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    Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    How can i get voltages high enough to push 16v for my Skar amp but not fry all of my car electronics? Do i add a SECOND alternator rated for the higher voltage?



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier




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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    You can run a system of 16v batteries you would just need to charge them, but yes a second alternator works, unless you're going for extreme burping, 16v is useless, 12/14 for daily.



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    My stock alt runs at 14.4V and is around 120 amps; i just wanted to take advantage of the amplifiers 16V output



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    My stock alt runs at 14.4V and is around 120 amps; i just wanted to take advantage of the amplifiers 16V output
    U either need a second alt, or you would need a voltage increase module. There was one on here a while back. It basically boost the voltage from stock to 16v.



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    Dude., 16 V means you need 17-18 charging. You would need a dual alt set up. one stock and one H/O set for substage only., basically two sepreate lopes. Most cars can not handle more than 15.2 volts. Your options would include a step down module and other shit.




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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    Externally regulated alt, external regulator, step down, 16v batts. You can skip the step down if you have a dedicated secondary alt for the system. But SubZero is right, "16v" means 17v+ charging just like "12v" charges at 14v+.

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    Also not sure why VisceralSounds said 16v is useless. Amps love voltage. Well, some of them. Make sure your amps are 18v stable.



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    How can i get voltages high enough to push 16v for my Skar amp but not fry all of my car electronics? Do i add a SECOND alternator rated for the higher voltage?
    Honestly bro, from your past posts you're nowhere near ready to step up like that.



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    If you don't understand that your driving
    A 12 volt system right now you aren't ready to alter it.



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    wire your batts in series for 24 volts...



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    Re: Beef up electrical to push a 16V amplifier

    Wire 40, 12 volt batteries in series for 480 volts. That should get you sub stage bumping.



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