mr. marauder, on Aug 24 2011, 02:11 PM, said:
I just got a kinetic battery, anybody use battery isolators? or should I just run it parallel with the front battery?
I never used one, but this dude was just braggin bout how he can bang all day & night with the engine off & still start the car cuz he got his batteries isolated
Battery isolators are used so when you parked somewhere playing your jams with the key turn back it wont kill your front battery. The isloator is put inline between the front in back battery so when you do play music it cuts power from the front battery and you play off the back one. This defeats the purpose if you dont have a deep cycle battery in the back, but in your case you good cuz lol.
Even tho deep cycle batteries are design to be drain and charged back serveral times, Im not fond of playing jams with just 12 volts. Now if you just have the door speakers playing and alil bass not much you pretty straight. But full tilt at 12 volts you starving your amps and they will start to clip and distort. On a good day if you use the isolator, might get 30 minutes of playing at a good volume.
Dude said he can jam day and night aye. I hope he has a trickle charger after doing so cause once you drain those batteries like he's saying, It takes a while for them to charge back up 100% a day or two somtimes.
Like I said if you jamming hard you need 14 volts, I wouldnt trust jamming off 12 volts along time. Everybody I know just cut the car on and jam. If you the type like to play music all day at a event or something get the isolator. I woud just run in parallel cuz