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    car amp in house?

    i was just wondering, what does places like bestbuy, circuit city, sound advice (tweeter) use to hook up the caraudio amps and HU's in the building? do they just have a bunch of car batteries back there and keep them on a charger? is that safe if i had like a redtop or some other sealed battery in my house with a car amp?

    no one laugh im just curious as to exactly how they do it lol







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    Re: car amp in house?

    Huge power supplies...its really not economical to run a car amp in a home application. The power supply that would be needed (60 amp or better) costs just as much as a Home theater amp. But yeah basically there is one or 2 huge power supplies, and sometimes a bank of batteries (we have both at my shop)




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    Re: car amp in house?

    Most likely they use a large power supply that can deliver hundreds of amps at a very stable voltage. Such power supplies are pricey...

    You could put a sealed battery and have it work, but there are better ways of doing this if it's a permanent thing...like, buying a real home amp




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    Re: car amp in house?

    oh i know i plan on buying the dayton 1000w plate amp when my wallet allows me too, but i was just curious as to hooking up a redtop and like a hifonics amp to a sub...lol

    im not even gonna waste the money since i want it to be permanent...but the battery would work right? just gotta charge it after im done using it? is that safe having a battery and charger in house(if i did ever do this i wouldnt charge/etc while i wasent home...)




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    Re: car amp in house?

    You would want to make sure that the battery is sealed, and that the charger is not going to overhead and cause any issues with that...... It just generally is not a good idea to do....







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    Re: car amp in house?

    why's it gotta be sealed? i like the smell, and when i smoke as im charging the battery i live on the edge. nothing like puffing on a cig with a chance a blast of acids gonna cover your face. good way to quit smoking imo.



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    Re: car amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrastas View Post
    why's it gotta be sealed? i like the smell, and when i smoke as im charging the battery i live on the edge. nothing like puffing on a cig with a chance a blast of acids gonna cover your face. good way to quit smoking imo.



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