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    voltage drop without dimming?

    Is it possible to suffer some serious voltage drop that can rob output from the amp WITHOUT having the lights in the car dim?







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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    Possibly a tiny drop but if it was significant you would see something dimming (headlights, dash lights, or dome). Are you running just one battery? Stock electrical?



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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    Setup? You should have dimming if its that bad but check your grounds as well...




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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    If the voltage drop is due to the wiring or ground to your amp then you won't see it in the lights.



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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    suffer some serious voltage drop without dimming is not possible




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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    Is it possible to suffer some serious voltage drop that can rob output from the amp WITHOUT having the lights in the car dim?
    Why dont u try to remedy the voltage drop? the less ur drop the less dimming u will have ..period




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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    i'm not having voltage drop. I was just asking for the sake of obtaining knowledge.

    so if the wiring is good and you are getting serious dimming, then there is voltage drop. The dimming lights is the indication you get.

    but if there is no dimming, yet voltage drop is occuring on the amp, would you be able to tell by sound? Would it get softer? Start clipping? What would tell you that someting is wrong?




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    Re: voltage drop without dimming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    i'm not having voltage drop. I was just asking for the sake of obtaining knowledge.

    so if the wiring is good and you are getting serious dimming, then there is voltage drop. The dimming lights is the indication you get.
    Yes. Lights are actually pretty sensitive indicators.

    but if there is no dimming, yet voltage drop is occuring on the amp, would you be able to tell by sound? Would it get softer? Start clipping? What would tell you that someting is wrong?
    Hard to say. If there's no light flicker and the amp's input is low, that can only be due to poor wiring or ground to the amp. Different amps behave differently under those conditions. Some will go into protect mode, some will get hot, etc. Whether you'll hear it or not is not certain.



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