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Do I need a better battery?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bowhuntingaddict, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    bowhuntingaddict

    bowhuntingaddict [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 400 watt amp powering my 4 speakers and want to add another to power a sub or two. Am I going to need to replace my existing batter and getting a better one to power this?
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    Lurkin

    Lurkin Well-Known Member

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    I'd add a cap before I'd change out the battery. FWIW I was running a 400 and a 300 watt amp with no problems before. I've since simplified down to a single 4 channel amp running front components and a single sub.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    Caps are typically a waste of money. But you should be completely fine running that setup of the stock battery. I'm running a 450 Watt RMS 4 channel and a 300 RMS mono both off my standard battery and there isn't any problem whatsoever. Note that the tow package supposedly comes with a "heavy duty battery" and a bigger alternator, although when I compared my tow package equiped Taco battery to my dad's non tow package, his battery looked the same....
     
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