cheapest price. they'll put out their rated amperage, ask nate for a quote on a 200amp alt. peace

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    They quoted that alt for $200.




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomd
    Its for use with multiple batteries....Get a bigger alt, and don't worry about it.
    So the optima yellow top along with the 200 amp alternator should be fine it sounds like. Regarding capacitors, will i need one? And if so, do i need the 16 or 20 volt cap?




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Quote Originally Posted by tweekerz
    So the optima yellow top along with the 200 amp alternator should be fine it sounds like. Regarding capacitors, will i need one? And if so, do i need the 16 or 20 volt cap?
    Dont buy a cap, with a HO alt it's pointless. do some searches on caps there is tons of debate, but most people will tell you not to buy one. granted there are some rare situations where you would want a cap, this is not one of them.




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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    Get a 200 amp one from nate, his prices are great...99% of the people i haven't heard go over $300 for a 200 amp alt...usually like $280 for 200 amp. Go with that instead of 135...and you'll be set...won't even need a yellow top. Just replace your stock battery with a red top! peace

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    Re: Do I need to beef up my elec system?

    I agree, my stock alt is 135 and i badly need to upgrade myself, and I'm only running about 1200w. Might talk to Nate myself this summer




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