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Trying to solve light dimming (outside of big3)

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject:  Trying to solve light dimming (outside of big3) Reply with quote

I have a Kenwood KAC-8105D
http://www.sonicelectronix.com.....8105D.html

and a Crunch PZA1200.4
http://www.sonicelectronix.com.....200.4.html

and getting some bad light dimming from headlights when bass hits...

Of course outside of the big three... is one of these alternators good enough to support my system?

http://www.motorcityreman.com/01impala38l.html

not sure which amp to get (105, 160 or 200) and if it will fix the issue.

Was going to get a cap or a second battery but i read that its not the way to go...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The 160 should do it, buflt the 200 would leave some room for upgrades

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

how did you set the gains on the amp ?

clipping will do hell on voltage drop

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject:  solve dim lights. Reply with quote

For the difference in $$ I'd go for max amps. What's wrong with using a cap? Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject:  Re: solve dim lights. Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

questions

where are your amps grounded ?
what battery is under hood now ?
how did you set your gains on amp ?


I would upgrade battery under hood with an xs power battery (or other agm type battery) this is the first line in defense in dimming

make sure ground is good or run ground to front battery ... uni body cars can have a hard time with chassis grounds

set your gains with the proper tools (dd-1 or oscope) ..like I said clipping will do hell on voltage ... I have a 350 amp alternator and can tell by the voltage drop that i am clipping my amp


now for alternator ?

get the biggest one you can... the one you listed is a "200" amp but I doubt it will do that... I spent a ton of money on my alternator (not that you have to) .... look in to singer alternators... mechman alternators... ohio generators ... those will do rated and are well worth the money

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Sorry for not mentioning in the first post... all the gains on both amps are set to lowest and for whats its worst bass boost is off.

One amp is grounded under the seat on one of the huge stubs (i read a few times on here thats one of the best place to ground) and the other is next to the fender well.

The batt now is an stock ACDelco
would a battery like this be fine?
http://www.sonicelectronix.com.....HC800.html

The reason I was interested in the alts above was due to the place being about 30mins away from me.

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