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more than one battery?

EDUK8TR

Active Member
hossless,



If you get a second battery, I would recommend one of these.



www.1st-optima-batteries.com



I have the yellow top and It works great.


Wayne C.

CDX-787<BR
HR2510

Magna Force 900

D104M6B

MR. COILY Single Coil


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hossless

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Howdy, I am looking into getting a bigger amp, along with a bigger alternator. Would I need additional batteries? I thought automobile batteries were basically for cranking/starting the vehicle. Unless I plan on using my radio/amp while idling or with the engine off (NOT), wouldn't the alternator power the amp using just one battery? I now have a 60 amp alt. I want a 200 amp alt, this will be in addition to hopefully a 1000 to 1200 watt X-Force amp.



Thanks, Hossless




Galaxy DX99v,
Astatic 636L,
Davemade 200,
Texas Ranger ext.spkr.,
Spectrum 1600/base,
Coily single coil and Coily trucker
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hossless

Guest
Howdy, I am looking into getting a bigger amp, along with a bigger alternator. Would I need additional batteries? I thought automobile batteries were basically for cranking/starting the vehicle. Unless I plan on using my radio/amp while idling or with the engine off (NOT), wouldn't the alternator power the amp using just one battery? I now have a 60 amp alt. I want a 200 amp alt, this will be in addition to hopefully a 1000 to 1200 watt X-Force amp.



Thanks, Hossless




Galaxy DX99v,
Astatic 636L,
Davemade 200,
Texas Ranger ext.spkr.,
Spectrum 1600/base,
Coily single coil and Coily trucker
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ButtFuzz

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If you have a single alternator charging a dual battery system, or if you have two batteries you are simply going to mount in parallel, you should (MUST) use a dual-battery isolator. Otherwise, if rigged in parallel, one battery will have a different voltage potential that the other and the stronger battery will see the weaker one as a load and try to charge the weaker battery up, therefore making less juice available at the 'good' battery.



A dual-battery isolator (basically a bunch of diodes) prevents this from happening.



Careful with that axe, Eugene.


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ButtFuzz

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If you have a single alternator charging a dual battery system, or if you have two batteries you are simply going to mount in parallel, you should (MUST) use a dual-battery isolator. Otherwise, if rigged in parallel, one battery will have a different voltage potential that the other and the stronger battery will see the weaker one as a load and try to charge the weaker battery up, therefore making less juice available at the 'good' battery.



A dual-battery isolator (basically a bunch of diodes) prevents this from happening.



Careful with that axe, Eugene.


_____

Buttfuzz in the Mobile
SuperStar Gr, KLV203, Wilson5K, 575-M6

Buttfuzz at the Base

Galaxy Class StarShip, A99wGPK, D104-M6B
Buttfuzz Built Deuce and a Quarter</p>
 

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