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    Registered User Stealththx's Avatar
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    Will this work?

    I already got my 15" L7 which takes 1000 watts RMS and I am planning on getting a Fosgate 1001bd which is 1000 watts RMS + another 60 X 4 from a Kicker 350.4. So, that is 1240 watts total and I heard the alternator can only handle 780 watts RMS. I already have 1 cap and am deciding on getting another. Do you think I could be able to use this setup with 2 farads of caps or is this way too much wattage for the stock alternator?

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    "sitting in the corner in Rick Roll timeout" chanwahyaoh's Avatar
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    in my experience, the caps don't really help out much.

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    How does that setup work out for you? Do the lights still flash a lot?

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    The alternator will probably have trouble keeping up even at 780 W RMS. Your voltage will drop when that happens. Your best bet is to shell out the cash for an upgraded alternator, upgraded battery, and capacitor if you want to make the transition of power from the alternator to battery smoother. Caps don't do a lot for the electrical system, though.
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    "sitting in the corner in Rick Roll timeout" chanwahyaoh's Avatar
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    The lights will dim with heavy bass hits, just noticably. It's not really enough to bother me.
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