A QUESTION REGARDING BIGGER ALTERNATOR WILL IT DAMAGE OTHER SYSTEMS OF CAR?
Topic: Alternator case sizes
June 17, 2019 / By Darien Question:
1. iam having 2 kx1200.1 kicker amps those if strapped give upto 2400 at 2 ohm
i am confused for wether to install 1 solo x 12" or 2 s15l7. some told me to go for solo x 12" but iam not convinced i think 2 s15 l7 will shake the street more than 1 solo x 12" pls guide.
2. for the above case i wanna have my eletrical system upgrade first thing iam gona install bigger alternator but iam confused with that upto what range should i go & if i go for some range will it affect / damage the car ? noting that i have 70 amp factory altrnator in my car.
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Azrael | 5 days ago
It's a shame that some of the people answering questions in here don't even understand the BASICS of the topic.
The alternator is the HEART of ANY charging system. YES it is responsible for charging the battery - but how does it do that?? By operating at a higher voltage than the battery. By having the highest voltage in the system the alternator is the power source for ALL electrical accessories when the engine is running.
Ideally, all the battery does is start the car, and power the accessories when the engine is OFF.
Engine on -- all alternator. Engine off -- all battery.
So -- yes - if you're planning for 2000-2500w rms a high ouput alt is a necessity. Availability and pricing depends specifically on your car. I would try to find something around 200A for what you're planning. In some cases that may be as cheap as $200-250. In others it will require a high end custom job and prices for that can get astronomical.
A cap is the furthest thing from a necessity and with a system this size I wouldn't even consider one.
I like the idea of the single SoloX12 just because I think one relatively small sub that beats better than most dual 15" set ups is awesome, but in the end you may be right that a pair of 15L7's would ultimately be louder -- that is a LOT of cone area for even a bad *** 12" to overcome.
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A larger alternator will not hurt your OEM electrical system. An alternator's purpose is to keep the battery fully charged. Everything requiring electricity in a vehicle draws its current from the battery NOT the alternator. Aftermarket stereo systems draw much more current than the OEM battery & electrical system was designed to produce, thus draining the battery quicker than the alternator can charge it. That in turn causes the alternator to work over-time and the battery to never be fully charged. I agree with the previous posters comment to get a capacitor (Power Cap). I'll also highly suggest getting a Yellow Top brand battery, available at most auto parts stores. An High Output alternator is rarely needed for audio systems that already have these upgrades. If you decide to get a different vehicle the battery and capacitor can be installed in the new vehicle as easily as your other audio compo nets. The alternator can't. Here's a little information that will save people a lot of headaches: *NEVER* operate an aftermarket amp & subs while the engine is not running. At your usual listening level even a Yellow Top battery will be unable to start your vehicle after just 20 minutes. Hope you have jumper cables!
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The main things to look at, are how much power your alternator is putting out, and how much power your amp, or amps require. Most stock alternators/batteries put out just enough to power the car, like 12-13 volts. Depending on what kind of amp it could be requireing 14 volts or more, which would damage your alternator if u play it at max output for a longer amount of time. If ur running 2 amps then i would suggest upgrading ur alternator and battery before u end up having problomes and ruining it.
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the first paragraph Karle said is correct. a high output alt won't harm your system. all the electronics draw how much power they need from it. it doesn't push power to them. so they will be fine cuz they will only take what is necessary.
the other stuff said is questionable. a cap is much cheaper than an alternator, but will be of no help if your system is drawing too much power.
and an amp running with the gains at 75% isn't ideal. it will most likely be clipping at this point in high volume. the only way to measure what is ideal is with a DMM, but you'll usually be safe at around 50%
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