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Username: Halby

Parsippany, NJ

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jun-05
I was wondering if an MTX Thunder 801D: 400x1 RMS at 4 ohm will be too much for my car too handle as is? I will be running it to a Perfect 12.1.

I have never had an amp before and I wasn't sure how much a car's stock electrical system can handle before you need other equipment to help out.
 

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Username: Illuminator

Post Number: 724
Registered: Apr-05
It will be drawing around 57 amperes. Most cars put out around 60-70 amperes if i'm not mistaken. And you also have to consider the car needs about 20 to run,so in essence, you would be pushing it.
 

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Username: Halby

Parsippany, NJ

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jun-05
So what should I do to protect my car? I know that capacitors are an option, but I don't know enough about them to make a good buy. Any suggestions on a capacitor or otherwise.
 

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Username: Solacedagony

New Jersey US

Post Number: 518
Registered: Oct-04
Capacitors won't help your charging system, they will only make your problems worse by causing more draw on your alternator.
The answer to the problem is to get a high output alternator that can handle the draw. I would almost say you won't need a new alternator for that much draw since you'll only be drawing the full amperage at 100%.
 

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Username: Winn

Santa Ana, California US

Post Number: 25
Registered: Jun-05
you definately need a capacitor for you amp's sub, but it won't help you charge system, it only help your amp when your system hit the low bass and you amp require more juice.
 

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Username: Darkseid

Post Number: 83
Registered: Feb-05
stock alternators have very little as far as having extra amps that the car doesn't need. Though your amp is not a real heavy draw on it, it's still in excess of what your alternator can put out.
 

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Username: Halby

Parsippany, NJ

Post Number: 8
Registered: Jun-05
if I use a 250RMS thats what about 20 more amps...then do you think its ok to leave as is?
 

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Username: Halby

Parsippany, NJ

Post Number: 9
Registered: Jun-05
I wont be hitting quite as hard but it should still be good b/c the Perfect 12.1 is listed as 75-350 RMS.
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