battery


  1. P

    Big3 upgrade problems

    So I bought the sky high audio 1/0 big 3 kit and installed it today. I ran one from positive alternator post to positive battery post. One from negative battery post to ground. And one from the engine block to a body ground. All 1/0. Got in and played a little music and my voltage still dropped...
  2. P

    Electrical upgrade

    I’m looking into getting the taramps 1800.1 and either the sundown sa-12’s or 15’s or the sundown e-12’s or 15’s when I get the money. Ik I will need some electrical upgrades because rn I’m running the stock electrical with a 1200 rms amp and it drops my voltage to 12.4 if the sub is up high...
  3. P

    Help with alternator/battery upgrade

    Hi people, first post here and I'm building my first system. I will be running an Orion XTR-2500.1Dz amp powering an HCCA 12" black coil sub. I've currently got a 150a alternator on the stock electrical in my Mk7 transit sport. My question is what alternator/battery combo will I need. The amp is...
  4. picniick

    Does Jl Audio 8w7 need its own battery? JL Audio Amp?

    I have questions about my setup for a 8w7. I like coming across real experiences or general help from anyone. 1.) So, Definitely getting a ported enclosed to Jl Audio Specs. With a 250w JL Audio Amp, or I was truly considering a Jx400/4D. Hard to choose because I don’t know if it will really...
  5. F

    A Bigger Batcap, A Deep Cycle Battery, or both?

    Hi. My sound system is currently a little above 1200W with one sub amp (this is accounting for amp inefficiency) and will eventually be about 1900W (One sub amp and one speaker amp; again accounting for inefficiency). I have a XStatic Model 400 batcap (rated up to 1300W) on my system now...
  6. S

    Battery confusion and comparison

    Hi all, nice forum yall got here! Anyway, just a couple questions if anyone can help me out. I have a '99 Camry with a standard alternator, battery, and charging system. Big 3 upgrade too. My question concerns my new setup, which is 2 12' Kickers at 1200w. The headlight dimming is real and...
  7. J

    Custom Built Computer

    Item(s) for Sale: Custom built computer, $1000 obo. Over $1300 to build this computer. Also have a Asus 144hz 1080p Monitor and a Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard for sale. Item(s) Description/Condition: Specs are as follows: Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case CPU: AMD FX-8320 CPU Cooler...
  8. Joshbrown

    In need of battery

    Would like another XS batt I have an xp3000 want another like it or maybe a D3100 or a couple D3400's or xp2500's Or maybe ill jus go a compleatly different route if i need needoes anyone have experience with NPPower batteries they have good reviews jus havnt seen in audio they have a NPL12120...
  9. B

    Voltage Drop Solvency

    Hi, I am having some pretty serious voltage drop in my system. I am dropping from around 14.6v to as low as 10v...the power to my bass is being cut out at these points when it tries to hit hard, or my lights dim. My last set of woofers(MTX roadthunder series) where able to run half the RMS my...
  10. B

    Voltage Drop Solvency

    Hi, I am having some pretty serious voltage drop in my system. I am dropping from around 14.6v to as low as 10v...the power to my bass is being cut out at these points when it tries to hit hard, or my lights dim. My last set of woofers(MTX roadthunder series) where able to run half the RMS my...
  11. R

    What gauge wire should I use with a dual battery setup?

    My question is basically this: what does the current look like(not actual LOOK) from the alternator to the first battery? Is it the same as from the second battery and to the amplifier? I want to run two batteries in parallel and try to not have to upgrade my wiring. I have 4 awg wire running...
  12. Eggroll

    Bad news for lithium...

    Heard from my buddy that: "lithium batts only have so many hours of play time till you need to plug them into a lithium charger, and that regular alts don't charge them properly. Takes like 3 hours of alt charging to get them to good enough capacity vs the 1 hour of charging with a charger" Is...
  13. Eggroll

    Before you buy lithium!

    Got this guy recommended by a friend: JY Power Specs and Pricing 41.5 Amp Hour/550 Watt Hour 4 packs per battery. Specs per pack: Length= 4.78” Width= 3.20” Height= 5.25” Float Voltage= 13.3 Maximum Recommended Charge Voltage: 14.8 Weight: 16 pounds 675 amp discharge continuous...
  14. Ace87

    Anyone ever use the Advance Auto Autocraft agm batts? $118 after core for the 34/78

    I was looking into purchasing a group 78 Autocraft Platinum from Advance Auto. It's $138 with a 30% discount code off of their website. After core charge, I get it for $118. It's 925ca and 60ah. I have been looking into the XS Power D3400 with the 551 side post adapters for months, but for close...
  15. Eggroll

    The future of car audio... Batteries?

    Just saw this when my friend shared it on fb (gonna also post it here so you guys can see it). What do you guys think? Performance: 1‧Upon activation, it can provide large instantaneous current to reduce the load and prolong the service life of starter battery. 2‧After activation, it can...
  16. Eggroll

    Need to buy an agm soon

    For all sellers, sorry to burst any bubbles but no I am not buying anything (yet) . I'm just wondering about another battery because of the amp that i'm getting, even when I get the 320 from DC, the stock voltage regulator can sometimes keep the v at around even 12.8v when the car is on (mpg...
  17. D

    What Battery(s) Do I Need?

    So I was getting a deal on the equivalent of two XS D3100s for $175 each, but he just backed off. Vehicle is a 2000 Infiniti G20, with room (without moving ****) for a 24(F). Current battery is some non-deep cycle with 675 CCA (New York), I don't know much else. Alt is a stock 90a. I'm looking...
  18. D

    Battery Setup - All OK?

    Hey, just wanted to make sure that this all sounds good, before I go ahead and purchase the batteries. Here's the setup, I don't know how much of this you guys actually need Vehicle: 2000 Infiniti G20 Subwoofers: x2 Sundown SA-15s Amp: 2000w Soundstream Tarantula (Wiring @ 1 ohm) I'm...
  19. J

    recomendations on battery bank terminals

    I'm looking for these http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server59...24.768.jpg?c=2 or something comparable. I would prefer something with a plastic cover to prevent shorts. right now I have, http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg with these...
  20. A

    help choosing a battery

    Hi guys, I have a problem that my audio on a boat only lasts for like 1 hour on 2 normal batteries fully charged. I need help choosing a right battery for my system. My system is 2 amps with 4 channel each that handles 100 watts rms per channel summing 800 rms and another amp this time 2...
  21. Jkidd288

    Proper power for 2 SQ2200

    So at the moment i have a duralast gold battery under the hood and an optima yellow top in the rear powering a single SQ2200 and an audiopipe apsm1200(4 channel). This is charged by a 270 Amp DC Power alternator. When playing right at clipping my voltage drops to about 13.5. I have it wired at...
  22. heimsothe

    Power solution? Upgrade battery or get HO alternator

    My car is an 06 Mazda 3, with the stock 90 amp alt. I am looking to upgrade my subs from two Type S 12's to two Type R 12's and and running 2000w rms @ 1 ohm with a soundqubed q1-2200d. The thing is I'm nervous that with how my car is currently setup it may not run that safely or properly, so my...
  23. T

    What do I need to handle it?

    Hi all, first time custom install here and I'm looking to put dual TS-W310D4 with GM-D9601 as the amp and some sort of enclosure tbd later in my Mazda3. I'm putting in the Sony XAV-65 for the head unit and just leaving the door speakers factory. I'm going for the 1/0 CCA Big 3 fused kit from sky...
  24. adulbrich

    Before I buy it tonight

    A few weeks ago I completely killed my stock battery. It won't hold a charge anymore. After I get a new battery, I'm starting on my next install. I'm running a visonik v4000xd that uses the same board as the MA audio HK4000d. Here are the rated figures, which I have read are accurate: Rms Power...
  25. O

    Who's Got Connections?

    Anybody know a rep for XS Power? I'm in need of a new battery and don't want to pay for the retail markup if I can avoid it.
  26. rada194

    Major voltage drop

    Okay so when I'm driving my car my voltage will go from 14.6 down to about 13 volts when I'm really pounding it. When I pull up to a stoplight my voltage will stay at 13.6 and drop very badly. So I've come to the conclusion I need another battery. We'll here's the thing. I have an advanced...
  27. B

    2 amps on one battery?

    I currently have a 900w pioneer amp running my 2 comps. I have another pioneer amp (760w) that I'm not using but wanted to add to the battery to run 2 more sub's. I talked to a guy a a shop if I could do this and he said I would need a HOalt, another battery, and a bunch of other stuff if I...
  28. B

    2 amps on one battery?

    I have a 2010 ford focus with a 900 watt amp punching two comp 12s and I have an extra amp that is 760 watts. Would it be safe to add the extra amp to the battery with the 900 watt amp or would I need another battery or dist block. Any help, tips, or info for the future would be greatly appreciated
  29. A

    Battery, Help!

    So, I have the chance to get an Optima Red Top 34R for $75. The problem is it would not fit in my front hood. I would have to wire it in series or parallel or whatever with the stock battery that I currently have. Which would ruin the life for both of them. However, it's a fantastic deal! My...
  30. triscuit1983

    FS: Slightly Used XS Power D1200 Battery

    Item(s) for Sale: XS D1200 Battery w/ M6 Terminal Hardware and original box Item(s) Description/Condition: Bought end of December and used for 2 weeks under the hood before buying a D4700. Almost New. Price: $190 obo shipped Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information: Negotiated price...
  31. bassattack95

    xs d3400

    Is it possible for me to put an xs d3400 battery under the hood of my 2000 ford explorer? If so will I have to do any mods or cutting?
  32. I

    Need help from a pro

    I am installing two 12" american bass xfl 1000 rms 2000 peak with a massive 1800 rms 3600 peak mono amp with 0 guage wire with a 250 amp in line fuse,I already have a upgraded battery in the front ( not sure the specs) but I want to know if I am going to need a additional battery on the back to...
  33. A

    Battery?

    I currently have a hifonics 1100.1 BRX amp, my question is what battery should I buy to properly power this amp? I recently upgraded the alternator from 120A to a 140 A but there's still a lacking power problem (dimming lights) the battery is stock, but I was wondering what battery I should put...
  34. JeepWithLows

    Alt? Batt? Or both?

    I currently have a skar 1500.1 with (2) dc lvl 2 15s and a rockford 490.4 for mids/highs. In the next few months i am looking to double my system. Adding a second 1500 and possibly another amp (so i can run active). I have looked into purchasing about a 240 or 270 amp alt for the front. And at...
  35. C

    Do I need a second battery?

    My 2 year warranty battery lasted 3 years and finally died. I went to the auto parts store to get a new one, and the guy there saw my subwoofer power cable and told me that it would be a lot better on the electrical system if I got a battery to put in the back. I told him that I only had a 350...
  36. willfordbrimlee

    Extra Batteries Needed for System

    I'm not quite sure what size battery or batteries I am going to need to properly and safely power my system. I have an aftermarket 260A alternator, a sax 100.4, and plan on powering my woofers with around 3000-4000 watts. My accessories use about 115A and my under hood battery is 100 ah. I'm...
  37. B

    Battery setup not working, need some advise please

    I have 2 Rockford 1500.1 BDCP'S at 1 ohm, 1 arc audio 300.4. I have the big 3, stock 120 amp alt, and new Die hard advance gold AGM 875 cca under the hood. I have some generic batt that is supposed to be equal to somewhere in between xs power D3400-D3100. The car audio shop swears by this batt...
  38. MECHMAN

    MechMan alternator / XS power combo discounts !!!

    We saw such a good response from our Christmas sale, that we decided to extend it !!! We already have the every-day lowest price on XS power batteries with FREE shipping anywhere in the 48 states. These prices are available any time through our online store. If you want the extra discount you...
  39. F

    Batteries for SAZ-3500D

    None of the "special" car audio batteries will work because the shipping for these are like the price of the battery itself (at least the places that I've seen). What exactly are the specs that I'm supposed to be looking at as far as voltage drop for the load of the amp? Are AGM's the only...
  40. S

    Simple question about batteries, i think

    i have 2 12in memphis subs, 500w memphis amp, 4 6.5 in memphis speakers (2 in front 2 in back), 2 1in memphis tweeters (in front), alpine deck, and a 300w 4 channel alpine amp i have a capacitor to. DO I NEED AN EXTRA BATTERY IN MY NISSAN JUKE?