battery

  1. Virtuous Warrior

    Chrysler 300 Dual Battery/350A ALT Connection Help Needed.

    Hello, New member here. Intermediate knowledge, four installs under belt over last 30+ years. Sorry for long intro but I figured I would give as much info as possible. Skip to end to see question. This current install is a bit different being I'm bypassing my so-called "premium" Alpine 10...
  2. ANDREX

    can i keep this audio system with the ones listed below?

    Hello I also have a question I want to buy 160ah lto, i.e. 4 banks but I have a stock alternator of 140 a and a maximum load of 14.9 do you think it could hold a 12kw audio system 8 on bass and 4 on spekers
  3. ANDREX

    160ah lto with a stock 140a alternator with 14.9 load

    Hello I also have a question I want to buy 160ah lto, i.e. 4 banks but I have a stock alternator of 140 a and a maximum load of 14.9 do you think it could hold a 12kw audio system 8 on bass and 4 on spekers
  4. Nikolai Cvetkov

    Put LTO on stock electric.

    Hello all, Can I put LTO Yinlong batteries as second bank in the trunk to power up 3k amplifier... I had 90A alt and 80Ah batt ... But when bass hits I drop from 14v to 12.9... ive put 120Ah and had drop to 13.2v ... So few weeks ago I bought 180A alt so now my drop is to 13.3/4 ... I guess...
  5. Mr FaceCaser

    Batterys

    So how do you determine what battery you need? Like if a battery has 200 AH what does that mean? If a battery says 4000 watts max does that mean? I see battery's that are 200 AH but 4000 watts max what does that exactly mean
  6. Kram Larbac

    Battery related install

    Hello all! I will try my best to keep this as short and simple as possible. I have done many installs over the years. No, I don’t mean to sound like I’m a know it all big-headed idiot that is not open to hear any comments or advice. I just meant I have a bit of knowledge in the field. I recently...
  7. Terry Driver

    More power

    I need to run 3 power and 3 grounds through the firewall for 1 amp. I was wondering if I have a 400 amp alternator and 2 batteries under the hood of my truck could I add a 3rd battery inside the truck and just run a power and ground to the 3rd battery and then run the 3 power and grounds off...
  8. Mr FaceCaser

    Power banks

    So I have a XS SB500.34 power bank/battery hooked up for my audio system it has max power is 4000 watts so does that mean I don't need to upgrade my alternator unless I go over the 4000 watts or what does that actually mean and when should I upgrade my alternator. I'm trying to learn more about...
  9. mat3833

    FOR SALE Taramps smart 5 and 80AH Yinlong bank

    Title says it. Both are used in good condition. Yinlong bank has acrylic case and beefy buss bars from Jim's Machine works as well as a heltec balancer. 325 shipped for the smart 5 700 for the lithium picked up I'm not exactly sure how to go sbout shipping the bank, so for the moment it's pick...
  10. J

    Superbeast 96ah headway or Scib 20ah LTO cells?

    Im very keen on building a lithium battery for my car audio but I have questions before I begin. I am wondering what would be ideal for my situation. I am trying to run 3k rms full tilt with no voltage issues on a stock alternator, I believe its 100-120 amp. The superbeast is 8ah cells in a 12v...
  11. cmartinez73

    HELP figuring out size of alternator needed!

    I am trying to run 4k RMS to 2 12s out of an 8kW amp in a 2006-11 civic si (the 2.0L) the amps of the oem alt is around 105-110, i know im going to need electrical upgrades. Can anyone help me/ tell me how to figure out the power my alternator puts out. I assume I will probably need an extra...
  12. M

    battery recomendations

    I am in a 1997 toyota t100 and i need some 2nd battery recommendations. I have a avatar stu-15 3000w rms. I have a tharamps smart 3 im running stalk alt with a big 3. i am running all 1/0 gauge power and ground wire as well. i prolly left lots of things out let me know if you have any questions...
  13. M

    battery dying

    i have a 2nd 12v battery for my amp and recently it stopped producing 12v ( ive only had it for 4 months) i figured something was pulling power while the truck was off or it wasn't charging correctly. it could be a charging issue. i also took it out and charged it to 12v and i watched it slowly...
  14. JustaBowla

    Hot Cable

    I have installed an HO alternator and 2 XS power batteries under the hood. I have everything fused including the main power wire running to the main fuse block for the vehicle. This cable originally had a factory 140 amp fuse on it, so that is what I have on it as well. I have also upgraded it...
  15. e.a.greenwell

    Battery Drain - Coincidence?

    Hi all, A month ago I bought a Lexus RX 400H, which is a hybrid model. The car is fairly old, a 2006, but it has low miles and has been maintained really well. The title is clean. No damage or any past accidents. The only issue with the car after we bought it, it was the factory door speakers...
  16. B

    Best under hood AGM battery for 4k watts

    So I have my Autotech 320 amp alt, haven't installed it because I'm running a stock lead acid battery. I have big 3 ready to go, SIA-2500, wired up. Plan on getting a JP84 4 channel. My custom box is being built right now, and I plan on getting a Avatar STU-1546. Gonna be my first big boy system...
  17. D

    Is my battery enough for adding an amp?

    Hello guys, I own a Mercedes A 140 W168 and i want to install a 4 channel TRF M600.4AB amplifier (600 watt RMS, 1200 watt max) and connect to it a 12'' TRF VLSW122D2 Subwoofer (250 watt RMS) and 2 additional speakers on car's shelf (85 watt RMS each). So the music will be performed by 6...
  18. R

    System power load and source calculation help please!

    The system I’m building is, in comparison to some I’ve seen, mediocre, but I want it to perform flawlessly and rather maintenance free. Here is what I’m currently running. This is a 2002 Cadillac Escalade base, not EXT HU: Alpine ilx-207(4v pre-outs) powered via vehicle ignition. Was using all 6...
  19. M

    Will my stock 105 amp alternator be able to handle 700-750 watts rms

    Car audio noob here. I am hoping to install a 700-750 watt rms system in my Honda Fit 2016 EX. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R2200X2/Rockford-Fosgate-R2-200X2.html https://www.crutchfield.com/p_109CL600A/JBL-Club-A600.html I've asked multiple different auto parts stores and car audio...
  20. D

    Help with HO alternator and AGM batteries

    Ok, to start off im electrically stupid so i am here to ask for a little advice. i purchased a HO alternator 300a upon recommendation of the manufacturer (fairly certain i was just up sold on it big time), i will be running a 2.3k watt @2 ohm mono and a 500w 4ch. i have a 80ah agm under hood and...
  21. M

    Car Audio System Keeps Killing My Battery

    Hello I’ve had my audio setup for a while now with no issues until last week. Went to leave my house and car won’t start because the battery is dead. Figured I had a bad battery because it was pretty old so I got a new one. Next day battery was dead again. So I unhooked my 2 amps and jumped my...
  22. alecrfreeman30

    Do i need to replace my OEM alternator and battery?

    I'm about to install a 12" Sundown Xv2 D2 1500wrms ran by a wolfram w3000.1(yes, I know the amp way overpowers the sub, but it was free). Just curious if that's considered too much power for an OEM electrical setup. I Was going to do a big 3 (4) upgrade too but wasn't sure if that would be...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. MmatsDude

    Electrical problem

    Sup fellas. Need urgent help before I take my car to an electrical shop. 2003 Lincoln town car Have not installed no car audio equipment yet. When I am driving the car and I use my turning signals either left or right turning signal it kills all the electrical on my dash board and the AC...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. DarkKnightSM

    Upgrade alt w/o new batt DOESNT work!

    Go figure! I finally got my mechman alternator install done, belts tight but not to tight. No squeeks, everything tight and secure and terminal to metal surface areas sanded down awhile ago. Yet i still have headlight dimming. Infact a new symtom has been added, now, at idle, when the bass...
  32. DarkKnightSM

    Need a good multimeter to test amps, and Volts

    Im trying to figure out the wattage my amplifier is putting out. I want to make sure its able to feed the amount of power im asking of it and just curious i suppose. Its rated at 1000watts rms and i imagine im pushing it pretty close but im just guessing. So to figure watts i need volts times...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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