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Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? #426720 Mar 27, 10:05am Mar 27, 10:05am
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Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo?
Whats the best/most efficient type of battery to add to help power a full audio setup? Ive heard it's some sort of marine battery, whenever I have the headlights on and everything at night, the subs/amp drain too much current and everything dims. I need a fix for this problem so Im wanting to add another battery. Anyone know?

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Kenton2k] #426721 Mar 27, 10:37am Mar 27, 10:37am
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Optima Yellow or red. i forgot which is better for sterio. The marine battery is the blue one, and i think the dude who got it for his car was jsut becasue it was blue to match wink thumbsup

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #426722 Mar 27, 10:51am Mar 27, 10:51am
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i beleive yellow was for audio...red for power???


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Eman] #426723 Mar 27, 10:56am Mar 27, 10:56am
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soudns about right thumbsup

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #426724 Mar 27, 11:12am Mar 27, 11:12am
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Before you upgrade your battery, I'd try upgrading the Big 3. That's your negative ground from battery to car. The positive cable from battery to alt. And the chassis to engine ground. Upgrade these with 0-4 gauge and see if that doesn't help first.


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: XxMerlinxX] #426725 Mar 27, 11:39am Mar 27, 11:39am
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optime yellow wink


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Celica_GTS_1] #426726 Mar 27, 11:40am Mar 27, 11:40am
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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Celica_GTS_1] #426727 Mar 27, 4:01pm Mar 27, 4:01pm
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Maybe I should have clarified that I'm looking to install a 2nd battery, not just swap out the one in the engine bay.

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Kenton2k] #426728 Mar 27, 4:50pm Mar 27, 4:50pm
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capacitors are money they worked for me then I blew my subs :-(

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: ApuPimpin] #426729 Mar 27, 7:39pm Mar 27, 7:39pm
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Capacitors are like putting a bandaid on a gunshot. If you're getting massive drains they won't do anything for you, it's not like they create energy.


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: XxMerlinxX] #426730 Mar 27, 7:56pm Mar 27, 7:56pm
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yeah it is the optima yellow tap! and caps work too but if you get one make sure to get digital cap so you can see if its workin HAHA lil advise. Later Chad

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: unstopable] #426731 Mar 27, 9:09pm Mar 27, 9:09pm
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Yellowtop Optima. grin

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Virgilson] #426732 Mar 27, 9:12pm Mar 27, 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
Yellowtop Optima. grin


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: verano] #426733 Mar 28, 4:20pm Mar 28, 4:20pm
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yellow optima its like $140 & it has like 740 or 720 CCA


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: mrluilou] #426734 Mar 28, 4:49pm Mar 28, 4:49pm
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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: trdsisco] #426735 Mar 30, 12:52am Mar 30, 12:52am
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dos any have a pic of the optima blue top installed?

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #426736 Mar 30, 10:33am Mar 30, 10:33am
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i have a stinger dry cell battery thumbsup


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: celimangts17] #426737 Mar 30, 10:56am Mar 30, 10:56am
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so whats the red top optime code???...34 series...i forgot confused


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: celicajonz] #426738 Mar 30, 11:02am Mar 30, 11:02am
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i have the redtop thumbsup

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: ghostingcelica] #426739 Mar 30, 11:50am Mar 30, 11:50am
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...will the red top say 34/78 on the top of the batt.???????



bought to get one and just want to make sure grin


does the part no. say SC34U???


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: ghostingcelica] #426740 Mar 30, 1:31pm Mar 30, 1:31pm
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Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
i have the redtop thumbsup

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: PnOyGtS] #426741 Mar 31, 8:41pm Mar 31, 8:41pm
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Go with the Red Cap unless you are powering a major system, then go with a yellow. And with these batteries you don't need a cap, because the recharge on the this battery is extremely quick. If you are serious about radio comp, stay with Optima.


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #426742 Apr 2, 12:31am Apr 2, 12:31am
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Originally Posted by sweetnuts4sale
dos any have a pic of the optima blue top installed?


For boats only! nono

For ultimate power, get a Optima Red Top for your cars engine. Wire an Optima Yellow Top in the back underneath the car to power your amps, subs, speakers, and neons/power draining stuff. Ground both batteries with groundwire kits and get a Sun voltage stabilizer for the yellow top. Yellow tops are deep cycle, so leave your engine off with your system up. Should your yellow top die, you still have the red to drive home. thumbsup Expensive, very. The best is gonna cost the most, usually.


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Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Sancho] #426743 Apr 2, 7:20am Apr 2, 7:20am
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Thanks everyone thumbsup thumbsup Do batcaps provide more energy? Would they stop draining?

Re: Best Type of Battery to Add for Powering Stereo? [Re: Kenton2k] #426744 Apr 2, 8:55am Apr 2, 8:55am
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Bat aps from my understanding just store power incase you kill the battery. Although I could be wrong.

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