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    Need advice on battery / wiring.

    Ok, i have completed a Big 3 upgrade using 0/1 AWG and im using my stock alt (120 or 150amp) in my 09 Fusion SEL. Im running 0/1 AWG from under my hood to the trunk for both + / - lines. I will not be using an isolator as i dont play my radio if the car isnt running (heard its fine if you dont use it while the car is off) It will be ran to a 2nd battery in my trunk that will be there just for some extra juice. From the trunk battery it will go to a 1farad Rockford Cap than to my amp.

    My question is will the 2 below batteries be sufficient for my everyday car needs plus the stereo?

    Amp - Rockford Fosgate t1500bdcp
    Sub - Kicker L7 15"

    Under my hood will be this battery -
    Kinetik-HC1200

    In my trunk will be this battery -
    Kinetik-HC600


    Now it appears to be sufficient, but i dont understand the amp hours stuff, but im looking for long term use of these batteries (2yrs+).







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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    Amp-hours (AH) is the total capacity rating of the battery. Standard for all AGM batteries. Don't worry about that. The Kinetics are rated to total amp load on your system.



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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    @neo_styles ; so than those 2 batteries should be sufficient for my needs? also, thnx for the headsup in my help thread about posting




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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    No prob. Noobs helping noobs = flames but I'll take my chances.

    I can only speak from my knowledge of basic electrical theory, but I could forsee an issue using those differently-rated Kinetics without an isolator. Since they have different capacities, you could end up with one acting as a load on the other which could be bad.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, anyone



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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    Here's where I'm coming from. Dug this up from a random page online:

    It will definitely reduce the effective capacity of the set as a whole, perhaps not quite to the lower of the two ratings, but very close. You will also be over-dischargeing the lower capacity battery, which isn't good.

    A similar argument applies to charging. Overcharging a cell will overheat it, reducing its useful life.



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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    @neo_styles ; so if i get an isolator for the above batteries i should be fine?




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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    Yes



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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    Quote Originally Posted by st0n3r View Post
    Ok, i have completed a Big 3 upgrade using 0/1 AWG and im using my stock alt (120 or 150amp) in my 09 Fusion SEL. Im running 0/1 AWG from under my hood to the trunk for both + / - lines. I will not be using an isolator as i dont play my radio if the car isnt running (heard its fine if you dont use it while the car is off) It will be ran to a 2nd battery in my trunk that will be there just for some extra juice. From the trunk battery it will go to a 1farad Rockford Cap than to my amp.

    My question is will the 2 below batteries be sufficient for my everyday car needs plus the stereo?

    Amp - Rockford Fosgate t1500bdcp
    Sub - Kicker L7 15"

    Under my hood will be this battery -
    Kinetik-HC1200

    In my trunk will be this battery -
    Kinetik-HC600


    Now it appears to be sufficient, but i dont understand the amp hours stuff, but im looking for long term use of these batteries (2yrs+).
    Lose the cap and you should be fine.



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    Re: Need advice on battery / wiring.

    Many of years and many of batts and I have never used matching batts in a setup.. Issues = 0... Isolater is not needed unless u plan on playing with car turned off. ^^ loose the paper weight.



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