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    2nd Battery Question

    Alright, I jsut installed my HC2000 the other day. I rode around for a while today giving the system a good beating, and then tonight it seems as if the Kinetik died on me. It started acting like it wasn't there, lights dimmed and amps cut out like before. My first though is my alt isn't big enough to charge that and the red top (stock 140amp). Any input?



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    could be possible, drive around with the music low/off for a while (1-2 hours) then turn it back on and see if the dimming is still bad. Remeber the JL amps draw alot of current



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    Any other input?



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    Tweeters: Image Dynamics CD1-Pro Mini Horns
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    Subs: (2) 15" Dayton HF ran IB
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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    get a bigger alt.




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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    Reccomended size?



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    is it grounded in the back? are you sure it is charging? do you have an isolator?




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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    do you have a run of positive and a run of negitive from the front battery to the back?
    http://www.kinetikaudio.com/manuals/khccells.pdf page 8 if you still have an issue give kinetik a call



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    I have a postive to positve run on the two batterys with 0/1 gauge. And it is grounded in the back with like a 8" wire of 0 gauge on some nice shiny metal. And no isolater.



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    run neg to neg as well.



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    is the battery used?

    does it drain over time with the ignition off?




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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    why does he need neg-neg?




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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    Quote Originally Posted by audiolife View Post
    run neg to neg as well.

    Easier said than done, in order to get to the battery I have to out EVEYRTHING.

    No the battery is brand new. I am not sure if it drains over-night, I don't think so because yesterday it was supplying power pretty **** good after its second night installed.



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    dont worry if you bought it new from a dealer its under warranty but i will almost 100% guaranty the negitive will cure the issue. i ran into the same issue before and i also know people who have grounded to the back with success. best way is with the neg and positive cheapest (if it works )is doing it the way you did.



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    Is there a way to test if the negative is the problem? The grounding point I made easy to get to, just in case of this issue.



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    Re: 2nd Battery Question

    run a heavy gauge wire from battery neg unscrew the ground you have and connect it to that end as safely as you can if it starts to charge the battery solid its a good indication its working. in that reguard i found the kinetiks pretty tough to kill. when you hook up a second battery its always a good idea to test the resting voltage after the first few time you use it to make sure its getting a propper charge sometimes its the ground and even sometimes when you think somethng is totally secure its not. i have been guilty of that a few times by not testing it after its been under a load. too bad you didnt live close i have a 0 ga coupler



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    DB Drive K5 15
    Kinetik 1400HC
    avital 2200 alarm
    dynamat extreme

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