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Mar 27, 11:05am - #426720 
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?

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Mar 27, 11:37am - #426721 
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

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Mar 27, 11:51am - #426722 
i beleive yellow was for audio...red for power???


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Mar 27, 11:56am - #426723 
soudns about right thumbsup

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Mar 27, 12:12pm - #426724 
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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Mar 27, 12:39pm - #426725 
optime yellow wink


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Mar 27, 12:40pm - #426726 
optima**


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Mar 27, 5:01pm - #426727 
Maybe I should have clarified that I'm looking to install a 2nd battery, not just swap out the one in the engine bay.

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Mar 27, 5:50pm - #426728 
capacitors are money they worked for me then I blew my subs :-(

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Mar 27, 8:39pm - #426729 
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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Mar 27, 8:56pm - #426730 
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

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Mar 27, 10:09pm - #426731 
Yellowtop Optima. grin

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Mar 27, 10:12pm - #426732 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
Yellowtop Optima. grin


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Mar 28, 5:20pm - #426733 
yellow optima its like $140 & it has like 740 or 720 CCA


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Mar 28, 5:49pm - #426734 
yellow.. optima


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Mar 30, 1:52am - #426735 
dos any have a pic of the optima blue top installed?

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Mar 30, 11:33am - #426736 
i have a stinger dry cell battery thumbsup


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Mar 30, 11:56am - #426737 
so whats the red top optime code???...34 series...i forgot confused


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Mar 30, 12:02pm - #426738 
i have the redtop thumbsup

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Mar 30, 12:50pm - #426739 
...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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Mar 30, 2:31pm - #426740 
Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
i have the redtop thumbsup

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Mar 31, 9:41pm - #426741 
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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Apr 2, 1:31am - #426742 
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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Apr 2, 8:20am - #426743 
Thanks everyone thumbsup thumbsup Do batcaps provide more energy? Would they stop draining?

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Apr 2, 9:55am - #426744 
Bat aps from my understanding just store power incase you kill the battery. Although I could be wrong.

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