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    battery question

    how big of a wire should i use for a bettery relocation

    some people have told me 2ga, but ive seen a lot of people using 4ga, i was plannin on using 4ga, just figuered i asked?

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    Um. 2 gauge or bigger. And use a fuse.
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    4 guage would be fine but 2 would be better, why are you relocating it and just dude say do use a use in the process.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    how big of a wire should i use for a bettery relocation

    some people have told me 2ga, but ive seen a lot of people using 4ga, i was plannin on using 4ga, just figuered i asked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy10 View Post
    4 guage would be fine but 2 would be better, why are you relocating it and just dude say do use a use in the process.

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    u shouldnt relocate ur batter ur alternator my give up quicker then expected..i had mine relocated then 1year later the alternator goes out just so happens the power has to travel longer to get back from the alternator to your battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackJDMDA9 View Post
    u shouldnt relocate ur batter ur alternator my give up quicker then expected..i had mine relocated then 1year later the alternator goes out just so happens the power has to travel longer to get back from the alternator to your battery

    There must have been some other factors. Its very common and usually causes no issues.
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    I have never heard of that, like slobra said.
    Must have been something else or it was on its last leg.
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    i had 2 12's and 3 amps running but i mean other then that i dunno it just acted weird i always had some problem with that car...now this black coupe its just like wtf one problem after another
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    what gauge wire were you running?
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    You are running 3 amp in what kinda car? On a stock alternator thats the problem. Try upgrading the charging system, and then the alternator wont go out and also add a battery to it as well
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    use 2ga...but what type of car is it? newer cars will throw a cel because of the voltage drop via the resistance of the length of wire. if it's a honda or nissan...then you're fine. i did my last car with 4ga and it held up for years. just make sure you use a battery box or you're gonna kill yourself with fumes. also, i'd recommend a 6pack battery of your choice...but i've used optima plenty of times with no problems. if u need any other help, just lemme kno. and as far as the fuse...u can use one or you can get yourself a circuit breaker. they're used commonly on spl soundsystems so they're pretty reliable.

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    Honestly you are a flaming idiot if you put a regular car battery in the back.
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    dude don't tell me you put a regular battery in the back not smart.
    Do i need to teach you some more LOL
    The optima or svr, kinetics battery, stinger, some thing like this

    Quote Originally Posted by Perseverance_Beats View Post
    use 2ga...but what type of car is it? newer cars will throw a cel because of the voltage drop via the resistance of the length of wire. if it's a honda or nissan...then you're fine. i did my last car with 4ga and it held up for years. just make sure you use a battery box or you're gonna kill yourself with fumes. also, i'd recommend a 6pack battery of your choice...but i've used optima plenty of times with no problems. if u need any other help, just lemme kno. and as far as the fuse...u can use one or you can get yourself a circuit breaker. they're used commonly on spl soundsystems so they're pretty reliable.
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    i was using a 2gag wire and i had a red top in the back and a stock alterantor i should have upped the chargin on it but oh well..cars crushed now so i dont give 2flukes lol
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    The "Big 3" should be replaced with the same size wire, to me, the minimum is 2 ga. if not 0/1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy10 View Post
    dude don't tell me you put a regular battery in the back not smart.
    Do i need to teach you some more LOL
    The optima or svr, kinetics battery, stinger, some thing like this
    i kno u aint talkin to me son! lol

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    and yea i did use a regular battery...something of a 6pack design. just look at a car outfitted with hyrdrolics...they have multiple batteries wired up in series.

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    ya beats you!!!!
    come on now you KNOW better than that
    to use a regular battery in the back of a car you could kill your self

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    i kno u aint talkin to me son! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy10 View Post
    ya beats you!!!!
    come on now you KNOW better than that
    to use a regular battery in the back of a car you could kill your self
    that's probably why i'm starting to go brain dead. lol

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    yep maybe LOL
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