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    do i need a secondary battery?

    hey guys i am new to forum and a car audio newbie. My current setup is 220 singer alternator, big 3 has been done(grounded well), crescendo amp bc2000d(bass), s800.4(mids and highs), 2 fi bl's in a ported enclosure tuned to 31hz. My question is do I need a 2nd battery in the rear? My lights dim a bit not too bad as before. If I got the 2nd battery would it help as I do have a SMD VM and i do see it drop from 14.9 to 13's when the bass hits.(sample song, Rack City) I have an xs power d2400 under the hood currently with all 0awg SHCA OFC wire. If I dont need a battery, how can I improve the voltage drop? I dont want to get a capacitor as i hear its a waste of money. Any feed back will help...FYI I did go on XS power's site and it says for a system around 3000 watts i should put a xs power xp750 as the secondary.







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    Re: do i need a secondary battery?

    I would add a G31 sized batt in the rear...




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    Re: do i need a secondary battery?

    Yeah id suggest a second battery. The bigger the better or just get a few smaller batteries depending on the price and space you have. Check the classifieds section for electrical here there are a few different batts for sale



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    Re: do i need a secondary battery?

    thanks guys next question.....how do i do the install? I came across this link: Dual battery wiring tutorial (and why) but how do I wire with 2 amps and what fuses should i use on each end of the batteries? is 300A fine? and do i have to run another cable for the ground to the back or can i just ground the battery in the rear?




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    Re: do i need a secondary battery?

    Required to run a 1/0 from the mounting bolt of the alternator to the negative post of the first battery.

    Wire Gauge Recommended
    Maximum Fuse Size
    00 awg 400 amps
    0 awg 325 amps
    1 awg 250 amps
    2 awg 200 amps
    4 awg 125 amps
    6 awg 80 amps
    8 awg 50 amps
    10 awg 30 amps
    12 awg 20 amps
    14 awg 15 amps
    16 awg 7.5 amps
    These are the recommended maximum fuse ratings for the corresponding wire size. Using a smaller fuse than what's recommended here will be perfectly safe.




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    Re: do i need a secondary battery?

    I'd try to match the battery you already have.




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