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kinetik battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by l_prettyman, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    l_prettyman

    l_prettyman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    can a kinetik 2000 battery be used under the hood as a primary battery?? i have one laying around and i have been thinking of using it as primary. is it possible?
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    No way, it will never work. You should just go ahead and send that battery to me. Thanks.
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    l_prettyman

    l_prettyman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    it honestly wont work? and make an offer on it
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Agent7

    Agent7 Senior Executive of Nothing.

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    He was being sarcastic, because it's a sweet battery, and yes it will work as a main.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    l_prettyman

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    not too much power going through the system?
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    the system will only draw what it needs.

    the battery has an ability to put out 2000 watts, but that doesn't mean as soon as you hook it up it'll dump as much as it can into the system
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    l_prettyman

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    ah good deal. i cant wait to hook it up tonight
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    knayrb

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    I'm sure I'm going to make someone mad but this battery is pure snake oil IMO. It's more marketing then performance.

    They hide behind words like "power cell". Every damn battery is a power cell. They use something that audio nuts can relate to - 3800 watts. Audio guys like lots of "watts" in the equipment. The watts the battery has is available total watt hours or in other words AMP hours which is battery speak. It is NOT continuous watts. 3800 watts in a 12V battery is 317 amps, which for a auto or deep-cycle battery is quite normal. Also this is nothing more than a deep-cycle AGM (Absorbed Gas Mat) battery which is twice as expensive for the same wattage/amp hours as a good old walmart battery. A AGM battery is used for equipment that doesn't stay upright like airplanes and some boats. If your truck goes upside down you have bigger problems then needing a loud stereo.

    Also regardless on what they tell you, a charging system in a vehicle is not designed for a deep-cycle battery - especially an AGM. They say the alternator can't supply enough power so you need the battery. Where do you think the battery gets it's charging current from?

    Now all that being said, AGM batteries might have a place in the trunk of a car where hydrogen gas from charging regular lead-acid batteries might become explosive. An engine compartment is hot and is bad for AGM batteries. They are sensitive to abuse. My Tacoma doesn't have a trunk.

    See http://www.batteryfaq.org/ in the section "7. WHAT DO I LOOK FOR IN BUYING A NEW BATTERY?"

    I'm just trying to save you some hard earned money for some other mod. No offense is intended.
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    ^^^^ very good info.

    it won't save him money though since he already has the battery laying around.

    but yes, there is a good reason that an optima yellow top is not an ideal choice for a primary battery, but a red top will work great.

    Logan,
    it is still safe to run this battery, Knayrb is just saying that there are much better options
     
  10. May 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    l_prettyman

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    thanks, with his post i was getting worried, but like i said this battery was for an old audio system in my car.
     
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