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Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by acourt, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. acourt

    acourt Junior Member

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    when a vehicle is running and an alternator and /or battery cannot keep up with the demands of a car audio systems draw of amperage or whatever, and the amps start to fail/ run out of juice, would amps [that keep the wattage output constant when voltage drops such as JL Audio's] solve this problem or would a system require a high output alternator reguardless of the type of amp used? <_<
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    regardless of amp, if your running that much power you need a better alt/battery ;)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Get a higher output alternator.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    A 1.0 Farad capacitor should help keep your lights from blinking and stuff, but a higher output alternator should solve the problem the best.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Kinda on the topic, but still kinda stealing the thread... what kind of power do the stock alternators put out and how much would a higher output alt put out?

    I'm having the same problems with the lights dimming at idle at times.
     
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