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Old    Deez nuts (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       06-07-2005, 9:05 PM Reply   
Right now im running 2 batteries. One for my starting and the other for my system and a perko switch. Im going to add a 3rd battery for my stereo system. How do I hook it up? Do I just run battery cable to positive and Neg to my existing stereo battery? Or do I have to ground it also to the block? Also do I to change any wiring to allow for the extra battery?
Old    deltariders...tim (brick)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-08-2005, 8:37 AM Reply   
The simpliest way is to wire your two stereo batteries together in parallel; that is, positive to positive and negative to negative with your starting battery grounded to the engine block (common ground).

As far as wiring, I wouldn't use anything less than 1/0 for all of the connections.
Old    Deez nuts (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       06-08-2005, 10:25 AM Reply   
right now I have 4 guage. So you think I need to upgrade?
Old    deltariders...tim (brick)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-08-2005, 11:34 AM Reply   
I don't have the calculations for you. However, for peace of mind, I would replace with 0 guage power wire. You can get Stinger HPM 0 guage power wire from darvex.com for $2.95 per foot. This is the best price I've seen by far.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       06-08-2005, 12:41 PM Reply   
Do you sit for long periods with your radio on? If not look into an alt upgrade. there is a calculator that will show you based on Ohm's law and wire length what guage wire you would need. how many amps is your system pulling?

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