[DML] Re: best battery to put in
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[DML] Re: best battery to put in

When running a high power amp in any car, make sure you put in a 
high capacity capacitor in to handle those power drain problems.  
Cructhfield sells them.  That will prevent your headlights from 
dimming, etc.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, kayoong@xxxx wrote:
> Dear Mark V:
> By your comments, I guess I will let PJ Grady recheck my 
> electrical system again for I am due to their shop next week.
> In the past, Rob and Pat haven't found anything electrically wrong 
> with the cooling fan's circuit breakers and the Fanzilla's 
connectors being over 
> taxed under heavy use over the years.   I have even upgraded the 
> Series 1 to the Series 2 two years ago upon Robâ??s suggestion.   
And yes, Pat at PJ 
> Grady does check all the grounding points on the chassis for 
cleanliness as 
> to insure a good contact, when my car is at PJ Grady at least once 
if not twice 
> a year. They know that my DeLorean is daily driven and I would 
take long 
> trips many times a year exceeding over a 1,000 miles one way.   
They always gave 
> my DeLorean a good go over and if anything that is not right, it 
> corrected, no matter the cost -- electrical, mechanical or other 
> About auto amplifiers.   There are many "so called" high power 
amps on the 
> market with some operating different or better then others and it 
has been that 
> way for the last thirty plus years as far as I can remember. 
> My experiences with high power amplifiers in my DeLorean are as 
follows; my 
> first one I had installed was Blaupunkt amp along with a head unit 
> auxiliary CD changer unit back in the Fall of 1996.  I got rid of 
the whole system 
> after five years and replaced it with a JL Audio 300/4 amp and 
Eclipse head unit 
> and a CD changer.   The JL amp was good sounding but the JL amp 
drew too much 
> power and with the headlights and A/C on, the horns wouldn't 
work.   Also when 
> the audio system is playing and if I was to flash the high beams, 
the amp 
> would cut out and come back on.   That was a nuisance, so I 
decided to take the 
> DeLorean to an authorized JL Audio dealer and installer as to have 
the amp and 
> the electrical system checked out... They found nothing wrong and 
that the amp 
> is functioning "normally."   So, about eight months later I had 
the JL amp 
> remove and replaced it with the Sinfoni120.4x amp.   This amp has 
a higher power 
> output and it draws less power than the JL amp.   The Sinfoni amps 
is a great 
> sounding amp and the JL Audio amp now sits in the basement were I 
last left 
> it some two years ago.   
> The alternator was updated, it is a 140 amp from Mr. John Harvey 
some two 
> years ago.   With ALL the electric components on and while 
creeping in NYC's rush 
> hour traffic, the electrical demand will swing wildly between the 
battery and 
> the alternator in order to supply the electrical demand in the 
extreme hot 
> and the cold seasons.   As I was told, this occuring situation can 
or will cause 
> an early demise to the battery and or the alternator as well.   I 
> this is what is happening.   The bottom line?   Next to the 
> uniqueness, the sound system is what I value when I am driving it 
especially on long 
> trips. 
> Anyway, maybe you want to take a crack in checking out my 
> electrical system?   I will compensate you for your time.   Maybe 
you may have a 
> better understanding or have better luck then us?   
> Kayo Ong
> #5508
> Lic 9D NY
> In a message dated 8/17/05 7:53:12 PM, dmcvin6683@xxxx writes:
> > I had 3 Big High End Amps in my Mustang plus power windows, A/C 
> > know the works. I sold it with 98,000 with a battery that was 
well over
> > 5 years old and original alternator.
> > 
> > Oh yeah this was my daily driver.
> > 
> > Sounds like electrical problems to me.
> > 
> > Anybody else on this list have big Amplifiers with no battery 
> > 
> > My Delorean i have now has a big ass High End Amplifier in it 
now and
> > no battery problems. This Amp has been in my car since i bought 
it in
> > 2003.
> > 
> > Mark V
> > 
> > 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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