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Mobile installation question.

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Mobile installation question.

Post by RadioMax » Thursday, 01 October 2009, 8:48 AM

I have a 2004 Toyota Corolla would I need to upgrade anything on the car to run a RCI-2970N2 drawing 18 Amps or can I just hook it directly to the battery without any problems?




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Re: Mobile installation question.

Post by 'Doc » Thursday, 01 October 2009, 9:39 AM

Doesn't sound unusual enough to require anything special. I think I'd recommend larger power line wires than you might think reasonable, but that's one of those 'just in case' thingys, not all that important.
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Re: Mobile installation question.

Post by RadioMax » Thursday, 01 October 2009, 9:55 AM

I was concerned about the alternator being able to handle the load or going bad due to overloading it.

And as far as powerlines are you referring to the pos/neg wires going from radio to the battery?



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Re: Mobile installation question.

Post by Foxhunter » Thursday, 01 October 2009, 10:35 AM

Yes he's describing the power cables to/from the battery. Power supply lines, or power leads.

Run a pair of short thick cables +/- to a point very close to the radio. Then connect your radio's own power cord to them.

As a very general rule, if your car has AC air conditioning, heated seats and other common extra accessories, you probably have an alternator that can handle an external accessory such as a radio. Provided it's not being used when all other accessories are all on at once. No guarantees, but is a general indication that you can.



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Re: Mobile installation question.

Post by RadioMax » Friday, 02 October 2009, 9:52 AM

Thanks for your input guys.




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Re: Mobile installation question.

Post by lucas » Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 17:41 PM

i'm pounding 2 rockford fosgate subwoofers off a 1200 crunch amp (most of the time, depending on mood), with a cb radio running all the time when the car is started PLUS two extra 150 watt EACH driving lights in the bottom grill of my 2000 grand am and 100/80 watt each head lights (we tend to have a BIG moose problem here in newfoundland) , im more then sure your not going to have any electrical problems :P


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Re: Mobile installation question.

Post by lucas » Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 17:43 PM

thats suppost to be 1200 watts worth of amp sorry, i cant seem to find the edit bottom


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