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    Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    I'm preparing to install my truck's audio system, but I'm at a crossroad.

    Here's what I have...

    1 - Kicker 1250
    1 - Kicker 600.4
    1 - Batcap Powerpack
    20' - 1/0 Awg wire
    13' - 4 Awg wire
    2 - In-line fuse holders (1 - 80Amp / 1 - 150Amp)
    6 - 1/0 ring terminals
    I need to buy more wire and distribution boxes next week to complete the project + big 3.

    A) Are my attached options planned correctly?



    B) Should I go with a dual battery setup or will a Batcap Powerpack work better (Pros/Cons)?

    C) Based upon your recommendation, what else do I need to purchase?
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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    go with the Powerpack....




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?







    Current 2010 Louisiana USACi State Records :

    Trunk 0-1000.................. 151.3
    StreetBeat 2................... 145.6
    Stock 1801-up.................153.8
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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Is the batcap wiring diagram correct?




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Where's the most economical place to purchase...

    2 - Distribution boxes
    14' - 1/0 Power wire
    1 - ANL Fuse holder
    2 - 300 AMP fuse




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    The powerpack is just a 35 farad capacitor? I'd go with the extra battery over a capacitor any day.



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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    www.knukonceptz.com for wires and stuff but don't use a cap.. Caps are garbage... Run kinetik or powermaster or a real xstatic batcap battery... Not under your hood thought... Close to your amps as possable..



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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Bass89 View Post
    www.knukonceptz.com for wires and stuff but don't use a cap.. Caps are garbage... Run kinetik or powermaster or a real xstatic batcap battery... Not under your hood thought... Close to your amps as possable..
    I have an extended cab pickup and would like to maintain the rear seat functionality, which limits the box size. I also use the cargo area for truck type stuff.

    Maybe I could find a battery storage box for the cargo hold.




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega3dog View Post
    I have an extended cab pickup and would like to maintain the rear seat functionality, which limits the box size. I also use the cargo area for truck type stuff.

    Maybe I could find a battery storage box for the cargo hold.
    you can get one of those at Walmart.



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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    You need more inline fuses also... 1 for pos off alt for big 3(250-300amp)... 1 after front battery and 1 before back battery(both 250-300amo) Then 1 after back battery before amp(Little more than your amps fuse rating)



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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Bass89 View Post
    You need more inline fuses also... 1 for pos off alt for big 3(250-300amp)... 1 after front battery and 1 before back battery(both 250-300amo) Then 1 after back battery before amp(Little more than your amps fuse rating)
    Given the two amps that I have, is it possible to get by with only doing the big 3?

    Since I use the cargo bed often, I'm tapped for space again...if I add a second battery.




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Just a quick question, what does the size of a fuse relate to. Ie if I upgrade my alt from standard, will I need to put in bigger fuses(for the distribution block) I want to order some 1/0 and I am given an option to pick a fuse size, but dont knwo if I should keep with my current 60, or go more. Thanks




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega3dog View Post
    Given the two amps that I have, is it possible to get by with only doing the big 3?

    Since I use the cargo bed often, I'm tapped for space again...if I add a second battery.

    Or, should I upgrade my current battery, complete big 3, with the stock alternator?




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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    FYI,

    The powerpack is not just a cap as some have stated. It's a Batcap 600 battery linked with a 35F cap. If you already own the powerpack, which it sounds like you do, use it instead of buying a second battery.



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    Re: Dual Battery or Batcap Powerpack?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrwalte View Post
    FYI,

    The powerpack is not just a cap as some have stated. It's a Batcap 600 battery linked with a 35F cap. If you already own the powerpack, which it sounds like you do, use it instead of buying a second battery.
    Sounds good. Is the diagram correct?

    Still searching for additional reasonablly priced 25' 1/0 awg power wire, 2 4-way distribution boxes, and an ANL 250amp in-line fuse holder.




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