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    battery isolator

    im new to the extra battery part of car audio so i have a couple questions about isolators... i seen that they are power rated so i was wondering what type of isolator i would need for around 2000 watts at the moment and soon to be around 5-6k and if the same isolator could be used on both installs...

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    Re: battery isolator

    IDK... but if you decide you need one then I'll hook you up with my PAC-200 for a good price




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    Re: battery isolator

    well i do need one.. im just not sure on which one and all that i need yet ..




    Headunit: Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD
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    Sub Box: Undecided..
    Sub Amp: Crescendo bc3500
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    Wiring: 2 runs of 1/0 throughout, XS Power battery in trunk,big 3 done, 270a alt, 1/0 accesories throughout
    Deadner: 75sq ft AT 60mil, 20sq ft Alphadamp
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    Re: battery isolator

    has more to do with how many batts/ what alt you will be running, then how many watts you'll be running (although that can affect it a lil bit, due to the amperage pull) ... what changes will you be doing, and what reasons are making you want to run an isolator?



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    Re: battery isolator

    Quote Originally Posted by jtomsic View Post
    well i do need one.. im just not sure on which one and all that i need yet ..
    well... If you figure out that you need this PAC-200 - Pac Audio High Current Isolator and Relay at Abt


    Then I'll ship it for 30.00 bones




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    Re: battery isolator

    Quote Originally Posted by mast240 View Post
    has more to do with how many batts/ what alt you will be running, then how many watts you'll be running (although that can affect it a lil bit, due to the amperage pull) ... what changes will you be doing, and what reasons are making you want to run an isolator?
    i was looking around and it said that a different model battery can drain my under hood battery but now im being told thats only if i play with car off and i should be fine without one... im ordering a new alt this week coming so im stock alt at moment. will have 2 bats, 1 under hood, 1 in trunk...




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    Wiring: 2 runs of 1/0 throughout, XS Power battery in trunk,big 3 done, 270a alt, 1/0 accesories throughout
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    Re: battery isolator

    Will be fine if you don't play too long and too hard with car off.




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    Re: battery isolator

    Quote Originally Posted by jtomsic View Post
    i was looking around and it said that a different model battery can drain my under hood battery but now im being told thats only if i play with car off and i should be fine without one... im ordering a new alt this week coming so im stock alt at moment. will have 2 bats, 1 under hood, 1 in trunk...
    the only way this will really happen is if you run a larger batt in the back, straight off your front batt, instead of your alt...

    batt isolators arent really required in most daily set ups anymore, the main reason most will use them is if their power supply for their audio is over 16 volts.... so they wont destroy their stock accessories... just trying to figure out why your wanting to run an isolator bro



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    Re: battery isolator

    Quote Originally Posted by mast240 View Post
    the only way this will really happen is if you run a larger batt in the back, straight off your front batt, instead of your alt...

    batt isolators arent really required in most daily set ups anymore, the main reason most will use them is if their power supply for their audio is over 16 volts.... so they wont destroy their stock accessories... just trying to figure out why your wanting to run an isolator bro
    its all good thats why i asked the question..im not sure about if i really needed one or not.. the batt in the back is smaller than under hood so i should be safe i believe..i appreciate the help guys thanks! im prob going to install it today then i suppose lol.




    Headunit: Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD
    Subwoofers: (2)15" RE Audio XXX(05 model)
    Sub Box: Undecided..
    Sub Amp: Crescendo bc3500
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    Speaker Amp: Hifonics HFi100.2(for now...)
    Wiring: 2 runs of 1/0 throughout, XS Power battery in trunk,big 3 done, 270a alt, 1/0 accesories throughout
    Deadner: 75sq ft AT 60mil, 20sq ft Alphadamp
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    Re: battery isolator

    yea bro... as long as you match your alt properly with the size/amount of batts you have... you will be fine.



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