just wondering whats going to happen when i get my stuff in the mail... i have bought 2 1600 watt mono block amps to power 2 premier ts-w2000 subs... but i do still have the stock alternator... just wondering if i should expect some problems.
Hey Brendan, you will positively have problems with that much power. First of all, a stock alternator generally supply 65A - 75A the most. If you take that and do a formula, 75 x 12V = 900W. Now if you use your normal devices such as heather/radio/lights, it'll take away power totals from that number. What'll happen if you connected those 2 amps is, your fuses will blow, then depending on your current wiring, it might burnout or melt. Before you can enjoy all that power, you'll need to do some upgrading. HO Alternator, new power wiring, 2 - 3 Capacitors, and distribution block. Oh and you'll need either money to pay someone to install them or lots of manual labour.
thanks glass, im new to the car audio scene but thats what i figured i would have to do.... they are sony 1600 watt max 900 watt RMS at 2 ohm. and yes i would be doing all of the labour myself ... i am going to buy a 0 guage wiring kit and will soon have a capacitor. what is a distribution block? and why would i need more than one cpacitor? sorry for the noob questions, and thanks for the help
Hey Brendan, the capacitor is needed to give tight smooth bass. Generally it's 1F per 1000W of power. So if you're going to use 2 amps that's 900W each, you'll need 2. Power distribution block is required if you're going to add more than one amp. How else are you going to divide up the power wire between 2 amps plus capacitors?
Oh Brendan, I strongly advice you not to drive the Sony amps to the max. Some of them could cause fire. Most of the time, they'll overheat and break down. Go do some search on Sony products. They could be one of the worst amps ever designed and made by a large company. Surprised noone's suing Sony.
eh those Sony amps would have a hard time putting out 900 watts a piece to be honest. you may want to read these two pages on caps and charging systems. after that, you can think about what you'll need. at first, I'd try those amps with the stock system just to see if you have any trouble before spending money on alternators.