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    Re: Massive voltage drop at amp but not at battery? Help

    Quote Originally Posted by azmcrae View Post
    Have you metered the same voltage drop on both sides of the distro?
    i.e. in / out?
    I don't believe I have no. I'll have to try that tomorrow.



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    Re: Massive voltage drop at amp but not at battery? Help

    Ever find out the problem?



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    Re: Massive voltage drop at amp but not at battery? Help

    Quote Originally Posted by azmcrae View Post
    Ever find out the problem?
    I think it might be the distro. I tested the amp with the distro out of the loop and just direct wires to the amp and I wasn't getting different variations in the voltage drop. And recently I ordered a bunch of ANL buss bars for the distro and put 4 bars in between each connection in the circuit to hopefully boost the strength of the current going through the distro, and so far it's been working, but it's still hard to make a definitive conclusion as most times when I mess with it, it seems fine for a few days and then starts acting up again. I just did the buss bar fix on Tuesday of this week so hopefully it stays working. Eventually I think I'm going to have to just replace the distro with an extra battery instead. That would, or at least should create the strongest link between the front and the back with the least amount of resistance to keep the voltage up. But so far since Tuesday the voltage has been much stronger at the amp. I have even been able to tune the amp for more power (1600W up from 1000W) and I barely ever see the voltage meter on the amp dip under 13v unless it's a really savage bass drop. Before the fix a low bass note would drop the needle into the red zone with ease (as seen in the previous video).



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    Re: Massive voltage drop at amp but not at battery? Help

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    I have even been able to tune the amp for more power (1600W up from 1000W)
    How are you measuring this?



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    Re: Massive voltage drop at amp but not at battery? Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith H View Post
    How are you measuring this?
    With a DMM and a 40Hz tone at -5db off of the SMD DD1 CD. I know it's not the most accurate way to measure output so don't flame me for it. I just don't have a clamp meter.



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    Re: Massive voltage drop at amp but not at battery? Help

    Quote Originally Posted by azmcrae View Post
    Good to hear you are making some headway!
    Yeah I just hope it stays that way haha. After putting the bar fix in place at one point when I started my car my voltage was reading at 14.56v. And I have NEVER seen it that high befor or ever since haha. Usually always sits at about 13.9-14v. I wish my electrical would run at that level at all times (**** ECM controlled alts) lol



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
    Alternator: Singer 310A 6 Phase High Output Alternator

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