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Hey guys, just had my first professional install done on my Lexus ls430...the owner of the shop happened to have a similar model Lexus, so that was really cool.

What I had installed as listed

---20 foot of Wirez signature 0 AWG copper wire

---Wirez Mini ANL 0 AWG fuse holder (w/ 150 Amp fuse)

---Wirez Fused Distro Power Block - 2 Amp

 

Anyhow, I have a few questions...

1. What is the biggest Amp I can throw on here without adding a secondary battery?

2. If I added a secondary battery in the back and ran the 0 AWG directly from alternator to secondary battery (in this case it's gonna be either a JY power 45 or 79 AH 12 volt lithium ion battery.....would the 0 AWG be enough to charge this battery effectively so that I could power a large amp (eg. 3000 watts RMS or greater? I am just wondering how many batteries I can effectively charge without putting too much strain on the alternator...and of course I am considering getting a HO alternator...

3. If I throw on a 240 Amp Alternator, how can I limit the amount of current that is drawn through the 0 AWG into the secondary battery? eg. do I need a battery management system of some sort?

 

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Knowing what ur current/stock battery is, and stock alternator power is, would help your first question by helping to "guesstimate" how much ur stock electrical will be able to power and maintain. Cant help u with the other questions, im too noobie for that lol. But i havent ever heard someone trying to limit their potential alternator power. Usually they want the most power out of an alt as they can. A 240 alt usually wont make 240 all the time, its just at higher engine RPMs. Like for example my Mechman HO 240 alt puts out 246 amps at 1800 RPM. At 800RPM idle it'll put out 145amps. 

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Counter question: whats your goal?  

A single run of 1/0 can only carry about 300 amps.  If you dont want to run more wire, then you're limited to maybe 3kW total output.


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18 minutes ago, WalledSonic said:

Counter question: whats your goal?  

A single run of 1/0 can only carry about 300 amps.  If you dont want to run more wire, then you're limited to maybe 3kW total output.

Thanks for the reply, my goal is basically to build a setup that will sufficiently move some air in and around my vehicle...I am looking at starting with a 1600 watt RMS system and potentially moving up to a 5000 watt RMS system (if I find that 1600 watt RMS is not enough?!). 

My thought was to get one of those CAB 1600.1 amps and throw either a Sundown X on it or FI Q or JL W7..not yet sure what, any suggestions? 

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If you want to move some air then I would go with the 5k and a pair of 18s and it will still be hard to do from the trunk.


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