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By Preston Hall (phall925) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ok for anyone that participated in the fist discussion about a pontoon boat stereo. I am thinking about going with a battery bank and an on board charger.

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How do I figure out the draw of the amps to then design the battery bank?

formulas etc.



By Nacho (denverd1) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 9:14 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've got a spreadsheet for calc'ing your system's draw on alternator and battery system. It might get you started at least.
Alternator_calcs-347874.xls (17.4 k)

By Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:45 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Preston, I've got 3 sets of JL seperates and an alpine marine sub ( 10 inch) in my boat. I'm using the surepower seperator and bought two new trojan t-105's to power everything. I have an audison 5 chanel amp 75x4 plus 180 x1. after 4-5 weeks the batteries are doing great. The Even with only 180 watts ( sub is 300 RMS) it rattles the crap out of the aluminum siding.

You should be able to check online for your specific amps max current draw.

By Nacho (denverd1) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:58 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That what I was thinking, you'll pry never run out of juice with a small system and 2 6v batts. pry overkill

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