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    Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    hey guys, just wanted to know your opinions on the setup i will be running in a few weeks, curious if i will need to invest in a new alternator, or get an extra battery....

    I'll be running:

    Amp: Rockford t5001bd

    sub: eD 12" 13Av.2

    Wires: the 12v power wire and the Ground wire will be 0/1 gauge

    and a 1.5 farad capacitor

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    I should be fine with this setup without having to upgrade anything major, just wanted to get some experts opinons, thanks







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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    get rid of the cap and you should be able to run that amp on factory alt, batt and wiring



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    You should be fine on stock electrical. and lose the cap.

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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    why get rid of the cap? wont i just get a little more power with that on?




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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUHL View Post
    why get rid of the cap? wont i just get a little more power with that on?
    no...you will require more power from the alt when the cap is trying to recharge

    in car audio, a cap will work for "kick drum" or instant cone movement, but with a sustained note, the cap will discharge and then become a load



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    Save the money your going to use on the cap and save it for a new alternator or batt?



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUHL View Post
    why get rid of the cap? wont i just get a little more power with that on?
    yea cuz caps make electricity (no get rid of it)



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trez0r View Post
    Save the money your going to use on the cap and save it for a new alternator or batt?
    only 500wrms....if either he needs a factory replacement battery



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    the amps quite under rated, but if you think gettin rid of the cap would be the way to go, then thats what ill do




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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUHL View Post
    the amps quite under rated, but if you think gettin rid of the cap would be the way to go, then thats what ill do
    the cap goes either way! do you have a birthsheet with that amp?



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    no, i havnt recieved it yet, but i can find out what it is exactly...




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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    the max is 1036! at 1ohm




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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUHL View Post
    the max is 1036! at 1ohm
    not max....rms

    never even read max ratings



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    u shouldnt gettin any dimming with 500 watts.but if u did, just do the big 3, it should cure any dimming issues.



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    Re: Will i need a new alternator or extra battery?

    can u get me a link to a tutorial/how to for that please




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